A conundrum

David Morton

Lifetime Supporter
Three guys shairng a flat decide to buy a TV for £30 - £10 each.
They shopkeeper sells it t them and they walk home with the tv.
The shop owner tells the shop keeper he overcharged them by £5
and it should have been £25. The shopkeeper chases after the guys
but realises if he gave them £1 each from the £5 he could keep the other two.
So the guys paid £9 each making £27 and the shopkeeper kept £2 for himself. 27+2 makes 29. What happens to the other pound?


Lifetime Supporter
If they paid $27 and the price was $25 then they only overpaid by $2 which the shopkeeper stuck in his pocket.