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    Jan 4, 2013, 07:08 PM
    Brain teaser
    You saw a shirt for $97.

    You didnít have the cash, so you borrowed $50 from mom and $50 from dad.

    50 + 50 = 100

    You bought the shirt and had $3 change.

    You gave your mom $1 and your dad $1 and kept the other $1 for yourself.

    Now you owe your mom $49 and your dad $49.

    49 + 49 = 98 + your 1 = 99

    Where is the missing $1?
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    Feb 10, 2013, 02:06 PM
    My guess is that you spent the one dollar on tax. But I'm not to sure? :(:):p
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    Feb 10, 2013, 02:08 PM
    There is NO missing $ as your math is out.

    This has been asked so often I'm surprised you even posted it ;)

    Here's the exploitation: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MissingDollarParadox.html
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    Feb 10, 2013, 02:38 PM
    It makes no sense you borrowed $100 had $3 left and split it amongst yourselves. You owed them $50 but now $49. Add 49+49 and its 98. Add the $2 you gave them and its $100. But there is $1 left. So you probably had the $1 all along or you miscalculated?
    :):):):p:p:p
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    Feb 10, 2013, 05:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JARIXA View Post
    It makes no sense you borrowed $100 had $3 left and split it amongst yourselves. You owed them $50 but now $49. Add 49+49 and its 98. Add the $2 you gave them and its $100. But there is $1 left. So you probably had the $1 all along or you miscalculated?!
    :):):):p:p:p
    The answer is that you paid yourself back a dollar. You didn't owe yourself a dollar. You still owe your parents $49 each, but the extra dollar, the one that's missing, is in your own pocket.
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    Feb 11, 2013, 08:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alty View Post
    The answer is that you paid yourself back a dollar. You didn't owe yourself a dollar. You still owe your parents $49 each, but the extra dollar, the one that's missing, is in your own pocket.
    Oh! Now I get it I was over thinking. I have a brain teaser for you... OK... Jack stole Jills dollar.Jack said it was in between pages 15 and 16 in the book and it fell out. Jill knew he was lying. How did she prove he wasn't telling the truth
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    Feb 11, 2013, 04:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JARIXA View Post
    Oh! Now i get it i was over thinking. I have a brain teaser for you... ok...Jack stole Jills dollar.Jack said it was in between pages 15 and 16 in the book and it fell out. Jill knew he was lying. How did she prove he wasnt telling the truth
    16 was the backside of page 15.
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    Feb 11, 2013, 07:16 PM
    Book lover!! :)
    Quote Originally Posted by joypulv View Post
    16 was the backside of page 15.
    Yup!! :)I know its an easy one but I like it because it has to do with books:plol

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