Where's the missing dollar?

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You saw a Ken Griffey rookie baseball card for $97. They're worth way more.

You didn't have the cash, so you borrowed $50 from your sister and $50 from your brother.

$50 + $50 = $100

You bought the shirt, and have $3 change left.

You gave your sister $1 and your brother $1 and kept the other $1 for yourself. Now you owe your sister $49 and your brother $49.

$49 + $49 = $98 + your $1 = $99

Where is the missing $1 ?​
 

T Lo Sweater

formerly troyd
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Joined Dec 14, 2011
its not missing. bro and sis have 1. u give them 49 each and they have their 50 back

this problem is old
 
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Joined Mar 28, 2004
technically you only owe $48.50 if you didn't spend the $1 you kept

the dollar you kept is still theirs
 
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