## Sunday, February 11, 2007

### Problem

You went shopping with your family and you wanted to buy a \$97 sweater. You ask your mom for \$50 and your dad for \$50. You buy the sweater and get \$3 change. You give \$1 to your mom and \$1 to your dad and keep \$1 for yourself. Now you owe your mom \$49 and your dad \$49 that equals \$98 in total plus your dollar making it \$99. What happened to the other dollar?

Comment if you think you know the answer.

#### 5 comments:

mdelacruz said...

i think i know the answer..

you're only supposed owe you're mom and dad \$48.50 each. So you split the extra dollar into \$0.50 making it \$49.

is that right?

UnknowN J. said...

nope but nice try.

tears_77 said...

There is no missing dollar. I had \$50 from my mom and \$50 from my dad. So that adds up to \$100 then I paid \$97 for the sweater. Then I got \$3 for change! I gave mom \$1 and I gave dad \$1. Then I kept \$1 for myself. So the total expendature I made was \$100!

STILL CONFUSED?HERE:

sweater = \$97
mom = \$1
dad = \$1
Mine = \$1

Total = \$100

The confusion about the \$2 given to mom and dad can be avoided by tracking down the real money!
IT'S A TRICK QUESTION! IT IS MEANT TO TRICK US!

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