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2. Originally Posted by Skr
"Let me love you"

\$97 shirt + \$2 repaid + \$1 kept = \$100

whats the problem?

3. Originally Posted by Skr
The \$2 in question paid back have been removed from the pool.

The total owed can be seen as 2x, where x=50 to begin with.

As you pay off \$2, 2x is represented as 98, or 49 each.

You have a balance of 1 dollar in your pocket, but the total no longer has anything to do with \$100, but \$98 as 2 have been removed from the pool.

Math is super hard.

4. Originally Posted by Lahis
This reminded me of that "When will then be now?" scene in Spaceballs.

5. Originally Posted by Skr
I have \$100. I give you \$50.

\$100 + \$50 = \$150.

I now have \$150. Wait, that's not how math actually works?

6. Originally Posted by Ciddy
I want that teacher fired. He's more concerned about his own ego than providing correct information to students.

7. Originally Posted by Zethras
I want that teacher fired. He's more concerned about his own ego than providing correct information to students.
well... seeing as it was better than 20 years ago... lol

8. 49+1 = 50
50+50 = 100,
100 + the 1 you kept = 101

Magic + infinite money :S

9. Originally Posted by Frozenbeef
49+1 = 50
50+50 = 100,
100 + the 1 you kept = 101

Magic + infinite money :S
You haven't given back \$49 per parent though. You've only given back \$1. the \$1 you kept is irrelevant to the amount you owe. Adding it back in is just an example of bad math intuition (the idea that you can combine similar quantities to get other relevant quantities).

10. Originally Posted by Dendrek
You haven't given back \$49 per parent though. You've only given back \$1. the \$1 you kept is irrelevant to the amount you owe. Adding it back in is just an example of bad math intuition (the idea that you can combine similar quantities to get other relevant quantities).
lies! *runs off frolicking with his infinite money!*

11. Originally Posted by Septik
\$97 shirt + \$2 repaid + \$1 kept = \$100

whats the problem?
If I have \$1 and I owe you \$1 but I give you \$1 different than the \$1 I owe you, then I now have \$1 and you have \$1. Therefore I just created a dollar out of nowhere and the world is \$1 richer.

Science, bitch!

12. Originally Posted by Waaldo
If I have \$1 and I owe you \$1 but I give you \$1 different than the \$1 I owe you, then I now have \$1 and you have \$1. Therefore I just created a dollar out of nowhere and the world is \$1 richer.

Science, bitch!
If I say I have \$1 and I give you \$1, then you think I have \$0, but if I then pull out and show you that I still have \$1 and you're an idiot you might conclude "Omg, you just made \$1 appear out of nothing" but if you're smart you might conclude "So you lied to me originally when you said you had only \$1."

God damn it, science. Why you so smart?

13. Originally Posted by Skr
well, that's how banks work ; )

14. Actually, he doesn't owe his mom and dad \$49 each.

He owes them \$49.50 each. That is where that dollar came from.

15. Originally Posted by Fugus
Actually, he doesn't owe his mom and dad \$49 each.

He owes them \$49.50 each. That is where that dollar came from.
Nope. The dollar didn't come from anywhere. The dollar could just as easily be thought of as being an extra cost for the shirt (instead of it being a \$97 shirt, it could easily have been a \$98 shirt, where he returned the remaining \$2 to his parents). He simply decided to keep the dollar, but it doesn't affect his debt -- he's only delaying paying it back. Eventually he'll have to come up with \$98 to pay his parents back. He's already got \$1 of that, so he needs only an additional \$97 to meet the full amount owed.

16. Reminded me that incident with G Bush.

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