# Thread: Where did the dollar go

1. ## Where did the dollar go

Bill wants to buy a shirt that costs 97 dollars.However he has no money so he borrows 50 dollars from his Mom and 50 dollars from his Dad.So he has 100 dollars.When he buys the shirt he has 3 dollars change, so he gives 1 dollar to his Mom and 1 dollar to his Dad and keeps 1 dollar for himself. Now he owes his Mom 49 dollars and his Dad 49 dollars and he still has 1 dollar. However, 49 +49 +1 = 99 dollars. Where did the missing dollar go??

Frank

2. Originally Posted by FRANK GRAVES
Bill wants to buy a shirt that costs 97 dollars.However he has no money so he borrows 50 dollars from his Mom and 50 dollars from his Dad.So he has 100 dollars.When he buys the shirt he has 3 dollars change, so he gives 1 dollar to his Mom and 1 dollar to his Dad and keeps 1 dollar for himself. Now he owes his Mom 49 dollars and his Dad 49 dollars and he still has 1 dollar. However, 49 +49 +1 = 99 dollars. Where did the missing dollar go??

Frank
I like to watch all the players at each step.

Start

Frank - 0
Store - 0
Mom - 50
Total - 100

Borrow Cash

Frank - 100
Store - 0
Mom - 0
Total - 100

Frank - 3
Store - 97
Mom - 0
Total - 100

Frank - 1
Store - 97
Mom - 1
Total - 100

No missing dollar. Notice how we did not discuss his indebtedness. That is a different discussion.

3. Frank, just google "missing dollar riddle"...

4. ## Missing dollar riddle

Originally Posted by Denis
Frank, just google "missing dollar riddle"...
Denis,
Many thanks for leading me to the solution.

I guess that this one has been presentd in many different forms

Frank

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