The question is:  You and your friend went to the Grocery store that is near your house and bought a ball that costs 50$. you paid 25$ and your friend paid 25$. after a while the owner of the grocery store came and said to the man who sold the ball to you: this ball cost 45$, take this 5$ and give them back, when he was on his way he stole 3$ and gave you 2$.  1$ for you and 1$ for your friend.  Now you paid 24 and your friend 24 so that is 48$, and the man who stole 3$  48+3= 51.


    you and your friend paid 25$ so that's 50$ but when the man returned 1$ to you and your friend, so thats mean you and your friend paid 24$   24+24= 48$ and the man stole 3$ , 48+3=51$

    you paid 50$ and the answer was 51$ !!!!     how is that possible   

    write your answer down        GOOD LUCK

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    This one can be found on the internet. You claimed you made it up in your part two question. I researched this last year for someone. Well it was a little different, the one I had to find was worded a little different and the amount was $91.00 I'll leave it to your players to answer but I know the answer already.

    By the way, post comments to people btw using the "comment this answer" link attached to the persons comment or answer. Do not use the "Add new answer" box to post to a person. I will continue to move any comments that are not where they belong to their proper spot.Extra Karma is gained by posting many times to a thread. This is viewed by some of the members here as cheating just to get more karma.

    ngresz: My answer is correct. When the $5 was refunded, the purchase price became $45. How the $5 is disbursed does not change the fact that the price is $45. I have logically and thoroughly explained to you how $51 is NOT possible.
    If the answer is something different, by all means, let's have it. In fact, I DARE YOU TO PROVE MY ANSWER IS WRONG.


    Bob/PKB: I know that your answer is right but I want you to explain how the answer became 51$ not 50$.

    So thats why in part four I will not make it a math problem i will make it a problem like this:

    trytoknowthishiddenmessageitsfromthecompany. <like this. This will be better than math

    negresz: The answer became $51 because "you" neglected to adjust the cost of the merchandise when the $5 was refunded and
    "you" should have subtracted the $3 instead of adding it. The $3 is a reduction in the cost, as are the two $1 that are given to you and your friend.
    25 + 25 = 50
    50 - 5 = 45
    25 - 1 + 25 - 1 -3 = 45

    I HATE MATH!!! -_-

    Btw my name is spelled ngresz not negresz, so plz edit ur comment .
    Headless Man

    Good job Bob, it's all in the

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    Kinda hard to chart........ but I think you can see it here.


    Well.. Two people said that your answer is correct . My brother and Colleen. So congratulation for winning three times in a row!!! -_-
    Headless Man

    It's right, you just might not see

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    Headless Man (commented)- Umbriel is right the cost has nothing to do with the $3 being taken from the $5 refund.... they just didn't get the whole refund. Edit this comment Delete comment

    I like your charts.

    This question is way too easy for me.  I'll have to opt out.  Sorry.

    Lionel Messi is over-rated.


    Well observed.

    Each paid $25    2 x $25 = $50.
    Refund $5     $50-5 = $45  THE COST IS NOT $50.  THE COST IS $45. 

    $1 back to each of you  = $45 + 2 = $47
    $3 kept by jerkoff = $47 + 3 = $50  

    Headless Man

    Nice answer, I just like to

    No what I mean is that the man gave you 1$ and your friend 1$. So you paid 24$ and your friend 24$ 24+24= 48

    48+ 3$ the man stole = 51$

    negresz, NO? NO?? NO??? REALLY? What I am telling you is that when the $5 was given back from the store owner, the price of the merchandise decreased from $50 to $45, the amount that will be in the till for that purchase. The thief kept $3 and gave $1 each to my friend and me. $45 + 3 + 1 + 1 = $50.
    Headless Man

    ngresz, hate to tell you but your wrong again, think I would give

    Sorry, it is impossible because 50 - 3 =47 right

    2$ distributed among us 47-2 =45 

    3$ stolen by the other person 45+3=48 

    which means we had paid 24 $ each.

    Are you good in maths then answer this

    x+2x-3x / 5a= 24


    x+2x-3x: X=0

    5a=24: A=4.8

    EASY!! :)


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