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3 Men and a little ladder
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:03 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:21 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:59 AM
When the statement says. The boys have spend 4 dollars each to a total of $12 PLUS David's share is equal to 14, is wrong.
Because we can't add David's share to the $12; David's share comes from the $12 and is part of it.
You can say the same thing as ridicilous as it sounds: each have spend 4 dollars to a toal of $12 plus the $10 that the store keeper has for the ladder equals to $22. Where did the extra $7 go ? well 2 went to David. So where did the other $5 go ? you see what i mean ?
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:08 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:12 AM
Its just a good thing that David had a conscience otherwise they might have been left thinking that 15 coins was good price for a 10 coin ladder and "by the way where's that ladder?"
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:05 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:23 PM
Edited by Swaraj, 24 January 2012 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:06 AM
Edit: (5:16 PM, 1/24/12)
Another thing that it could be, is because the three men spent a total of 12 coins, 10 for the ladder, 2 for David. The total the three men spent should include the 2 coins for David.
Edited by Monty55, 25 January 2012 - 12:16 AM.
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