View Full Version : Highly Annoying - Wheres It Gone....

29th Mar 2005, 22:00
Heres a puzzle for all of you thats likely to make your brains ache..

Three men go into a shop to buy a television priced at 30 (thirty pounds). They each contribute a tenner and leave with the telly.

Shortly afterwards the owner realises he has overcharged them - the correct price for the TV was 25. Overcome with guilt and remorse he gives his young Saturday assistant 5 and asks him to go after the men to return it.

The boy spots the men but being an enterprising sort, he decides the men would know no different and pockets 2 for himself. Catching up with the men he gives them 3 back which they gratefully distribute between themselves - 1 each.
With their 1 back each man has therefore paid 9 each. 3 x 9 = 27 + the 2 the boy had = 29.

Where has the other 1 gone?

29th Mar 2005, 22:34
Aye right! Dead easy;) Do you genuinely want the answer or are you just trying to wind up poor unsuspecting 'pruners?

Hopefuly the latter! :E

16 blades
29th Mar 2005, 23:14
The answer would be nice!

Like the man with the steering wheel down his pants, it's driving me nuts.


29th Mar 2005, 23:17

The 27 includes the 2 the boy has, not the 3 the men were given back.

3 x 10 - 3 x 1 = 27 - 2 in the boys pocket = 25

Onan the Clumsy
30th Mar 2005, 02:11
Good job this story wasn't set in Liverpool, or you'd be asking "Where's the TV gone?"

Erm...I mean Manchester, Sorry Barry :(