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Old 07-05-2011, 20:15   #1
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Challenge: Vanishing Act . . .

so we arive at the marina, myself Mark and Bill we a greeded by an employe...hi there we need a slip for the night...ok I think its $30, so each of us give the guy $10...the guy meets with the boss and he says the slip is only $25 pleas give them back $5...so the guy is thinking how will I devide $5 3ways?? ok il give them $1 each and keep $2 for me.

so basicly we paid $9 each for the slip =$27
and the guy kept $2 =$29

my question is where is the last $1????????
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Old 07-05-2011, 20:55   #2
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Re: vanishing act...

Actually I think you paid $9 each for the slip and gave the employee a 66.6666667 cent tip each.

Total slip cost was $9.66666666666666667 each.


edit, no scratch that, it doesn't add up either. My head hurts now.

Someone else will have to explain this one.
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Old 07-05-2011, 20:58   #3
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Re: vanishing act...

the 3 of you each paid $9 =$27. Less $2 to bum marina jock leaves $25 for marina. Nothing about $29 here.
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$25 divided by three people. $8.33 each.

$2 tip to employee. $.67 each

total paid out. $27.

So that was $9 including the $.67 tip. Not $9 plus $.67 as I stated before.

My head still hurts.

You did that on purpose didn't you Jobi. I need a beer now.
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Re: vanishing act...

Of course ggray is totally correct, you each paid $9 of which the marina took $25 and the guy took $2.

BUT if anyone out there in CFland is still concerned about a missing dollar, please PM me as I have a couple of really good deals going at the moment and you can still get in early and make a killing.
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Re: vanishing act...

Romains use to place a silver dollar under there mast to pay the passage…however these dollars have never left the phisical world and therfore never gotten to Poseidon.
My dollard has left this phisical world…I guess my passage is payed now!
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Of course ggray is totally correct, you each paid $9 of which the marina took $25 and the guy took $2.

BUT if anyone out there in CFland is still concerned about a missing dollar, please PM me as I have a couple of really good deals going at the moment and you can still get in early and make a killing.

find the missing dollar and beer is on me
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find the missing dollar and beer is on me
Mate, I know exactly where the missing dollar is but are you sure want me to publicly post the information. I don't mind telling but I would really need your permission first .
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Mate, I know exactly where the missing dollar is but are you sure want me to publicly post the information. I don't mind telling but I would really need your permission first .

last year my 11old son showed me a trick...when he was about to reveal his secret, I stoped him and said...you have all my attention I am captivated by your trick, if you tell me now all this is lost forever, never tell a secrete if you want the mistery to stay.

my grandfather showede me the vanishing act...he never revealed how to anyone.

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Roger that.
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Re: Vanishing Act ...

A few months later, two of the original three (Mark & Bill) check into the same marina. The dockmaster says the bill is $20, so each guest pays $10. Later the dockmaster realizes the bill should only be $15. To rectify this, he gives a linehandler $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the boat, the linehandler realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the linehandler decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $3 for himself.

Now that each of the guests has been given $1 back, each has paid $9, bringing the total paid to $18. The linehandler has $3, so $18 + $3 = $21, and the guests originally handed over only $20, so that's where the missing dollar from the original problem is!

You got screwed Steve B.
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Nice one Gord ; no chance of selling you a bridge!
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Re: Vanishing Act ...

Gord,

Would you like to manage my portfolio for me?
I'll take 5% profit in these troubled times.
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A few months later, two of the original three (Mark & Bill) check into the same marina. The dockmaster says the bill is $20, so each guest pays $10. Later the dockmaster realizes the bill should only be $15. To rectify this, he gives a linehandler $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the boat, the linehandler realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the linehandler decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $3 for himself.

Now that each of the guests has been given $1 back, each has paid $9, bringing the total paid to $18. The linehandler has $3, so $18 + $3 = $21, and the guests originally handed over only $20, so that's where the missing dollar from the original problem is!

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I knew it just had to be you!!!
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Re: Vanishing Act . . .

old maths problem one way in time it works backwards it dont.
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