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    Me and two mates went to the pub, spent 25 on beer and so put 10 each on the bar, the barman came back with five pound coins and we took a pound each and left two pound tip for the barman. So we spent 9 each so if three times nine is twenty seven and two pound for the barman that makes 29 so where on earth did the other 1 go ??

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    It's very clever but it's there if you look for it

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    Well they spent 8.333333 on beer if it was 25 so times 3 there's your 1














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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 285674
    Well they spent 8.333333 on beer if it was 25 so times 3 there's your 1
    Think again Hun.... Still a penny short :tongue:

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    Its all in the way te maths are presented at the end as 'proof' of the spending

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    Well if you times 8.3333333333333333 by 3 it equals 25 :tongue:














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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm, post: 285683
    Think again Hun.... Still a penny short :tongue:
    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 285687
    Well if you times 8.3333333333333333 by 3 it equals 25 :tongue:
    Nope. Brit's right. 8.3333333 x 3 = 24.99999.

    But since there's no such thing as .99999 when we're dealing with money (except when you're banks and the rounding errors figure in your favor), it rounds up to 25 even.

    Tom (... still, it's an expensive beer!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 285703
    Nope. Brit's right. 8.3333333 x 3 = 24.99999.

    But since there's no such thing as .99999 when we're dealing with money (except when you're banks and the rounding errors figure in your favor), it rounds up to 25 even.

    Tom (... still, it's an expensive beer!)
    Come on Tom.. Your standing up for a woman...not the done thing mate it goes to her head

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm, post: 285967
    Come on Tom.. Your standing up for a woman...not the done thing mate it goes to her head
    Oh Gawd! You're right. I'm a failure!

    I'll just pop right off and slap myself!

    Tom (... whew. Thanks for the reminder. I feel so much better!)

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