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Discussion in 'Out of Focus / General Discussion' started by duttytd, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. duttytd

    duttytd Mummy, where do babies come from?

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    You saw a shirt for £97. You didn't have the money so you borrowed £50 from your mom & £50 from your dad which gives you £100. You buy the shirt and get £3 change. You give your dad £1, your mom £1 and keep £1 for yourself. You now owe your mom £49 and your dad £49. £49+£49=£98 + you £1 = £99 .. So where is the missing pound??
     
  2. duttytd

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    No one?
     
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    Seems obvious, you 'gave' yourself £1...........so the missing £1 is that one you gave yourself as you have kept £1 twice in the deal effectively.

    Makes total sense to me, hardly a riddle?
     
  4. duttytd

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    How did you give yourself £2?
     
  5. david357

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    There is no missing pound - you never had one in the first place.

    You borrowed £100 (2 x £50), bought a shirt for £97 and had £3 change.

    If you had given both parents £1-50 each, you would still owe them £48-50 each. Why did you keep a pound when you still owe them £98 between them?

    I am really very disappointed that you could cheat your parents in this manner, unless of course you are paying them a fair rate of interest for the loan.

    What colour was the shirt?
     
  6. CT

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    You've taken too many head punches. ;)

    I'm more concerned about the price of that shirt - I'd want a suit for that!
     
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    Fixed your math.
     
  8. Alan Clogwyn

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    It's just a play on numbers at the end - it's (£49+£1)+(£49+£1) + Your £1 = £100.

    It's actually frigging hard to explain it, but basically the maths is wrong at the end, because you're not taking int oaccount the £1 each in change given back.
     
  9. duttytd

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    I must have taken tooooo many punches as iv read it so many times and I'm still non the wiser
     
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  11. duttytd

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    Bugger I've confused myself now!
     
  13. Alan Clogwyn

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    This is going to occupy my brain all day now...
     
  14. duttytd

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    Haha glad I'm not the only one.
     
  15. Alan Clogwyn

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    Right then what I was trying to get at is you've borrowed £100, but paid back £2, so sum total you've borrowed £98 in effect right? Now you've only spent £97 so the spare £1 is the one you kept for yourself, and you still owe 2 lots of £49.

    Now how the hell do I write that in maths without ending wup with £99 or £101?
     
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    You've borrowed £100 but have repaid £2 so the overall borrowing £98 not £100 now the £1 you have retained, but the £1 you retained you should not be trying to add that in as it is already accounted for in the £98 debt (y)

    Simples :)

    An yes I have some accountancy training :LOL:

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  17. duttytd

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    How is the £1 in the 98?
     
  18. Carlos68

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    because the shirt was £97 + the £1 = £98 :)

    Its not really rocket science :bonk:
     
  19. duttytd

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    Ok Carlos calm yourself down!
     
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    Too thick to work out the maths so I think the big boy from down the road ran away with my extra quid lol
     
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    No wonder I have been struggling with F stops, exposure times and ISO settings. It's the maths that are wrong lol
     
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    There is no £1, you don't own the pound it is not yours you have borrowed it ;) you still have it but it is not yours, your trying to count it twice ;) it £100 - £2 that you've repaid = £98 debt / 2 = £49 x 2 (y) you cannot count the pound as it is part of the debt ;)
     
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    I still don't know what colour the shirt was.
     
  25. duttytd

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    Salmon pink
     
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    Thanks.
    Have you paid it all back yet?
     
  27. duttytd

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    No I feel that I can get away with it but they might thing something fishy is going on when I wear it
     
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    Holy Moly, dutty! Are we really slowing the course of Darwinian evolution here? :D

    You borrowed £100. You gave back £2. Which means you borrowed £98 nett. You gave the shop £97 so you've got the 98th £1 left in your pocket. Seemples!

    Now, do you want to buy a bridge? :D
     
  31. duttytd

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    Ok I think I may have it.
     
  32. photon

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    I bet you look a dead-ringer for a younger Rick Stein.
     
  33. duttytd

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    I must post a picture of my strutting my stuff
     
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    Or gutting a fish?
     
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    Aren't you supposed to be recovering from the rigours of a job interview?

    Hope the pink shirt wasn't worn to it. Unless you're angling for some fishy media position...
     
  38. duttytd

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    No I was looking to smart in the salmon pink so went for neon green shell suit
     
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    You deserve the job if you wore a neon green shell suit!
     
  40. duttytd

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    Thanks that's what I though but when I went in they didn't seem to happy about the ski's on my feet and the balaclarver on my face
     

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