Puzzle:

I went to the departmental store and spent one half of the money that was in my purse. When I came out, I found that I had as many paise as I had rupees and half as many rupees as I had paise when I went in. Find the money in my purse when I entered the store.

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Solution:

I have Rs. 99.98 in my purse when I entered the store.

I have Rs. 99.98 in my purse when I entered the store.

## 6 comments:

99 rupees, 98 paise

50 rupees and 100 paise

99 rupees, 98 paise

99 rupees & 98 paise

kindly explain the answer

FOR U SCRUTABILIS,

Here may be two conditions

1)rupees r an even no.

2)ropees r an odd no.

let we take second case...suppose he had 23.50 rs. then after spending half amount he had 11.75[23/2=11.50,50/2=25]...

consider the general case that he had x.y rs.,after spening half amount he had [x/2-0.50].[y/2+50]...

now put the given conditions of ques....

1) [x/2-0.50]=y/2

2) [y/2+50]=x

solve these two equations & get the answer=99.98 Rs.

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