Where's the missing Euro?

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by BobSheep, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. BobSheep

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    Three men go to buy a radio.
    The radio costs €30
    They all hand €10 to the salesman who gives it to the cashier.
    The cashier says, it's been reduced to €25 and gives back €5 to the salesman to give back to the men.
    The salesman thinks... €5 divided by 3 is tricky, I'll keep €2 and give them back €1 each.

    So they all paid €9 which makes €27 and the €2 that the salesman kept makes €29.

    Where's the missing Euro?
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    It's 27 - 2, not 27 + 2. The total ended up 25.
     
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  3. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    The euro's not missing at all. The judgement is backwards, so that's why you have the wrong result. 25 from the salesman + 2 of the cashier + 3 as change of customers = 30 euros. ;)
     
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  4. BobSheep

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    #4 BobSheep, Jul 20, 2012
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    I don't have the wrong result. I know how this is wrong:cool::cool::cool:

    I am surprised to have 2 correct answers so quickly. +1 to you both (if I could).