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Best Answer caike, 17 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:19 PM

Betty bought a box when she was 20.
Betty puts $250 in the box on every birthday.
Each year, on her own birthday, Betty's evil sister Veronica steals $50 from the box.
Betty died when she was 60.
When the box was opened it was found to contain only $500.
Who is to blame for this shortfall, Betty or Veronica?
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:34 PM

Spoiler for dare I ask?


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:17 AM   Best Answer

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Edited by bonanova, 18 November 2013 - 06:51 AM.
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:32 PM

Inflation is to blame. : )
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:31 PM

Even if she was born on Feb.29.

she should have at least  $1800....

but to find only  $500!!

is really strange :blink:


Edited by wolfgang, 17 November 2013 - 08:32 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:55 AM

Spoiler for Caike has it


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:00 PM

Spoiler for dare I ask?

 

True.

 

But naive analysis shows a shortfall.

OP asked for blame, or cause, of "apparent" shortfall.

That goes to Betty.

Kind of.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:37 AM

 

Spoiler for dare I ask?

 

True.

 

But naive analysis shows a shortfall.

OP asked for blame, or cause, of "apparent" shortfall.

That goes to Betty.

Kind of.

 

The blame should have had been lain with Betty's mother -- that scalleywag!  How about that use of the past pluperfect in conjunction with futuristic pirate talk!


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

 

 

Spoiler for dare I ask?

 

True.

 

But naive analysis shows a shortfall.

OP asked for blame, or cause, of "apparent" shortfall.

That goes to Betty.

Kind of.

 

The blame should have had been lain with Betty's mother -- that scalleywag!  How about that use of the past pluperfect in conjunction with futuristic pirate talk!

 

 

Or it was because of the May 9th blackout the year previous. :wub:


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