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This is a old puzzle, and there are different variations, but can you work it out? Three old ladies decide to buy a television. They see a second-hand black and white set for £30.The manager feels g… Read More
1d, 3m agoPosted 1 decade, 3 months ago
This is a old puzzle, and there are different variations, but can you work it out?

Three old ladies decide to buy a television. They see a second-hand black and white set for £30.The manager feels generous, he tells the assistant to give the old ladies £5 back.

But the assistant gives each old lady only £1 and keeps £2 for himself. So the old ladies have spent £9 each, £27 in total. The assistant has £2 in his pocket.

Where has the other £1 gone?
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1d, 3m agoPosted 1 decade, 3 months ago
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#1
Good puzzle, dont really want to post the answer because then other people cant try and work it out, will PM you
#2
Ill give anyone struggling a clue: Don't look at it the wrong way round!

Its a very deceiving little riddle.
#3
It is very deceiving - can see why people get confused :) I love things like this!
#4
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#5

Any chance of people editing their answers so other people can try this brain teaser?
#6
Glad to see posts have been changed - I didnt post until someone had said the answer since I wanted other people to be given the chance to work it out for themselves.
1 Like #7
Remember this puzzle fro years ago, still can't remember if I ever got the answer, my head hurts now so I give up.

If anyone can ease the pain then a little pm to me with the answer would be appreciated and worth some rep...:thumbsup:
#8
i think ive got it :thinking:
1 Like #9
I will PM you :) (and anyone else who wants me to)
#10
kelly_o_fanatic
I will PM you :) (and anyone else who wants me to)

I can go asking the question now and sound clever..lol
#11

Will tell anyone else who wants to know