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The Missing Dollar

 
Anonymous Coward
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10/16/2011 06:29 AM
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The Missing Dollar
You saw a shirt for $97.
You didn't have the cash, so you borrowed
$50 from your mom and $50 from your dad

$50 + $50 = $100

You bought the shirt and had $3 change

You gave your dad $1 and your mom $1
and kept the other $1 for yourself.
Now you owe your mom $49 and your dad $49.
$49 + $49 = $98 + Your $1 = $99.

Where is the missing $1?
JUSTSURVIVEBABY

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10/16/2011 06:56 AM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
I figure Barry took it somehow.
Anonymous Coward
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10/16/2011 07:57 AM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
There
Anonymous Coward
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10/16/2011 08:03 AM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
There is no missing dollar

100

97

3 change

-1 dad
-1 mom
-1 you

No missing buck

T.
Psych

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10/16/2011 08:32 AM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
Clever misdirection. chuckle
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10/16/2011 08:37 AM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
Clever misdirection. chuckle
 Quoting: Psych


Lol yeah it is, GG to those that figured it out. bdance
Randy
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09/19/2012 06:01 PM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
You saw a shirt for $97.
You didn't have the cash, so you borrowed
$50 from your mom and $50 from your dad

$50 + $50 = $100

You bought the shirt and had $3 change

You gave your dad $1 and your mom $1
and kept the other $1 for yourself.
Now you owe your mom $49 and your dad $49.
$49 + $49 = $98 + Your $1 = $99.

Where is the missing $1?

 Quoting: ZigMason


It's a false and misleading question. The $2 you paid back + the $98 you still owe, = the $100 you borrowed, plain and simple. They confuse the issue: 1) by failing to add the $2 you already paid back in their final formula, and 2) by counting the dollar you kept for yourself, when it is already assumed in the amount you still owe. Thus the formula should be $1 + $1 ($2 you already paid back) + $49 + $49 (the $98 you still owe, including the one you "kept") = $100, not "$49 + $49 = $98 + $1 = $99".
Anonymous Coward
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03/24/2019 09:07 PM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
Bump!!
Anonymous Coward
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03/24/2019 09:52 PM
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Re: The Missing Dollar
The $49's are debts.
The $1 is an asset.
Adding them together does not equal "Money Borrowed".