Off-Topic A brainteaser for you guys

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Chunkylover53, Friday 8th Nov, 2013.

  1. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    You see a shirt you want which costs 97 pounds. You have no money so you borrow 50 pounds from your mum and dad so you end up with 100. With this money you buy the shirt and get 3 pounds back in change. You give your mum 1 pound, your dad 1 pound and keep the other pound for yourself. As a result you now owe your mum 49 pounds and your dad 49 pounds.

    49+49=98 plus the pound you kept = 99 pounds

    What happened to the missing pound?


    Enjoy, also try and refrain from googling the answer :Wink:
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    You should have paid the folks back £49.50 :Wink:
     
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  3. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    OK so if you pay back 49.50 to mum and dad it works out as =

    49.50 X 2 = 99

    So still a pound missing and you don't have the pound you kept for yourself as you split that in half to repay the extra 50p to each parent.
     
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  4. candobill Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    if the shirt cost 97 and you borrowed 50 you must have borrowed two pounds too much so give it back :Happy:
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The reason there was a missing pound in the calculation is because the quid left is misleading, you owed them £100 and got £3 change, you should have paid them £48.50 back each, plus £1 from the change if you wanted to keep 50p from each debt for yourself.
     
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  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    You borrowed £1.50 each too much :Thumbup:
     
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  7. candobill Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    half of £97= £48.50 times two is 97 + 3 = 100
     
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  8. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Yeah you guys got it, I tried to somewhat throw you off the course of the answer haha
     
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