Friday, September 19, 2008

Calling all Smartie Pants!

I found this post on my cousin's blog. Ok all my math-crazed friends... What is the answer?

*while walking thru a market on vacation, you notice a small stand selling cameras. A camera-and-case set is selling for $310. The seller tells you that the camera costs $300 more than the case itself and that the case costs the price of the set minus the cost of the camera. You decide you'd rather wait on buying a camera and opt to just buy the case alone. You hand the seller a $100 bill and see his eyes light up. Think fast now!


I've tried 10, 9 and 0. Those are NOT correct.

8 comments:

KC Kanenwishers said...

of course the man has to give change right?

Sam Ransom said...

Do you have the answer some where? I come up with the camera costing $305 and the bag costs $5. So 5? Not sure. I'm an accountant, but this doesn't have debits and credits and therefore way out of my league!

Dennis and Cherise said...

could it be that since they are a set they are discounted. And the case actully cost $100 alone. But I have no clue.

miranda said...

I came up with $5 too for the camera case and $305 for the camera. That was fun, it's been a while since I've done any story problems like that.

KC Kanenwishers said...

so..is that the answer? I'm so dumb.

RitterB's said...

Miranda is right on the $$$$

Robin and Don said...

What cousin did that?! Don't tell me they have Douglas Bateman blood running through those veins.

RitterB's said...

Robin....It is Breonna of course!