A Simple Maths Puzzle

Old Nov 17th 2011, 4:47 am
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Our 8yr old daughter wanted to buy a book for Dhs97 so mummy loaned her Dhs50 and daddy loaned her Dhs50. She went ahead and bought the book for Dhs97 and, with the Dhs3 change, she gave Dhs1 back to mummy and Dhs1 back to daddy, leaving her with Dhs1 to spend on sweets. She now owes mummy and daddy Dhs49 each (totalling Dhs98) plus her Dhs1 makes Dhs99. So what happened to the other Dhs1 from the Dhs100 originally borrowed?
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tight bastards asking for 3 aed back! poor kid...
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Old Nov 17th 2011, 6:53 am
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tight bastards asking for 3 aed back! poor kid...
It was supposed to be a loan. So you don't know the answer either.
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Old Nov 17th 2011, 8:25 am
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who gives a loan to an 8 year old for a book? Scrooge!
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and she spent the extra 1 aed on sweets.


97 by 2 = 48.50

+ 1 to each parent = 49.50

x 2= 99

+ 1 aed on sweets (which won't rot your teeth as thats not even a coca cola bottle)

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And that is supposed to help? Anyway, I have been told that Dhs49 x 2 = Dhs98 less the Dhs97 spent on the book leaves the Dhs1 in the girl's pocket, so there is no shortfall. All else is just an illusion, as the song goes.
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And that is supposed to help? Anyway, I have been told that Dhs49 x 2 = Dhs98 less the Dhs97 spent on the book leaves the Dhs1 in the girl's pocket, so there is no shortfall. All else is just an illusion, as the song goes.
Holy crap, this post was just to post that little ditty?
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Holy crap, this post was just to post that little ditty?
No, it was to prove that the mentalist knows where every single dirham is...
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No, it was to prove that the mentalist knows where every single dirham is...
Look after the fils and the dirhams will look after themselves...
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