# Just for fun... Can you answer the below stupid question....

@firumon (501)
India
August 1, 2007 4:44pm CST
Hello friends... All are serious here.. I am different from that.. I like fun more than serious things... So i am putting this discussion just for a fun.. The below is a fun question.. Try to answer it.. Two persons A & B take a room on a lodge. The room rent is 20/-. The A & B passes this 20/- to the owner through a mediator C. The owner get discounted & return 5/- back to them through the same mediator C. The mediator C takes 2/- from that as a tip & return 3/- to A & B. So the each A & B's total expense is 8.5/- as the each got 1.5/- back..Then my question is,expense of A and B is 8.5x2=17/- and the mediator had taken a tip of 2/- therefore total expense is now 17+2=19. Then how did 1/- missed from the total 20/- which they given first... Now read the paragraph again.. The answer is simple.. I can give a clue.. I make you doubt only in the order or the way of question.. Don't read others answer... I am not sure that you have confused.. Because it want to ask through talk and not written.. Anyway way try it.. Now start... Challenge....
1 response
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
3 Aug 07
That's not a stupid question firumon :-) Well I guess 4MYGIRLS got it right heh? I have nothing to add but I will send this to my friends! Thanks for sharing and take care dear firumon!
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@firumon (501)
• India
3 Aug 07
Hi dear friend, 4MYGIRLS answer is exactly correct.. It will be more effective when you ask this to your friends directly... You want to care that while saying 17+2=19. Its success only depends upon your aim... So you carry on dear friend... Thank you for responding dear friend....
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Okay firumon, I will try to do that. I already sent it to a friend of mind and she couldn't figure it out! lol Not all people are smart in doing math heh? Take care!
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