## A Riddle JonBro can't cope with.

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MaestroCC
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A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2011-08-04 16:02:13

My brother asked me this after a friend messaged him it on Facebook. I found this worded one off a forum, because I couldn't understand him.

"You saw a shirt for £97. You didn't have the cash, so you borrowed £50 from your mom and £50 from your dad = £100. You bought the shirt and had £3 change. You gave your dad £1 and your mom £1 and kept the other £1 for yourself."

Now you owe your mom £49 and your dad £49. 49+49 = 98 + your £1 = 99. Where is the missing £1?

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2011-08-04 16:04:14

Taxes.

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2011-08-04 16:09:41

are you a bronie?

call me toxie 0.~

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2011-08-04 16:10:36

I can't figure out how to solve it the way you worded it, but ultimately there's \$1 in your hand, \$1 in your mom's hand, \$1 in the dad's hand, and \$97 in the store. That makes 100.
I have two questions.
What does JonBro have to do with this?
What the fuck kind of amazing shirt costs \$97?

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2011-08-04 16:21:21

In the shop.

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2011-08-04 16:29:25

At 8/4/11 04:11 PM, dragoswrath wrote: There is no 1 dollar bill left. At the end, you added up the numbers in a way, that does not incorporate the situation, So there IS no missing 1 dollar bill.

But like the rest of the people on this forum, I'm going to say i shoved it up my ass.

Yea, there is no 1 Dollar bill left, but the question is, where did the calculation go wrong in op's riddle?

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 08:36:57

what has jonbro to do with this???

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 08:42:00

There is no missing dollar, you don't add the \$ you kept for yourself. Also pound signs, fuck off.

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 09:47:01

At 8/4/11 04:02 PM, MaestroCC wrote: "You saw a shirt for Â£97. You didn't have the cash, so you borrowed Â£50 from your mom and Â£50 from your dad = Â£100. You bought the shirt and had Â£3 change. You gave your dad Â£1 and your mom Â£1 and kept the other Â£1 for yourself."

Start: 50+50 = 100. (Borrowed, you have this money, it is credit in your pocket)
Buy shirt, 100 - 97 = 3 (You spent 97, you have 3 in your pocket.

The 49+49 part is where the calculation is incorrect. There is no 49+49, there is 50+50 with 3 remaining due to losing 97. The 49+49 of DEBT + 1 of CREDIT does not = 98, it = 97.

You _OWE_ your parents 49 each, which means the number is actually -49 + -49 which = -98. The debt is 49 to each parent because you already gave them each 1 in change, right? And you have 1 left over which you kept. So knowing our current number is -98 (as in, 98 in debt, not 98 in credit) and adding that 1 that you kept for yourself (which is credit) it becomes -97.

-98
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+1 (this is your missing 1 pound - the one you kept)

Which leaves you with -97, which was how much you spent on the shirt.

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 09:50:13

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 09:52:35

it's being given a second chance

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 10:06:28

You gave yourself the missing pound

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 11:08:44

At 3/25/13 09:47 AM, Dry-Ice wrote: -98
+
+1 (this is your missing 1 pound - the one you kept)

Oh, you solved it! Congrats!

For a while there it seemed completely illogical and unpossibly resolvable...

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Response to A Riddle JonBro can't cope with. 2013-03-25 12:11:55

Like Simon said, there isn't a missing pound. 49+49 = 98 and the 'missing' pounds have already been given back, Â£1 to the mum, Â£1 to the dad. = Â£100. The pound kept is irrelevant.