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August 4th, 2019, 10:40 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2019 From: London Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Holiday conundrum!
Please help me with this simple math problem to avoid a potential feud! Family 1 and Family 2 go on holiday together, sharing accommodation. Prior to the holiday the family split the cost of the accommodation equally  Total cost = £1500, each family pay £750. However, Family 2 have an additional bedroom so reimburse Family 1 with £50. Does this mean Family 2 have paid £50 or £100 for the room? Many thanks in advance! 
August 4th, 2019, 11:05 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,529 Thanks: 1389 
each family initially pays £750 family 2 pays £50 to family 1 for extra amenities. family 1 has thus paid £700 for their room and family 2 has paid £800 for their room 
August 4th, 2019, 11:12 AM  #3 
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But has the additional room cost £50 or £100?

August 4th, 2019, 11:23 AM  #4 
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It cost £100, which was initially shared at £50 each. Family 2 then paid Family 1 £50 to buy out their share (presumably because Family 1 didn't use the extra room).


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