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August 4th, 2019, 10:40 AM   #1
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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!
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August 4th, 2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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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
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But has the additional room cost £50 or £100?
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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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