Q:

How many 2-cent stamps are there in a dozen?

A:

There are 12 2-cent stamps in a dozen. This is a kind of riddle. A dozen of any object is always 12, regardless of what the object is. In this case, it is not important what the value of the stamp is, a dozen of them always equals 12.

There are many variations to this riddle, such as, "Which weighs more, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?" Though an object made of lead would generally weigh more than a feather, a pound of each would be equal because they both weigh exactly 1 pound. In both of these riddles, the key is to focus on the unit (a dozen, a pound) and not the extra information about the object.


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