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Two bits

Posted by Joe Pessell on January 31, 2000

In Reply to: Two bits posted by Roger Wise on January 31, 2000

: I would like to know where " Two bits four bits six bits a dollar" came from?
: Thanks so much.

Two bits is equal to 25 cents; they are counting in four equal parts of a dollar ending at a dollar, rather than ending on "eight bits".