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Johnny wants a pair of jeans but they cost £97.00! 

He goes to his mum and borrows £50.00 and then borrows £50.00 off his dad.

Johnny hands over the £100.00, gets his jeans and £3.00 change.

He gives his mum £1.00, his dad £1.00 and keeps £1.00 himself.

He now owes his mum £49.00, his dad £49.00 = £98.00 + £2.00 already paid, where has the extra pound which he kept come from?

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1 hour ago, Max Power said:

Johnny wants a pair of jeans but they cost £97.00! 

He goes to his mum and borrows £50.00 and then borrows £50.00 off his dad.

Johnny hands over the £100.00, gets his jeans and £3.00 change.

He gives his mum £1.00, his dad £1.00 and keeps £1.00 himself.

He now owes his mum £49.00, his dad £49.00 = £98.00 + £2.00 already paid, where has the extra pound which he kept come from?

The difference between £98 still borrowed and £97 cost?

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Yet he only has a jacket worth £97 and £1 cash and still owes mum and dad (£2) £1 each...which totals £100.

Accountants trick?

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27 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

Yet he only has a jacket worth £97 and £1 cash and still owes mum and dad (£2) £1 each...which totals £100.

Accountants trick?

Same value as his jeans then ?:thumbsup:

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Eddie Teare-onomics!! :lol:

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17 hours ago, woolley said:

The difference between £98 still borrowed and £97 cost?

But he's already paid back the difference between the £98.00 and £100.00 borrowed, he still has an extra pound in his pocket?

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He borrowed £100, paid back £2. So he owes £98.  He’s got a pair of jeans worth £97 and £1 which is £98.

The question is a trick, Max.

He doesn’t owe the £98 + £2 paid. He owes £98 after paying £2 and he’s got £1 and the jeans.

Expensive jeans. Must have gone to flannels.

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4 hours ago, Max Power said:

But he's already paid back the difference between the £98.00 and £100.00 borrowed, he still has an extra pound in his pocket?

The jeans were £97 not £98. The £98 is a red herring introduced to throw you.

It's a bit like the old finger trick that you can impress small children with (no, not that one). Tell them you have 11 fingers. When they look wide-eyed and doubtful, you hold one hand up and count down the fingers "10-9-8-7-6", then hold the other hand up and say "plus 5 makes 11". Then they will do it themselves and either look at you impressed or "gone out" depending how clever they are.

All of these tricks depend on coming up with a correct answer, but that answer having nothing to do with the original question. It works because the premises are related but subtly different.

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4 hours ago, woolley said:

The jeans were £97 not £98. The £98 is a red herring introduced to throw you.

It's a bit like the old finger trick that you can impress small children with (no, not that one). Tell them you have 11 fingers. When they look wide-eyed and doubtful, you hold one hand up and count down the fingers "10-9-8-7-6", then hold the other hand up and say "plus 5 makes 11". Then they will do it themselves and either look at you impressed or "gone out" depending how clever they are.

 

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Never mix up your debits and credits and remember your assets must balance with what you owe. Jeans + cash = debt

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11 hours ago, Max Power said:

There's no fooling you lot is there?

Suggest giving it a whirl on Facebook for more fertile ground. :thumbsup:

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