# Maths question

1. So if its hypothetical...
Bill HAD \$200 and gave half to Alice, now they each have \$100.
Claire HAD \$300, but gave Bill 1/3 so now Claire has \$200 and Bill has \$100.
Alice HAD \$400 but gave 1/4 to Claire so now Alice has \$300 and Claire has \$100..

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She would have \$100 if Bill coughed up. It doesn't say he did though.

3. Originally Posted by Dinky Doo
So if its hypothetical...
Bill HAD \$200 and gave half to Alice, now they each have \$100.
Claire HAD \$300, but gave Bill 1/3 so now Claire has \$200 and Bill has \$100.
Alice HAD \$400 but gave 1/4 to Claire so now Alice has \$300 and Claire has \$100..
The mind boggles. You've got a seriously smart kid @CMF

4. Originally Posted by CMF
No, that was my first guess. But they all have to end up having \$100 only, so they'd end up with too much.
Just tell him the rest was taxed. haha

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Originally Posted by Dinky Doo
So if its hypothetical...
Bill HAD \$200 and gave half to Alice, now they each have \$100.
Claire HAD \$300, but gave Bill 1/3 so now Claire has \$200 and Bill has \$100.
Alice HAD \$400 but gave 1/4 to Claire so now Alice has \$300 and Claire has \$100..
That can't end up with Bill having a hundred bucks though, he'd have two because he still has \$100 after giving half to Alice.

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8. If it isn't a trick? ! I think I've worked it out?

Alice has \$64
Bill has \$72
Claire has \$84

1) Alice has \$64 plus half of Bill's \$72 (\$36) = \$100
2) Bill has \$72 plus one third of Claire's \$84 (\$28) = \$100
3) Claire has \$84 plus one quarter of Alice's \$64 (\$16) = \$100

Do I pass?

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10. Yeah sorry i did that before I read that they had to each end up with \$100 at the end

11. Originally Posted by Dinky Doo
Yeah sorry i did that before I read that they had to each end up with \$100 at the end

Oh, then that makes it much harder, lol :-)

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Originally Posted by Leisylou
If it isn't a trick? ! I think I've worked it out?

Alice has \$64
Bill has \$72
Claire has \$84

1) Alice has \$64 plus half of Bill's \$72 (\$36) = \$100
2) Bill has \$72 plus one third of Claire's \$84 (\$28) = \$100
3) Claire has \$84 plus one quarter of Alice's \$64 (\$16) = \$100

Do I pass?
Oh my gosh how did you dooooo that???
I haven't checked the answer with him but it certainly looks right!
Did you just guess random numbers or did you actually have a methodical way of working it out?

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14. Originally Posted by CMF
My DS1 gave me this maths question he did at school a few days ago. He found it quite funny as I tried to figure it out. But alas, I can't do it. So I need help...

Alice says to Bill, "if you give me 1/2 of your money I'll have \$100".

Bill says to Claire, "if you give me 1/3 of your money I'll have \$100".

Claire says to Alice, "if you give me 1/4 of your money I'll have \$100".

How much money does each person have?
I read it as if the money didn't actually move, but hypothetically if each person gave the half, third or quarter, the other person would end up with \$100 - I didn't read the question as to what would happen if this occured in sequence :-)

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