I entered a store and spent one-half of the money that was in my wallet. When I came out I found that I had just as many paise as I had rupees and half as many rupees as I had paise when I went in.
How much money did I have with me when I entered the store ?
( Given: 1 Rupee = 100 Paise ).
(In reply to re: A different interpretation
by Ravi Raja)
Perhaps what's confusing the issue is TomM's totaling of the value. The first additional solution proposed is 198 1-rupee notes, and 196 paise in coins going into the store, and when you came out you had 196/2 = 98 1-rupee notes, and 198 paise in coins, and in the process the total value had changed from 199.96 to 99.98, satisfying the criterion that you had spent half your money.
Posted by Charlie
on 2003-03-17 03:45:11