I have a tough math question

timer Asked: Aug 17th, 2014
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Question Description

you borrow $100 dollars off your parents$50 each. The product cost $97 dollars. You give one dollar back to each parent. And keep one for yourself. You owe each parent$49. Totaling $98. You kept one totalling $99. Where is the other dollar?

Tutor Answer

School: UIUC

From father =50

From mother =50

Cost =97

Balance =3

You have given back $1 to father

You have given back $1 to mother


You have effectively borrowed $49 from your father and $49 from your mother

Your Borrowing =$98

Product cost $97

Balance you kept =$1 with you.

(100 will not come into picture at all)

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