1. Subscriberbadradger
    Scallywag
    the pie shop
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    20 Oct '18 16:11
    3 people put £10 each in a pot to buy a toaster, they give the salesperson £30.00 and take the toaster , the manager says to the salesman there was a £5 discount for cash and takes 5 pound coins from the till and tells the salesman to give it to them, he follows them out of the store & realising he has no small change he gives each person £1 back and pockets the other £2...so the three people now have only paid £9 each into the pot and 3X9 = £27.00 and the £2 in the salespersons pocket - +£ 2 .00 totalling £29.00 where is the missing pound ?
  2. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
    Linkenheim
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    20 Oct '18 19:25
    @badradger

    So the three have paid 9 pounds each and the slaesman has pocketed 2 pounds. The proprietor has gotten 25 pounds. We do have 9+9+9-2, (not +2) which is the amount of money in the till.
    Or 10+10+10-5 (in the till). Or 8 2/3+8 2/3 + 8 2/3 in the till + 1+1+1 (back payment to the customers) + 2 for the salesperson.
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
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    20 Oct '18 20:16
    @badradger

    The toaster costs $25. The buyers put up $30 ($10 x 3), leaving $5 change.
    The salesman gives the buyers $3 and keeps $2. There is no extra dollar.
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    20 Oct '18 20:332 edits
    They have paid £27, the shop has £25, the salesman has £2.
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    20 Oct '18 20:48
    The toaster is less expensive for $25.
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