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November 2014 PUZZLE - "The Frugal Stalker"
Submitted by Dave Thomas
A certain stalker was tailing the target of his desires at the mall. As his prey entered several stores in the mall, the stalker would also enter the same store, but would always buy something to allay suspicion.
At the first store his victim entered, the stalker spent a third of the money he had on his person. At the second store, he spent a third of the remaining amount. And at the third store, he again spent a third of the remaining amount.
The November Bonus:If the stalker spent $38 all together, how much did he start with?
Hall of Fame (November Puzzle Solvers):
Keith Gilbert (NM)
Eiichi Fukushima (NM)
Paul Braterman (UK)
Rocky S. Stone (NM)
Beulah Woodfin (NM)
Harold H. Gaines (KS)
Mike Arms (NM)
Eric Hanczyc (WA)
Alice Anderson (NM)