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  1. LOBSHEAD

    LOBSHEAD So far gone , dont know the way back !
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    My niece posted this on facebook earlier , and it has been doing my head in since i read it ! So to all the maths boffs ,please solve this
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    its probably simple but ..??
     
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    XPG Darkside Eating cake.... Gold Subscriber Lifetime Gold
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    You borrowed £50 and gave £1 back, from each parent, making £98 loaned to you, meaning you owe £49 to each. You keep £1, leaving £97 which is the price you paid.

    Yes, £98 + £1 = £99, but the REAL math is £98 - £1 = £97. Adding £1 is just playing games, having no basis whatsoever in reality.
     
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    xIIJazza Gods divine one
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    You owe them 50 each, you spend 97. 3 left. you pay off 2 you owe 98 and you have 1.

    They lent you 98 you spend 97 and keep 1 technically balancing itself out..
     
  4. LOBSHEAD

    LOBSHEAD So far gone , dont know the way back !
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    @xpgdarkside thanks for the reply mate , so its just a trick then in how its worded ?! o_O
     
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    You only owe them £98 because you paid them each back £1 and the extra £1 you took for yourself... you tacked on a £ for no reason
     
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    LOBSHEAD So far gone , dont know the way back !
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    Ahhaa! The penny has dropped ! Thanks for your reply guys :)


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