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## \$99

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 Puzzle ID: #2102 Fun: (2.33) Difficulty: (1.69) Category: Math Submitted By: ChemicalBoy08 Corrected By: rose_rox

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?

There 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.
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