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Windows 7: A math quiz

14 Nov 2014   #1
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
A math quiz

You've seen a SSD for $97. Since you have no money you borrow $50 from your dad and $50 from your mom. $50 + $50 = $100 right?

You buy the SSD and get $3 back. You give your dad and mom $1 each and $1 you keep. So you now owe your parents $49 each.

$49 + $49 = $98 + your $1 = $99, right? Where now is the other dollar?
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14 Nov 2014   #2


It doesn't matter, you borrowed the money from your parents, they knew when they handed it over they ain't ever seeing it again
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14 Nov 2014   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I agree they either kissed it goodbye in front of you or before you got there
But you pocketed more than one dollar,
Seems you pocketed 4.00 but still technically owe 49 each
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14 Nov 2014   #4


...I believe the issue is 'Math Comprehension'...
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14 Nov 2014   #5

Win 7 home 64

Hey now! No one said Math would be involved here.
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15 Nov 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

In actual reality you only borrowed $49 from dad & $49 from mum, as you have already paid them back $1 each. So you buy the SSD for $97 & you pocket the $1 change.

Dad $50 - $1 = $49, mum $50 - $1 = $49, total $98.
SSD cost $97, you have $1 left over, total $98.
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15 Nov 2014   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

$49 + $49 = $98 + $2 you paid them = $100.

$97 for drive + $1 in your pocket = $98 that you still owe.

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