### Re: help required splitting a shared utility bill...

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**Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:37 pm**Just to make sure i was getting the same results as the guys in the first puzzle, i gave it a go and got pretty much the same answers. But i did it slightly differently which makes me question whether I've got this one right or not.... Anyways here it goes. (Assuming that Mr. D, Miss. S, lived at the same time, and when Mr. Z lived there, all three lived in the house at the same time... I think that's right)

Right, so i took $522.06 and divided it by the number of days which was 89, giving 5.86584.... 5.87 rounded.

5.87 * 41 = 240.49955.... Then divided that by 3, giving 80.1665... 80.17 rounded.

So as it stands,

Mr. D - 80.17 - 48days remaining

Miss. S - 80.17 - 48days remaining

Mr. Z - 80.17 - 0days remaining

I then took 5.87 * 48 = 281.5604.... then divided by 2, giving 140.7802.... 140.78 rounded.

I then added this to the 80.17's and was left with this...

Mr. D - 220.95

Miss. S - 220.95

Mr. Z - 80.17 + the 17.95 from the previous bill.

I wouldn't take my sums for it though until there's a second calculation.

Right, so i took $522.06 and divided it by the number of days which was 89, giving 5.86584.... 5.87 rounded.

5.87 * 41 = 240.49955.... Then divided that by 3, giving 80.1665... 80.17 rounded.

So as it stands,

Mr. D - 80.17 - 48days remaining

Miss. S - 80.17 - 48days remaining

Mr. Z - 80.17 - 0days remaining

I then took 5.87 * 48 = 281.5604.... then divided by 2, giving 140.7802.... 140.78 rounded.

I then added this to the 80.17's and was left with this...

Mr. D - 220.95

Miss. S - 220.95

Mr. Z - 80.17 + the 17.95 from the previous bill.

I wouldn't take my sums for it though until there's a second calculation.