Benny and Jimmy are buying 10 lbs of fish @ $10/lb, therefore the fisherman would get $100. But they want the fish cut in half because Benny wants the heads and Jimmy wants the just the body. the head section is worth only $3/lb while the body is worth $7/lb so Benny would pay 5 lbs x $3 = $15 and Jimmy would pay 5 lbs x $7 = $35 so all told, they pay $50 but where did the other $50 go?

They are getting 10lbs of fish. 10lbs @ 3/lb = 30 and 10lbs @ 7/lb = 70 therefore 100 dollars. The other fifty would be for the other 5lbs of fish.

That’s not quite it, but you’re on the right track.

Keep trying.

They did not pay for 10lbs of fish but 10lbs of fish parts. Benny paid for 5lbs of heads and Jimmy paid for 5lbs of bodies. Heads are 3$/lbs and bodies are 7$/lbs the total comes out to be 50$ this is so because you will get more heads then you would bodies so there is not 10lbs of fish but of parts so the other 50$ is not in the question

No, that’s not it. Keep trying.

There’s something fishy about the listed pricing:$10/lb of fish does not mean $3/lb for the head and $7/lb for the body

In fact:

A- $10/lb of fish => $14/lb for the body and $6/lb for the head

(Total money for 10 lb of fish $100 = $70 +$30)

B- $7/lb for the body and $3/lb for the head => $5/lb of fish

(Total money for 10 lb of fish $50 = $35 + $15)

Explanation:

If a fish is 1 lb and is divided in half into a head (1/2 lb) and a body (1/2 lb)

A- If $10/lb for the fish is the price set by the fisherman:

=> the body costs $7 for 1/2 lb ($14/lb not $7/lb)

=> the head costs $3 for 1/2 lb ($6/lb not $3/lb)

=> they should pay in total $100: Benny $30 and Jimmy $70

B- If the set pricing is $7/lb for body and $3/lb for head:

=> A 1 lb fish will actually cost $7/2 +$3/2 = $5/lb (not $10/lb)

=> they should pay in total $50: Benny $15 and Jimmy $35

You are correct.

The fisherman unwittingly gave them a 50% discount by having their prices total 10 per 2 lb when purchased as heads and bodies rather than as whole fish. The prices should have been 6/lb for heads and 14/lb for bodies.

Great job, you’re today’s winner.

This fish riddle was tough, I love the title though haha. Want to check out another fish riddle I found that I think you’d like: 10 Fish In A Tank Riddle