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    Question Something for you to think about

    Sorry if you have heard this before

    Three women live together and decide to by a TV.

    They go shopping and see one for £30 they all put £10 each

    When they leave the store the manager tells the assistant that he over charge them it should have been £25.

    The assistant goes round to the ladies house to give them the difference

    On the way he decides to give them £1 each and keep £2 for himself

    That means that the women paid £9 each = £27

    The assistant kept £2 = £2 + £27 = £29

    where has the other £1 gone?????????????


    I cant figure it out.


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    nowhere! the tv was a £25 yeah, he gave them £3 back and kept £2 himself thats the additional £5... just that the addition and subtraction are confuddled!
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    Yeas it does work out if you add the £3 + £2 = £5 then + £25 = £30
    but why dosnt it work if you do £9 x 3 = £27 then + £2 = £29

    It's crazy i tell you.


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    See 25 divided by 3 is 8.333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333.
    Not 9.
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    He kept £2, so 25 + 2 is 27 + £3 is £30
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    yeah it works out fine that way but try the wy it is written

    £9 x 3 ladies = £27 + £2 taken by assist = £29

    its the same thing just written different so why a pound missing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ANiMOSiTY
    See 25 divided by 3 is 8.333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333.
    Not 9.
    but they didn't pay £25 they paid £27 as they all paid £9 each.

    i used to know the answer to this and i can't for the life of me remember why the maths doesn't add up

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    got it.

    the reason it doesn't add up is beacuse the calculation is wrong

    the £2 should not be added to the the £27 but subtracted to get £25 thus making

    £25 for the TV shop

    £1 for each lady

    and the £2 for the assistant

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    if u add it its fine if u subtrack it its wrong its like counting your finger to 10 count 1 hand to 5 count down from 10 and u finish on 6 eg.

    12345 10 9 8 7 6...

    however both have 5
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    this went round our workplace and had most of them stumped. the actual wording of the question is wrong, A5TRA 59ORT ^^ got it exactly right.

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