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I have a question:

One person is having 3 houses.

the three tenants pay 25 per month.

The owner appoints a person A to collect the total rent .

A goes and gets 25+25+25=75

Now owner gives 5 to A.

A consumes 2 for cigerattes.

so remaining is 3 to A.

Now A returns 1 to each of the tenants .

so now tenants have actually given 24 to the owner(25 previously given and 1 returned by A)

Now let us do the resultant calculation:

Each tenant given 24.

So 24+24+24=72

A cosumed 2.

total 74.

But the Actually total collection was 75(total).

Where 1 Rs gone?

Thanking you

I have a question:

One person is having 3 houses.

the three tenants pay 25 per month.

The owner appoints a person A to collect the total rent .

A goes and gets 25+25+25=75

Now owner gives 5 to A.

A consumes 2 for cigerattes.

so remaining is 3 to A.

Now A returns 1 to each of the tenants .

so now tenants have actually given 24 to the owner(25 previously given and 1 returned by A)

Now let us do the resultant calculation:

Each tenant given 24.

So 24+24+24=72

A cosumed 2.

total 74.

But the Actually total collection was 75(total).

Where 1 Rs gone?

Thanking you

In the second case, the owner received 70 dollars (as (24+24+24) -2 (paid to agent).)

2 consumed by A

Total 74+2=74

But total should be 75.

This is question.

You have written

24+24+24=72

+ 3 given back = 75 given originally (from where 3 comes as A consumed 2)

Thanking you

you have written that

In the second case, the owner received 70 dollars (as (24+24+24) -2 (paid to agent).)

Now question is (24+24+24) +2=74 but A originally collected 75.

why the total 74 is coming

Thanking you

So 24+24+24=72

Owner kept 70

total 142.

But the Actually total collection was 75(total).

Where 67 Rs gone?

> why the total 74 is coming

You shouldn't add 2 to the 72, you need to subtract 2, because that 2 went to the agent.

(And it matches what the owner originally received 70 (75 collected, less 5 to agent)

each tenant given only once not twice.(25+25+25)

A returned 1 to each of them. ok. so now how much the tenants given 25-1=24 (relatively consider)

Now A consumed 2

so calculation is coming as each tenant given 24 .

So total 72 given by tenants(relatively as actually previously they given 25 but later got 1 back)

A consumed 2

So where the 1 $ goes?

A returned 1 to each of them. ok. so now how much the tenants given 25-1=24 (relatively consider)

Now owner kept 70

so calculation is coming as each tenant given 24 .

So total 72 given by tenants(relatively as actually previously they given 25 but later got 1 back)

Owner kept 70

So where the 67 $ goes?

Rather In totallity you consider it as a system in which the money transfer is taking part .

But whatever may be the transfer the total collection was 75.

Who is getting what is immaterial .

Important is total can not shrink .

Here the total is shrinking ?

why?

see the total .Not individual how much getting.

Thanking you

the collector has been credited with 80, he has been debited 3 for the refunds and 2 for the cigs - he is left with 75

you have added the tow he spent as a credit in error

3 actors are there.

1.owner

2.A (collector)

3.Tenant

who is paying ?

tenants.

How much they payed 75

Now whatever is taking place afterwards is on that 75.

right.

so system is having 75$

now money is transferred.

How?

A consumed 2$.

given back to tenants 1 $ to each tenants.

so each tenants are seeing that they have given 24 $ as rent . since 1$ is returned.

Now system's total is 75.

tenants given 24+24+24=72

right

2 $ consumed by A.

System total 72+2=74

Previously what was system's total? 75.

How?

But what is ACTUALLY shrinking is the amount of money the agent is keeping... that total shrinks by 3. If you wanted to add anything to the ( 24 x 3 = 72 ) collected from each tenant, you have to add THAT 3 to the 72 to get back to the 75.

right

3 $ returned

System total 72+3=75

Previously what was system's total? 75.

How?

who is returning 3$?

and to whom?

so remaining is 3 to A.

Now A returns 1 to each of the tenants .

if you want to say that tenants given tenants given 24+24+24=72

then 3 $ returned to tenants

then total is 75$

then add 2$ which A consumed

So the system total is now 77$

How?

system can not have more.

then 3 $ returned to tenants

then total is 75$

then add 70$ which owner kept

So the system total is now 145$

How?

system can not have more.

that is my question as relatively it looks so .

But there must be some mistake in calculation of the totalling( That is while calculating the total of the system it is relatively looking as if the total is shrinking ).

Where is wrong ?

What is wrong in calculating the total?

This is the question.

TENANT 1 TENANT 2 TENANT 3 COLLECTOR (A) OWNER SHOP TOTAL

starting condition : 25 25 25 0 0 0 75

the three tenants pay 25 to A : 0 0 0 75 0 0 75

A passes 70 to the owner, and keeps 5 : 0 0 0 5 70 0 75

A consumes 2 for cigarettes : 0 0 0 3 70 2 75

A returns 1 to each tenant : 1 1 1 0 70 2 75

Notice how the total never changes ?

24 (25-1) + 24 (25-1) + 24 (25-1) = 72 is correct.

now you have written

leaving 2 for cigarettes for A

that is also correct.

so Previously system total was 75.

Now system total 74.

isn't it?

see the tenants have already paid.

that 75 $ is only circulating.

Among 3 actors.

But when the total is being done it is not becoming 75

That is my question

72 + 2 for cigarettes = 74 is WRONG

72 - 2 for cigarettes = 70 is RIGHT

your answer is absolutely correct as it shows the system total is not changing.

But can you do a bit of favour to me .

what is actually wrong in the following math

24*3=72+2=74 not equal to 75.

There is certainly a mistake which I am not figuring out.

Thanking you

>>

>> 24*3=72+2=74 not equal to 75.

As others have tried to explain to you, you are adding the wrong values.

The value 72 consists of the 70 that the owner got, and the 2 that A consumed for cigarettes.

Instead of adding the price for the cigarettes to that value again, you should be adding the 3 that were distributed back among the tenants :

72 + 3 = 75

24*3=72+2=74 not equal to 75.

You are absolutely correct 74 = 75 but there is no reason that it should.

Your left hand side is WRONG

The net amount in from the rent is indeed 24*3 = 72

But where does that money go 70 to owner net 2 to agent 72 = 72

- try again

money in total rent 25*3 = 75

Where does money go total 70 to owner total 5 to agent 75 = 75

You CANNOT use net on one side of the equation and total on the other side.

If you change methods in the middle of the problem of course you get the wrong answer

http://puzzles.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/twentyeight.htm

Nothing is missing. Ever. If you think there is you are confused.

It has been nice to have a discussion with you all.

Thanks for all the discussion.

Thanking you all,

Anindya Chatterjee

Bangalore

India

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25 +25 +25 = 75

In this instance, they are given 1 back each meaning that they pay 24 each, a total of 72

24 (25-1) + 24 (25-1) + 24 (25-1) = 72

the owner only takes 70, leaving 2 for cigarettes for A

72 - 70 = 2