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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Jun '06 04:19 / 3 edits
    I once lent 50 dollars to a man and 50 dollars to a woman. And they paid in the following way:

    Man
    On day one paid 20 owed 30
    On day Two paid 15 owed 15
    On day Three paid 10 owed 5
    On day Four paid 5 owed 0
    Result 50 50

    Logical isn’t it. As you can see the result of the paid and owed columns are the same

    But the woman
    On day one paid 20 owed 30
    On day Two paid 18 owed 12
    On day Three paid 3 owed 9
    On day Four paid 9 owed 0
    Result 50 51

    Why is there a difference in the result?, as you can see the sum of the owed column in the woman’s payment does not match the owed amount, why is there an extra dollar?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    29 Jun '06 06:22
    Originally posted by Superman
    I once lent 50 dollars to a man and 50 dollars to a woman. And they paid in the following way:

    Man
    On day one paid 20 owed 30
    On day Two paid 15 owed 15
    On day Three paid 10 owed 5
    On day Four paid 5 owed 0
    Result 50 50

    Logical isn’t it. As you ...[text shortened]... owed column in the woman’s payment does not match the owed amount, why is there an extra dollar?
    Because there's no reason to sum the individual "owed" numbers. The man's "owed" numbers coincidentally (or were chosen to) add up to 50, but that doesn't mean it should occur with any pay schedule. A more extreme example:

    Bob pays 1 owes 49
    Bob pays 1 owes 48

    Already, his total "owed" sum is 97.
  3. 30 Jun '06 01:44
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Because there's no reason to sum the individual "owed" numbers. The man's "owed" numbers coincidentally (or were chosen to) add up to 50, but that doesn't mean it should occur with any pay schedule. A more extreme example:

    Bob pays 1 owes 49
    Bob pays 1 owes 48

    Already, his total "owed" sum is 97.
    You are right,

    It wasnt supoused to be so fast, I`ll have to work harder on my problems.