Experts Are Puzzled


In Philadelphia there is a cautious carpenter named John G. Harl. He decided to get at his income-tax return well before March 15. So he worked & worked, and finally figured that his tax would be $40. Then he went to a branch office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and asked a clerk to check the return. No, said the clerk, after much figuring, the tax is $60.47. The careful carpenter then went to the main office, where another clerk figured: $222.38. Carpenter Harl was so alarmed that the clerk tried again, found a much happier answer. Now, said...

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