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    I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to these things, so trying to figure this out gave me a headache.
    I am sure though, that someone can explain it to me in this forum.
    If this is a repeat post, I apologize.


    Three friends have a nice meal together, and the bill is $25

    The three friends pay $10 each, which the waiter gives to the Cashier

    The Cashier hands back $5 to the Waiter

    But the Waiter can't split $5 three ways, so he gives the friends one dollar each and keeps 2 dollars as a tip.

    They all paid $10 and got $1 back. $10-$1 = $9

    There were three of them 3 X $9 = $27

    If they paid $27 and the waiter kept $2: $27+$2=$29

    Where did the other dollar go? $30 - $1 = $29

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    Quote Originally Posted by stans View Post
    Where did the other dollar go? $30 - $1 = $29
    That is the trick line. The $30 is only there to confuse you.
    $30 less 3 x $1 = $27, less $2 tip = $25 - the cost of the meal.

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    Good one. I can pose these puzzles to the kids when we have dinner together. Thanks for the nice one

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    Well I appreciate the explanation it had me going. Thanks

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    I like this, the missus won't though. This has great potential to confuse 'er for hours!!

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    Your "missus" shouldn't be the only one confuzzled I'll give the ole "mister" a shot at this

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