# Where's the missing dollar?

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1. ### sn0rtElite Member

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Yesterday I presented you guys with the most epic, beautiful women of the world thread:
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Today, I present to you guys this marketing riddle

It's a riddle a buddy of mine from a business class asked me a couple of years ago.

You're walking in the mall and you happen to walk by a shoe store.

Through the window, you see this pair of shoes that you really like.
You walk inside the store and ask the sales associate how much they are.
The sales associate responds, \$97.00

You don't have the money, so you go back home.

With a total of \$100, you head back to the store and buy the pair shoes.
You purchase the \$97 pair of shoes and get \$3 back.

Once you get back home with the pair of shoes, you give your mother and father each \$1 back. They let you keep the last dollar.

Since you gave them each \$1 back, you still owe them \$49 each.

Let's add everything back up to make sure it all checks out.

\$49 + \$49 = \$98
+ \$1 you kept =\$99

Where's the missing dollar!?

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• Since this is a blackhat marketing forum, neither is google (meaning that the answers in google are incorrect).
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2. ### youtalkmediaSenior Member

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lol.. This is a good one... I know the answer so I wont ruin it for everyone else.. This had be stumped for a good 30 minutes the first time I heard it...

3. ### TheMoneyWizardElite Member

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There isn't a missing dollar?

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you need to substract, not add since you payed 97

right?

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you pay 49 back to each

and you already payed 2 dollars

98 + 2

not 98 + 1

But very tricky riddle ...; fun to solve !!!

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You don't owe them \$100 because they already got \$2. So you owe them \$98 but if you really got to keep the dollar then you owe them \$97 hence subtracting. So \$100 got broken into:shoes \$97, parents \$2, kid \$1.

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7. ### isnotcompleteNewbie

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Well..
The dollar isn't missing, its in your pocket

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8. ### sn0rtElite Member

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You didn't pay them back. You only gave them 1 dollar back from the original \$50 you borrowed from them. You still owe them each \$49.

49+49=98

You still owe 98.

You only got to keep 1 dollar.

98+1=99

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Its \$48.50 + \$48.50 = \$97 to be repaid

First Payment
\$50 - \$1 for mother
\$50 - \$1 for father
Plus loan forgiveness of \$.5 from each one
\$49 - \$.50 for mother
\$49 - \$.50 for father.

There is no missing dollar as all \$3 is accounted for.

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10. ### Junkfood00Elite Member

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Yeah! sn0rt is scamming his parents out of their hard earned money, shame on you.

lol... you changed -1 to +1 in a sneaky way.

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Lol @ loan forgiveness.

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this is hurting my brain ... just give me another ass thread

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That's not it dude (-1) x (-1) would always be (-1) square i.e 1 hehe. I have done a mistake, but only those who know the theory of math can tell lol It is not so easy haha

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14. ### E=MC²Junior Member

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Yes but the trick is that they let you keep one dollar so you only owe them 99\$. and since you gave them each 1\$, you're left with 97\$ that you need to pay back.
that 48.5\$ for each of them instead of 49\$ you used.
Of course assuming that they equally gave you 0.5\$. If only one of them gave you 1\$ then you have to pay 48\$ to him and 49\$ to the other.

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49 + 49 = 98

97 + the 1 dollar in your pocket = 98

so the calculation is correct... you owe 98 dollars

Sn0rt is putting us on the wrong way. ;-)

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16. ### E=MC²Junior Member

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What you did is right, assuming that the square root of -1 is correct, which is not.

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Created my own riddle here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/591152-where-poisened-pills.html

all in good fun ;-)

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This problem has no solution by conventional mathematics. unless you have a punch in between.

Amount Required = \$97
Amount in debt = \$100
Amount repaid = \$1 + \$1 = \$2
Pending amount = \$49 + \$49 = \$98
Remaining dollar = with boy.

Curious to know what the answer is....

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