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Ever been short changed ?

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs and Games' started by malcolm, Jul 16, 2012.

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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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    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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    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. :taunt:

    Tom :)macwave:... still, it's an expensive beer!)
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    Come on Tom.. Your standing up for a woman...not the done thing mate:nono: it goes to her head:point:
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    Oh Gawd! You're right. I'm a failure! :sigh:

    I'll just pop right off and slap myself! :slap:

    Tom :)macwave:... whew. Thanks for the reminder. I feel so much better!)
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    Forget the phony math. The facts of the problem are. The bill was 25£, the change was 5£. You each took 1£ leaving 2£ tip. 25+5 = 30.

    Or to put it another way you each paid 10£ and took 1£ back making 3£. The bill was 25£ and the tip 2£ which = 27£ + 3£ you kept for a total of 30£.
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    Good lad......:thumbsup:
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    Oi! There'll be none of that :ouch::ouch:

    Funny how Men resort to sexist arguments when they're WRONG
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    :lol: You won't win with them.................after all they ARE men and they are always right :laugh: or so they like to think :D
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    Men think? :eek: ;) :lol:
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    Slam Dunk! :tongue:
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    Men think cos women can't multi task....
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    I think you got that the wrong way round Malc!

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