Ramen-babu borrowed Rs. 250/- from his wife during the last few days of the month. The lady gave the amount to her husband without much ado. Next month, Ramen-babu again sought Rs. 250/- from his wife during the last week of the month. This time also, his wife paid the amount but said to Ramen-babu that he would have to return the amount the next month. Ramen-babu agreed.

Next month, Ramen-babu asked his wife: " Dear, how much do I have to return?". She calculated and said: "Can't you calculate? You have to return Rs. 4100/-". Ramen-babu almost fainted in shock, but somehow he controlled himself and asked: "How?"

His wife showed the calculation-sheet:

250
+
250
-------
4100

She further explained her calculation very lucidly to her husband: " 2+2=4, 5+5=10, 0+0=0; Total-4100"

Poor Ramen-babu absorbed the shock and paid his wife a note of Rs. 100/-. Then he told her: "I have paid you Rs. 100/-. So, now I am required to pay Rs. 4/-, isn't it?". His wife agreed. Ramen-babu took out his purse and gave his wife two coins of Rs. 2/-. His wife was satisfied. She said: "Okay, you have paid the full amount."

In the evening, Ramen-babu took his wife to the market and both enjoyed consuming golgoppa/panipuri.
• Very interesting calculation. As the lady did not know to add or may be pretending to do so, Ramen Babu also did the same way and interpreted 4100 as 4 in coins and 100 in a note form. As the lady did not object, it is clear that she took it on the face value or pretended to do so in line with her earlier behaviour.
Knowledge is power.

• Very interesting. This addition will be useful when we clear our debts as explained by the author in his posting. As the model is suggested by the lady she was to keep silent and accept the addition made by her husband. I think he is a lucky guy. Good to read and enjoy the fun.
drrao
always confident

• What is there to learn from the lady? Both the wife and husband are wrong. If this thread is raised for fun, it failed to do so. These types of mathematics bloopers are making rounds on Whatsapp.
" Be Good and Do Good "

• Maybe some people are not very happy to observe the simple and uncomplicated calculation of Ramen-babu's wife and their happy and uncomplicated married life!
(a) Those who have forgotten Noakhali, how can they protest Sandeshkhali?
(b) Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. ---------- Salvador Dali

• Whatever the case it might be in terms of calculation, Ramen - babu is lucky enough to have got such an innocent pair and in that sense many of us are not lucky to that extent. Pure love does not know how to calculate sums. In practical life we have seen how quarrels develop in the matrimonial life due to the egoistic nature of both claiming each other of their super intelligence. In that respect, the case of Ramen - babu is somewhat different.

• This thread is clearly put in the category of amusement and I personally enjoyed the humour in it! Once in a while, it is good to let our hair down and have some light-hearted moments in our forum, no matter if this thread contains a mathematical blooper.

When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

• When a husband getting ready for his office, his wife asked him some money to grocery purchase. He gave her 2500 rupees. She replied, it was not enough. He immediately told, 'I have this much only, please make up with this money'. Evening husband came back from his office, wife opened the door by dressed well, gave him a cup of coffee and told him, "okay we will go for shopping for grocery". He asked with shock, 'I gave you some money this morning for that?" She replied coolly, 'you gave that money for my make up, so I did". Husband fainted.

• As usual good jokes by Ramachandran Pattabhiraman. I always like his jokes which elicit smiles on the faces of the readers.
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• I like the joke shared by Ramachandran Sir. His joke is very much relevant to this particular thread.
(a) Those who have forgotten Noakhali, how can they protest Sandeshkhali?
(b) Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. ---------- Salvador Dali

• This does seem funny; when I saw the heading, I thought it was some form of learning mathematics but scrolling down, I realised how much amusing it is. For the students who once were weak in Mathematics and did have problems while solving it, this joke seems more relatable.
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