## $99Math brain teasers require computations to solve.
A bank customer had $100 in his account. He then made 6 withdrawals, totaling $100. He kept a record of these withdrawals, and the balance remaining in the account, as follows:
Withdrawals........Balance Left $50...................$50 $25...................$25 $10...................$15 $8.....................$7 $5.....................$2 $2.....................$0 ___________________ $100..................$99 When he added up the columns as above, he assumed that he must owe $1 to the bank. Was he right? ## AnswerThere is no reason whatever why the customer's original deposit of $100 should equal the total of the balances left after each withdrawal. The total of withdrawals in the left-hand column must always equal $100, but is purely coincidence that the total of the right-hand column is close to $100.Hide ## What Next?
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