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07282007  #1 
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Mathematics Question plz help^^?
you went to a super market together with ur friends just to see whats sale and u saw a blouse which is only 97 pesos but u dont have money. u borrow 50 pesos on ur friend and u borrow 50 pesos again from one of ur friends with a total of 100 pesos. u already bought the blouse which is 97 pesos. u had the 3 pesos which was the change. u gave 1 peso to one who lended you 50 pesos and u gave also 1 peso to the person u borrowed 50 pesos. both of them has 1 peso each so ur debt for both of them is only 4949 a total of 98 pesos and u had one peso left a total of 99 pesos. where did the 1 peso go? in order to get the 100 pesos?

07282007  #2 
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your pocket

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These are two separate transactions that are being mixed up.First the purchase of the blouse:The blouse cost 97 pesos with 3 pesos of change. (sum of 100 pesos)Then the lending of the money:You were loaned 98 pesos, the extra 2 pesos are still in your friend's pockets. (sum = 100 pesos)You are trying to add the cost of the blouse to the peso in your pocket and these two quantities are not related.

07282007  #4 
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And if they each give you back the 2 pesos, the 98 becomes 100, and now you have 1 extra!

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You cannot add the 1 peso remaining to the 98 they lent you. Actually you take away 1 peso from the 98 they lent you , and that will give you the amount of 97 pesos you paid for the blouse...

07282007  #6 
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nice try!! you still have it. a peso for your thoughts?

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