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    Default 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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel View Post
    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!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel View Post
    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. ^

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by D0GE View Post
    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

    i cri in searhing answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by D0GE View Post
    you own each 49
    49x2=98 left to pay
    you paid off 2 dollars
    $100 total owed
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This math question is pretty popular, eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D0GE View Post
    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?

    Grammar bad lel

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by D0GE View Post
    you made a mistake
    you borrowed 49.50 from each
    ?????? Since when I borrowed 49.50?????

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by D0GE View Post
    the question has a problem
    Lel what is the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GummiBear64 View Post
    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? :(


    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Daniel View Post
    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.
    Last edited by PolarisHD; 12-17-2015 at 05:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarisHD View Post
    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. ;-;
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    its in your hand.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by McfinestGod View Post
    You ate it. Didn't you?
    Lol? Sryly?????

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