My good Sir, trying to write the introduction to this post without overusing the word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is going to be difficult as it may become something of due diligence to the state you’re in, which seems more auspicious than a place marked with a pentacle, but less numerous than the places not marked at all.
For example: If five esteemed members of A2K were stranded on an island (not Staten Island) went around picking up coconuts for years. Then one day, they saw a ship passing. They had a radio but as it was bought from Radio Shack it didn’t work, so they sent a message via a hamster trained to avoid aquatic perils to come and save them. The ship replied "Yes, tomorrow morning!"
The five of them went to sleep but Jes the first to wake up thought "I
don't trust my buddies," so she took 1/5 of the pile of coconuts.
Then a monkey came down and took 1 coconut.
The second to wake was Izzie and she didn't trust her buddies either, especially the dastardly Tryst, so she quietly took 1/5 of the remaining pile of coconuts. The monkey came down again and took 1 coconut.
During the rest of the night, Sturgis, Maxdancona and Edgarblythe did the
same and the monkey took 1 coconut after each of them in turn.
In the morning all of them tried to divide the remaining pile of
Coconuts into five equal portions but had one left over, which they
gave to the monkey –
And if I may quote a passage from the Aramaic Bible to you in plain English:
“I say to you that there will be joy like this before the Angels of God over one A2K’er who returns home.”
How many coconuts were in the original pile?