# Thread: Can you guys solve this freaking hard math question?

1. ## Can you guys solve this freaking hard math question?

Here's the question.

I wanna buy a shirt that is \$97 so I borrow \$50 from my sister and \$50 from my brother.When I bought it the cashier gave me \$3 as balance.When I arrived at home I gave my sister \$1 and my brother \$1 from the \$3 I have and the \$1 I hold.So my debt to my brother is \$49 and my sister is \$49.But if \$49 + \$49 = \$98 plus the \$1 at my hand = \$99. \$100 - \$99 = 1\$.Where is the \$1?

Stuck at this question for 2 hours ._. ples help meh!

2. Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel
Here's the question.

I wanna buy a shirt that is \$97 so I borrow \$50 from my sister and \$50 from my brother.When I bought it the cashier gave me \$3 as balance.When I arrived at home I gave my sister \$1 and my brother \$1 from the \$3 I have and the \$1 I hold.So my debt to my brother is \$49 and my sister is \$49.But if \$49 + \$49 = \$98 plus the \$1 at my hand = \$99,where is the \$1?

Stuck at this question for 2 hours ._. ples help meh!

Thank me later

3. Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel
Here's the question.

I wanna buy a shirt that is \$97 so I borrow \$50 from my sister and \$50 from my brother.When I bought it the cashier gave me \$3 as balance.When I arrived at home I gave my sister \$1 and my brother \$1 from the \$3 I have and the \$1 I hold.So my debt to my brother is \$49 and my sister is \$49.But if \$49 + \$49 = \$98 plus the \$1 at my hand = \$99,where is the missing \$1?

Stuck at this question for 2 hours ._. ples help meh!

4. Just split the dollar, give them both 50 cents, you have the dollar at hand so I don't know why you're asking where it is.

5. Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel
Here's the question.

I wanna buy a shirt that is \$97 so I borrow \$50 from my sister and \$50 from my brother.When I bought it the cashier gave me \$3 as balance.When I arrived at home I gave my sister \$1 and my brother \$1 from the \$3 I have and the \$1 I hold. So my debt to my brother is \$49 and my sister is \$49.But if \$49 + \$49 = \$98 plus the \$1 at my hand = \$99,where is the missing \$1?

Stuck at this question for 2 hours ._. ples help meh!
You had \$4. Refer to the part in bold. ^

6. Originally Posted by PolarisHD
You had \$4. Refer to the part in bold. ^
Polaris, are you a math wiz?

7. Originally Posted by PolarisHD
You have \$4. Refer to the part in bold. ^
I mean I have 3 dollar 1 for my brother 1 for my sister 1 i hold okay???
3 dollar=1 dollar + 1 dollar + 1 dollar
1 dollar=at my brother
1 dollar=at my sister
1 dollar=at me

8. Originally Posted by D0GE
lol you are holding it
3 dollar = 1 dollar + 1 dollar + 1 dollar
1 dollar=at me
1 dollar=at sister
1 dollar=at brother
Plus all get \$3
so my debt for my bro and sis is \$49 each
\$49 + \$49=\$98.PLUS THE 1 DOLLAR I HOLD = \$99

\$100-\$99=\$1 <------------ where is the \$1

9. Originally Posted by D0GE
you own each 49
49x2=98 left to pay
you paid off 2 dollars
\$100 total owed
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This math question is pretty popular, eh.

10. Originally Posted by D0GE
you own each 49
49x2=98 left to pay
you paid off 2 dollars
\$100 total owed
If that the answer so the \$1 i hold where to put?

11. If you can afford a 97\$ shirt, why bother looking for 1\$???

12. Originally Posted by D0GE
you borrowed 49.50 from each
?????? Since when I borrowed 49.50?????

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Originally Posted by PotatoMarco
If you can afford a 97\$ shirt, why bother looking for 1\$???
Lel but i wanna know where that \$1 go

13. Originally Posted by D0GE
the question has a problem
Lel what is the problem?

14. Read my Private message buddy
~Rock

15. Originally Posted by GummiBear64
Polaris, are you a math wiz?
Nah. I just try to observe the question carefully when it comes to questions like that. or was that sarcasm? :(

I mean I have 3 dollar 1 for my brother 1 for my sister 1 i hold okay???
3 dollar=1 dollar + 1 dollar + 1 dollar
1 dollar=at my brother
1 dollar=at my sister
1 dollar=at me
That doesn't make sense, though. The question said "from the \$3 dollars I have and the \$1 dollar I hold". The word "and" makes a big difference there, because it implies that you had \$4 dollars overall. It's either that or it was just a grammatical mistake.

The other answer I have is that there is no missing \$1. Instead, there is a remaining \$1. You shouldn't add \$1 to \$98, because \$98 is the total price of money you currently owe. Remember that you already paid both of them \$1 each (or \$2 overall), so that's why it's \$98.

The remaining \$1 will be given to one of them. Now that you gave one of them \$1, then that means you already gave \$3 to them overall. So now, you owe one of them \$48 and you owe the other \$49. \$48 + \$49 = \$97. The missing \$3 is the change you got from buying the shirt and was the one you used to pay them.

I hope that made sense. If you still don't get it, then I'm willing to write a clearer explanation on a paper. lol

Finally solved the question in more than an hour ;-;. I enjoyed solving it, though. I like it when math questions turns my brain into mush.

16. Originally Posted by PolarisHD
Nah. I just try to observe the question carefully when it comes to questions like that. or was that sarcasm?

That doesn't make sense, though. The question said "from the \$3 dollars I have and the \$1 dollar I hold". The word "and" makes a big difference there, because it implies that you had \$4 dollars overall. It's either that or it was just a grammatical mistake.

The other answer I have is that there is no missing \$1. Instead, there is a remaining \$1. You shouldn't add \$1 to \$98, because \$98 is the total price of money you currently owe. Remember that you already paid both of them \$1 each (or \$2 overall), so that's why it's \$98.

The remaining \$1 will be given to one of them. So now, you owe one of them \$48 and you owe the other \$49. \$48 + \$49 = \$97.

I hope that made sense. If you still don't get it, then I'm willing to write a clearer explanation on a paper. lol

Finally solved the question in more than an hour. ;-;
Of course it wasn't sarcasm Polaris. It was a genuine question. <3

18. PolarisHD can you change the word \$ into WL and DL?
Can I see your math on a paper

19. You ate it. Didn't you?

20. Originally Posted by McfinestGod
You ate it. Didn't you?
Lol? Sryly?????

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