/ Calling all you Genius's! - Answer this!

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Stanners - on 17 May 2012
There's a 97 shirt but you have no money so you borrow 50 from your mum and 50 from your dad. You buy the shirt with 3 change so you give your mum 1 and your dad 1 and keep 1 for yourself. You owe your mum and dad 49 each. 49x2=98 +the 1 you kept = 99 what happened to the other 1?!
steelbru - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners:
The shirt is worth 97, and you have 1, therefore you have assts of 98. You owe 98. No problem.
Philip on 17 May 2012
Simple, you can't count.

You owe you M and D 49+49=98 as you already paid them each 1. The 1 that is yours is what you borrowed originally and so is included in the 98 not in addition to. 98 = 97 you spent and the 1 you pocketed.
Horse on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners:

Don't buy a 97 shirt is the obvious answer.
Dominion - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners:

The shirt cost them 98 - not 97 - because you kept 1 for yourself.

So if you give them back 1 in change, then you owe them each 49.

victim of mathematics - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners:

Is the thread title meant to be ironic?
birdie num num - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners:
I bought two fingers of fudge and a Snickers with it
JSA - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners:

You borrowed 100, 50 from each. The shirt cost 97. You then give your parents 1/2 the price of the shirt each = 48.5 + 1 each from the change = 49.5 each x2 = 99 + the 1 you kept = 100 so nothing happened to "the other 1".
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mgco3 - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Stanners: You added the pound instead of subtracting it. You have a pound and you owe 2 x 49 = 98 . If you gave back the pound to one parent then you would owe 97.. The cost of the shirt. You may as well say that you owed one parent 49 and the other parent 49. 49 minus 49 = 0. You owe nothing and have a shirt worth 97 and a 1..

By putting the values on the wrong side of the equation doesnt equal the same result.. Sorry I wish it was that easy

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