# Totally confused! Where is the missing number?!

• Apr 13th 2012, 10:49 AM
benjiman46
Totally confused! Where is the missing number?!
Can anyone help me answer this?..

You see a shirt for £97, but you don't have any money.
You borrow £50 from your mum, and £50 from your dad, so you have £100.
You buy the shirt, and have £3 change.
So you give your mum £1, your dad £1 and keep the other £1.
You now owe your mum £49 and your dad £49.
£49 + £49 = £98 and your £1 makes £99.

Where is the missing £1?
• Apr 13th 2012, 02:14 PM
skeeter
Re: Totally confused! Where is the missing number?!
Quote:

Originally Posted by benjiman46
Can anyone help me answer this?..

You see a shirt for £97, but you don't have any money.
You borrow £50 from your mum, and £50 from your dad, so you have £100.
You buy the shirt, and have £3 change.
So you give your mum £1, your dad £1 and keep the other £1.
You now owe your mum £49 and your dad £49.
£49 + £49 = £98 and your £1 makes £99.

Where is the missing £1?

same idea with this "problem" ...

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