9 x 3 = 27 ???
9 x 3 = 27. Are you sure?
There were three women sharing a house, and they agreed to divide all the
expenses evenly. They each paid a third of the rent, a third of the
telephone bill and a third of all the groceries.
One day they decided to buy a television, and went down to the second-hand
shop where there was an old black & white TV in the window for £30. They
each handed over £10 and carried the TV away.
As they left, the salesman went to his boss and said, "I just managed to
get rid of that old TV in the window."
"For how much?", replied the boss.
"Thirty ponds.", said the salesman.
"Oh, no. It's on sale for only £25. Catch up with them and give them their
change.", ordered the boss.
The salesman took five £1 coins out of the till and ran down the road. On
the way, he thought to himself, "Well, these women split everything between
them; how am I going to divide five £1 coins between three people?"
He decided not to bother. He'd give them a £1 coin each and would pocket
the other £2 for himself, who would ever know!
He caught up with them and gave each of them a coin.
Q.) How much did each of the women pay for the TV?
A.) They paid £10 each and they each got £1 back, so that makes it £9.
Q.) And what is three times nine?
Q.) How much did the salesman keep?
A.) Two pounds
Q.) And what is twenty-seven plus two?
Q.) So where's the other pound??