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Posted 1/26/08

hawtdawggy wrote:

BAH! fine if u 2 are gonna fight over that dollar so much ill give it back *gives back dollar i stole*

happy now? no cheap hooker for me now *finds dollar on the floor* schveet! *goes to find cheap hooker*



haha i salute you =P
may you have fun with your cheap hooker 8D
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Posted 1/26/08
That question has got me thinking.
The answer is a bit hard to believe though. >_>"

My brain hurts now.
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Posted 1/26/08
we've discussed this in our math class.
it's just a trick question, there's nothing missing
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Hmmm when you think about it...if they paid 27 dollars for the room..which is suppose to be 25 dollars...so the 2 dollars does seems to be the part of the the 27 which the bell boy took...
The 3 dollars goes to the guys thus they paying 30 dollars. NO missing dollar.

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Posted 1/26/08
awww....i hate math!!!!
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Posted 1/26/08

abnoi wrote:

we've discussed this in our math class.
it's just a trick question, there's nothing missing



Sonovin wrote:

Hmmm when you think about it...if they paid 27 dollars for the room..which is suppose to be 25 dollars...so the 2 dollars does seems to be the part of the the 27 which the bell boy took...
The 3 dollars goes to the guys thus they paying 30 dollars. NO missing dollar.

=]


yay! someone has the same answer as me! ^^
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Posted 1/26/08
lol you learned order matters..hmm time to attempt number 2 about the two brothers.

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Posted 1/26/08

n_n303 wrote:

i thought about it again and you're right.
which leads me thinking what the fuck were they teaching us in math class then?


oh poor you...
i had teachers that didn't know what they were teaching too... 8D
i correct most of my math teachers 8D
but some aren't as good in taking corrections as others...
and i get scolded and say it's my fault that they made that mistake... >_<
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Ok i got one.....

Two brothers needs to get 60 $ (any money) for them to buy the object that they like...The Question is Brother A needs to borrow Half of Brother B's money to get 60 $ and Brother B needs to get 1/3 of the money from brother A to get a total of 60 dollars...

Q: How much Brother A and Brother B have in their pocket for them to have 60 $ in total?


They both have 40 bucks?

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Posted 1/26/08
It's because you did the math wrong.
It's supposed to be (27-2) = 25 NOT (27 + 2) = 29.
It should be solved for $25, not $30.
Jesus horn-tooting Christ.
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ryancl_nguyen wrote:

3 guys wanted to rent a single motel room
the room costed $30
so the 3 men decided to split the cost into $10 a person
the hotel manager made a mistake
It was $25 for a room instead of $30
the hotel manager gave $5 change to the bus boy to return to the 3 men
the bus boy said 'how can i split $5 into 3 guys?
so he stole $2 from the $5 and had $3 left, he gave $1 of that $3 to each of those guys
therefore each man ended up paying $9 instead of $10

3 X 9 = 27
27 + 2 (the $2 the bus boy stole) = 29
heres the question
where did $1 disapear to ????

man i cant solve it


I'm an english major, and I hate math. This question was driving me crazy though - so I asked Daichitenski (who is, in fact a math major). This is what she came up with:

"well the $1 is still there it's just the way they presented the total:
heres what the guys payed 3($10)=$30
10 = (9+1) and 30= 25 bill and 5 change
3(9+1)=25+5
3(9+1)=25+(3+2)
27+3=25+(3+2)
because the total they paid was 27 the room and the doorman so the only $ not accounted for is the $3 change.......so there was no reason to add the 2 cuz it was already accounted for......
hope that helps......cuz mathematically it works just not logically."
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Posted 1/26/08

Sonovin wrote:


Redgriffin wrote:

Ok i got one.....

Two brothers needs to get 60 $ (any money) for them to buy the object that they like...The Question is Brother A needs to borrow Half of Brother B's money to get 60 $ and Brother B needs to get 1/3 of the money from brother A to get a total of 60 dollars...

Q: How much Brother A and Brother B have in their pocket for them to have 60 $ in total?


They both have 40 bucks?

=]



Nope. Bro A = needs a half of brother B's money to get a total of 60

If they had 40 bucks... Brother A= 40+20(half of bro B money) it is 60 CORRECT!! BUT

Brother B need 1/3 of Bro A's money to get 60 :

and Brothers B needs 1/3 of bro A's money to get 60 so ur answer is: Brother B= 40 + 13.333(1/3 of Bro A money) =53.333..so it is wrong

Am i confusing?
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Posted 1/26/08

Redgriffin wrote:


Sonovin wrote:


Redgriffin wrote:

Ok i got one.....

Two brothers needs to get 60 $ (any money) for them to buy the object that they like...The Question is Brother A needs to borrow Half of Brother B's money to get 60 $ and Brother B needs to get 1/3 of the money from brother A to get a total of 60 dollars...

Q: How much Brother A and Brother B have in their pocket for them to have 60 $ in total?


They both have 40 bucks?

=]



Nope. Bro A = needs a half of brother B's money to get a total of 60

If they had 40 bucks... Brother A= 40+20(half of bro B money) it is 60 CORRECT!! BUT

Brother B need 1/3 of Bro A's money to get 60 :

and Brothers B needs 1/3 of bro A's money to get 60 so ur answer is: Brother B= 40 + 13.333(1/3 of Bro A money) =53.333..so it is wrong

Am i confusing?


Ah..so they trade after another not saying from perspective that they would have 60 bucks if they did that.
lol I solved with system of equations and it failed...both 40..thats how I got that.

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Posted 1/26/08
Wait... its not taken from the 40+20 he just gained? so it is not simulateous?


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Sonovin wrote:

Wait... its not taken from the 40+20 he just gained? so it is simulateous?


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well, you got the other one correct about 40+20

but the other ones need 1/3 of Brother A's money to get 60...1/3 of (40) is 13.3333 so it doens't add up to 60

you just need to find the right amount for them to have a correct answer/...
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lol I did the system of equations wrong I wrote iit down in wrong order in a way.
A = 36? B = 48?

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