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    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??

    Look forward to your answers.

    Frank
    Last edited by FRANK GRAVES; 03-23-2012 at 02:05 PM. Reason: misspelt word

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANK GRAVES View Post
    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??

    Look forward to your answers.

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

    Start

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

    Borrow Cash

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

    Buy Shirt

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

    Refund Mom and Dad

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

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

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    Frank, just google "missing dollar riddle"...
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Red face Missing dollar riddle

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    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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