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Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Opusdeii(f): 9:19pm On Jul 28, 2011
You saw a shirt worth 97 naira since you don't have cash, you borrowed 50 from your Mom and 50 from your Dad, So you have 100naira since the shirt is 97naira So you have 3 naira left, you returned 1 naira to your Mum and 1 naira to your Dad and you  left 1 naira for urself. Now you owe your Mum 49 naira and your Dad 49naira soo 49+49=98 plus the 1 naira wif u 99 naira WHERE IS THE MISSING NAIRA?

@Mod, i don't know where to post this, so you can take it to where you think it's appropriate.

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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Nobody: 9:30pm On Jul 28, 2011
take back the 1 naira you gave them, add that to the one naira you have then return the shirt, you have a hundred back,  cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

Serioiusly, I will say, you have the shirt and the one naira is in the shirt lol!! The puzzle seem incomplete though,

if you gave em 1.5 naira each from the 3 naira, that mean you owe them 48.5 naira each,  48.5+48.5 = 97 plus the 1.5 =1.5 which makes it all 100

If you gave em 1 naira each and reserve 1 for your self,  angry angry angry angry angry angry

This puzzle is driving me crazy, It's not complete
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by tyson55(m): 9:56pm On Jul 28, 2011
Lost in calculatn, embarassed i think! Dz a gud one!

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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by blacksta(m): 10:10pm On Jul 28, 2011
firstly u dont have but owe 98 naira,
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by redsun(m): 10:14pm On Jul 28, 2011
d missing naira is part of d 97 naira u spent on d shirt.U owe them separately,so having given them 49 each,u are still

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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Vigilante: 10:16pm On Jul 28, 2011
There is no missing one naira. its the shirt that equates to a missing one naira. return the shirt and everything will add up.
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by redsun(m): 10:17pm On Jul 28, 2011
indebted in the amount of 2 naira
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by aljharem(m): 10:21pm On Jul 28, 2011
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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by aljharem(m): 10:24pm On Jul 28, 2011
redsun:

indebted in the amount of 2 naira

Vigilante:

There is no missing one naira. its the shirt that equates to a missing one naira. return the shirt and everything will add up.
blacksta:

firstly u dont have but owe 98 naira,

don't understand

if 100-97 = 3

and 3-2 = 1 (2 naira given to both parent as 1 N each)

then 49+ 49 = 98

so please explain more how is the 1N in the purchase of the shirt
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Sicherheit(m): 10:24pm On Jul 28, 2011
This just shows why money lending is big business.  undecided
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by redsun(m): 10:27pm On Jul 28, 2011
sorry i got t wrong.Having given them 1 naira back each,u are still indebted in amount of 99 naira,with just a naira left 4 u
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by aljharem(m): 10:31pm On Jul 28, 2011
redsun:

sorry i got t wrong.Having given them 1 naira back each,u are still indebted in amount of 99 naira,with just a naira left 4 u

how if u give them 1 N each back you would be owing them 49N each

and by such is 98N and of course you still have 1N so= 99N

so where is the 1N
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by OAM4J: 10:31pm On Jul 28, 2011
There is no missing N1.

When you returned N1 to you Mum and Dad, your debt portfolio reduced from N100 to N98, out of that you spent N97 on the shirt and you have N1 with you. i.e N100 debt ceased to exist after you refunded N2.



Thanks for the puzzle, moving to Nairaland Section.

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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by aljharem(m): 10:33pm On Jul 28, 2011
OAM4J:

There is no missing N1.

When you returned N1 to you Mum and Dad, your debt portfolio reduced from N100 to N98, out of that you spent N97 on the shirt and you have N1 with you. i.e N100 debt seized to exist after you refunded N2.



Thanks for the puzzle, moving to Nairaland Section.

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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Nobody: 10:35pm On Jul 28, 2011
You are mixing up you accounts(liabilities and assets). It has been a while since I took an accounting course but I will try my best to explain.

The total amount to your loan account(a liability) is 98 naira (98(total credit)=100(credited)-2(debited)).  You do not add 1 naira to the total unless you are going to borrow more money from your parents (1naira credit).

If you are going to use the one naira(in your asset account now) you had left over to pay back your parents, then you will only need to find 97 naira(97(total credit)=98(credit)-1(debited)). Likewise your asset account drops to 97 naira (97(just the shirt) = 98(shirt+1 naira)-1(debit)). Of course that assumes their is no depreciation(decrease in value for the shirt).

As your example has shown, simply adding these two accounts together does not necessarily show the total cost of a transaction. However, the main rule is that Assets minus liabilities should ideally be >0 else you are not making any money.
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Opusdeii(f): 10:43pm On Jul 28, 2011
Vigilante:

There is no missing one naira. its the shirt that equates to a missing one naira. return the shirt and everything will add up.

