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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    I know this was posted here before I think.

    Buying a gift
    3 people throw in $10 each.

    The gift is 25
    1 back to each of the 3
    2 left

    So they each paid $9
    9 x 3 = 27
    30-27 = 3 left

    nevermind
    found an answer
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_dollar_paradox
     
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  2. newb

    newb phresh VIP

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    It fooled me, and Im glad you gave the Wiki link, but I lol'd at how in depth that article was.
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Summary in 50 words
    Guests pay $30, get $3 refund. The total not refunded (clerk’s $25 + bellhop’s $2) is $27. Add that $27 not refunded to the $3 refunded, you get the expected $30. There’s no reason to add the bellhop’s $2 (already included in the $27), or to leave the $3 out.
     
  4. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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  5. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    That thing has been around for a LONG time. I was taking algebra back in middle school when someone asked the teacher how that whole thing worked out...

    Talk about trying to explain to people how it all works on a mathematical sense while not ruining the "riddle" part of it. The teacher gave up.
     
  6. mintoxik

    mintoxik Member

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    donno know if its right but it looks good :D
    so with that I'm going to have to agree with him
     
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