# PUZZLE: Where did 1 dollar go?

By leahg0522

@leahg0522 (54)

Philippines

October 23, 2006 2:16am CST

You like to buy a pair of jeans for $97, but you dont have money. You borrowed from your friends, let's say friend A and friend B, $50 each. So you have $100 and decided to buy the pants. You have $3 left, right? You paid $1 each to your friends and you have $1 left. So you only have $49 credit each to your friends. If you add that it's $98 and you have $1 dollar left. So that's $99, right? Where did $1 go? Can you explain it.

2 responses

@watsuuuup1 (87)

• Australia

23 Oct 06

youre not counting the $2 you paid back too your friends (a&b)you go from subtracting too adding and forgetyting the left over you know??? thats the only way my brain will let me explain it

@leahg0522 (54)

• Philippines

23 Oct 06

i appreciate your explanation, but that doesn't clearly explains it.

@philipwu51 (684)

• China

23 Oct 06

the pants$97+left$1=$98
return $49x2 = $98
so there is no money left.