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.

## Sunday, February 11, 2007

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## 5 comments:

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?

nope but nice try.

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!

What nice phrase

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