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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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but the pound that was kept went back into the debt




posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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I have seen this before......Its called International Banking.

2nd



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I think the other posters have gotten it. The initial deal with the shirt is simply fluff to confuse the issue.

The bottom line is, you borrowed 100. You paid them back 2. You still owe them 98. You paid 97 for the shirt, and kept one for yourself. That makes 98, just what you owe.

YOU'RE NOT JUST SUPPOSED TO SAY IT LIKE THAT!!

randomtangentsrme was the first one to get it, although not very eloquently. Why don't they have more stars? I chipped in one...



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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Thank you- I was cooking when I answered, and didn't have time to articulate the whole answer. And by the time I got back around so many others had.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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Oh, sure...blame the culinary arts!

Most welcome, friend. Fair's fair, and credit should go where it's due.


EDIT:
And I must admit I'm disappointed in my fellow ATS'rs for not latching on to that pound symbol slander. I thought that would go over much better than it did. Haters.


edit on 1/13/2012 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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The riddle involves the phenomenon of 'suspension of disbelief' inherent in storytelling and its power over the human imagination. If one were to make the story a bit more complex and compelling the illusion is almost guaranteed to work in the moment of its telling and can be a good illustration for the explanation of the anomaly, although not a perfect one because there is an explanation. The more points added to the story cause the listener to pause and try to compute what each element may signify.
There are infinitely many variations to the riddle.


en.wikipedia.org...



Thats what i think of your missing dollar and tricks !



"You have: 1 dollar, a $97 t-shirt
Mom: 1 dollar
Dad: 1 dollar

$3 plus the $97 t-shirt = $100"

twistypuzzles.com...

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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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The shirt cost £48.50 each to your mum and dad. You gave them a £1.00 back each and owed them 50p each. You kept the last £1.00



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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50 + 50 = 3 + 97(shirt) = 100 in debt
(50-1) + (50 - 1) = (3-2) + 97(shirt) = 98 in debt
49 + 49 = 1 + 97(shirt) = 98 in debt
98 = 1 + 97(shirt) = 98 in debt

anyway.. moral of the story is. get a job and stop taking money from your parents

these days, you'll lose your shirt and have to pay interest on something you don't even have anymore (other than your debt)....but you have one quid for the bus







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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Yes. This is ANCIENT you guys.

ANCIENT.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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well I went and figured it out anyways



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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This like counting the fingers on your hands....hold up one hand and count your fingers backward from 10 (that would be 10, 9, 8, 7, and 6), now add that to the 5 fingers on your other hand and all of a sudden you have 11 fingers!!



Peace
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