The buyer of the shirt bought the shirt from a hawker, so it is impossible to return the shirt. Lol. cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin

So keep searching where the missiing 1 naira is. tongue
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by coogar: 10:49pm On Jul 28, 2011
Opus-deii:

The buyer of the shirt bought the shirt from a hawker, so it is impossible to return the shirt. Lol. cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin

So keep searching where the missiing 1 naira is. tongue

there's no missing 1 naira. . . .debt has reduced to 98 naira.
you had used 97 naira to buy the shirt. . . .and there's 1 naira left with u.

easy peasy lemon squeezy.

if you now insist you want the 1 naira back. . . . .cut the collar of the shirt with a blade and sell it. grin
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Opusdeii(f): 10:55pm On Jul 28, 2011
Hey Coogar, hw are you? I remembered you from the Amy Winehouse thread. Like the way responded to Sagamite and Daviddlan. You are quite articulate. If i may ask, where are you based?
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by redsun(m): 10:55pm On Jul 28, 2011
U have already given them 2 naira and still owe them 49 naira each,by d time u pay them d 49 each,it will add up to 100
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by coogar: 10:56pm On Jul 28, 2011
Opus-deii:

Hey Coogar, hw are you? I remembered you from the Amy Winehouse thread. Like the way responded to Sagamite and Daviddlan. You are quite articulate. If i may ask, where are you based?

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Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Opusdeii(f): 11:02pm On Jul 28, 2011
Oh i see, me in Texas. Which part of 9ja are you from?
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by coogar: 11:10pm On Jul 28, 2011
hometown or where i reside or both?
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by ElementG(m): 12:41pm On Jul 29, 2011
dis is mad puzzle, i cant even deduce it grin grin
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Nobody: 1:50pm On Jul 29, 2011
@poster
lol, nice mind trick!!!!

its VERY SIMPLE: why do you ADD the 1naira that you are left with?! you should SUBSTRACT it.

you got 50 from each of them, you buy the shirt, then get 3 Nairas change. if you give them 1 Naira each then you now owe them 49Nairas each=98. SO FAR SO GOOD, so now the 1Naira you have left is to be SUBSTRACTED to what you owe them 98-1 =97 not ADDED to it. lol

how can you add the 1Naira YOU HAVE, to what you owe them?! you should add it to what you repay them therefore DEDUCT it from the 98nairas.
There is NO missing 1naira!
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by BossTtdiamonds(m): 2:27pm On Jul 29, 2011
Let's say you have the money you borrowed and you wish to return it,

I.e 97 naira, Lets divivde it by two

97/2 = 48.5

now 48.5 + 1.5 = 50
or you could put it like this

97/2 = 48.5, remember you've given each of em' 1 naira before
so that accounts to 48.5 + 1 = 49.5
now you have 1 naira with you, divide it by two
Thats 1/2 = 0.5
adding it up to the 49.5 would give us 50 , I.e ( 49.5+ 0.5 = 50 )

If you see now we have our 50 naira back,

The problem lies with the method in which you used to calculate, You loaned money from two different individuals, in tis' case, you added up their money to get one bulky money, when returning, you get the bulky money together and divde, Which you clearly didnt, You didnt divide,
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by dani1luv: 2:49pm On Jul 29, 2011
lol, madt poster, wot a puzzle,
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by mrdan(m): 5:51pm On Jul 29, 2011
Opus-deii:

You saw a shirt worth 97 naira since you don't have cash, you borrowed 50 from your Mom and 50 from your Dad, So you have 100naira since the shirt is 97naira So you have 3 naira left, you returned 1 naira to your Mum and 1 naira to your Dad and you  left 1 naira for urself. Now you owe your Mum 49 naira and your Dad 49naira soo 49+49=98[size=8pt] plus the 1 naira wif u 99 naira WHERE IS THE MISSING NAIRA?[/size]


The Bold statement above is wrong and misleading, the shirt you bought at N97 plus the N1 you gave urself adds up to the N98 you owe your parent plus the initial N1 you gave each of them now adds up to N100. So there's no other N1 to be added as that last statement made.
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by VoodooDoll(m): 5:59pm On Jul 29, 2011
Borrow:

Borrow: N100

Less:
Shirt Bought: N97
Paid Dad: N1
Paid Mum: N1
Owe M&grin: N1

Total: N100
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by ronkebp(f): 6:07pm On Jul 29, 2011
The missing 1 naira is with the person that bought the shirt,
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by sunzie(m): 6:10pm On Jul 29, 2011
The 1naira is still with u
3naira - 100naira is 97 naira which you paid for the shirt.
giving mum and Dad 1naira each means you are spending 99 naira
that is 97 naira plus 2naira equals 99 naira.
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by minotaur(m): 6:13pm On Jul 29, 2011
I don't like math tongue. Especially these mind boggling ones. I will simply wait till the answer is posted. Itibolibo like me grin
Re: Please, Who Can Solve This Puzzle? by Ivynwa(f): 6:14pm On Jul 29, 2011
It's simple, you only complicated it to muddle the brain up.
Now let's solve it
If you borrowed 50naira each from mum and dad and returned 1naira to both of them, that means that all you borrowed from them is 49 each.
Okay 49+49= 98
You bought a shirt for 97naira and kept 1 naira  which still equals 98. So you see there's no missing naira because what you worked with is 98 because 2naira was returned from the original 100naira. There you are. Ivynwa claps We got you at your own game!

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