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    Ok, i know it's not a 'maths' problem. But my maths isn't going well here. I'm probably thinking about this too much, but i'm splitting a bill with someone, which has numerous discounts. It's only petty cash, but it's bugging me! Here it is:
    Call me person A, and my friend person B.

    Item 1 cost £2.50.
    Item 2 cost £2.50.
    Item 3 cost £2.50.
    Item 4 cost £3.50.
    Item 5 cost £3.50.
    Item 6 cost £6.50.

    Item's 1,2+3 were on offer; buy two, get one free.
    Item's 4+5 were also on offer; buy one get one half price.
    There was also a 10% discount offer from everything.

    The items scanned through, but the 10% was taken off before any other discounts were taken off. The other discounts were subtracted from the new total.

    Person A has items: 1,2,4+6.
    Person B has items: 3+5.

    How on Earth do i split this?!
    To help you out, the initial total was £21.00, and the payed amount was £14.65.
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    Look at the receipt, add together the costs of item 1,2,4+6 and Person A pays that. Then do the same for items 3+5 then person B pays that.
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    the split price in my opinion would be roughly £8.50 if you are doing tips and £7.35 if not

    just split down the middle unless there was a ridiculous difference in price that's what id do..

    oh wait u know who had what in which case pay for what you bought
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    Id say person B pays 5.00! Person A pays the rest, purely because person B is getting the result of person A spending money on item 1 and 2 so they should pay 2.00 of 5.00 for item 1 and 2 and then 3.00 for item 5 saving 50 p and helping the person A!
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    (Original post by hazelnut1)
    Id say person B pays 5.00! Person A pays the rest, purely because person B is getting the result of person A spending money on item 1 and 2 so they should pay 2.00 of 5.00 for item 1 and 2 and then 3.00 for item 5 saving 50 p and helping the person A!
    Yeh, I agree with that. But i want to know what the precise results are, just because i'm sad and it's bugging me
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    (Original post by AaronT)
    Ok, i know it's not a 'maths' problem. But my maths isn't going well here. I'm probably thinking about this too much, but i'm splitting a bill with someone, which has numerous discounts. It's only petty cash, but it's bugging me! Here it is:
    Call me person A, and my friend person B.

    Item 1 cost £2.50.
    Item 2 cost £2.50.
    Item 3 cost £2.50.
    Item 4 cost £3.50.
    Item 5 cost £3.50.
    Item 6 cost £6.50.

    Item's 1,2+3 were on offer; buy two, get one free.
    Item's 4+5 were also on offer; buy one get one half price.
    There was also a 10% discount offer from everything.

    The items scanned through, but the 10% was taken off before any other discounts were taken off. The other discounts were subtracted from the new total.

    Person A has items: 1,2,4+6.
    Person B has items: 3+5.

    How on Earth do i split this?!
    To help you out, the initial total was £21.00, and the payed amount was £14.65.
    Well Items 1, 2 and 3 were £4.50 altogether from what you've said, so £1.50 each.

    Items 4/5 Were £2.36 each

    i.e.

    Person B pays £1.50 + £2.36 = £3.86

    Person A pays the rest. Done.
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    Items 4/5 Were £2.36 each
    I thought:
    ((£3.50+£3.50)-0.5*£3.50)/2=£2.88
    £2.88 would then be the price for items 4 or 5?
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    (Original post by AaronT)
    I thought:
    ((£3.50+£3.50)-0.5*£3.50)/2=£2.88
    £2.88 would then be the price for items 4 or 5?
    You said all items had a 10% discount before any other discount?

    So £3.15*1.5/2 = £2.3625
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    You said all items had a 10% discount before any other discount?

    So £3.15*1.5/2 = £2.3625
    You are correct. I'm resigning to the fact i need sleep. Cheers dude.
 
 
 
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