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    sly222 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 13, 2012, 06:58 AM
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    three boys contributed 30 to buy a ball. After paying for the ball the storekeeper realised the cost of the ball was 25so send the store boy with 5 to be given to the boys. The store boy took 2 and gave the boys 3 That means_mean each boy contributed 9 for the ball times 3 equals
    equals
    To be the same in value (symbol: = ). To 27 plus
    plus
    Symbol indicating addition (symbol: + ). 2 equals
    equals
    To be the same in value (symbol: = ). To 29
    so who has the 1 ?
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    Sep 13, 2012, 07:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sly222 View Post
    three boys contributed 30 to buy a ball. after paying for the ball the storekeeper realised the cost of the ball was 25so send the store boy with 5 to be given to the boys. The store boy took 2 and gave the boys 3 That means_mean each boy contributed 9 for the ball times 3 equals
    equals
    To be the same in value (symbol: = ). to 27 plus
    plus
    Symbol indicating addition (symbol: + ). 2 equals
    equals
    To be the same in value (symbol: = ). to 29
    so who has the 1 ?

    This isn't a riddle. It's homework.
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    Sep 13, 2012, 10:13 AM
    This riddle's other versions are so common around here...

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/math-s...le-676718.html

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/math-s...up-681864.html

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/entert...le-621497.html
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    Sep 13, 2012, 11:08 AM
    Yep - an oldie but goodie.

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