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3 business men go to lunch. The cost of the meal for all 3 of them comes to £25. They each pay £10 The waiter brings them the change in 5 x £1 coins. All 3 of them take £1 each and give a £2 tip t… Read More
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
3 business men go to lunch.
The cost of the meal for all 3 of them comes to £25.
They each pay £10
The waiter brings them the change in 5 x £1 coins.
All 3 of them take £1 each and give a £2 tip to the waiter.
So if they have paid £10 each and each get £1 back, They have paid £9 each, that is £9 x 3 = £27.
£2 has gone to the waiter.
£27 + £2 = £29....where has the other £1 gone????
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
this is old its just a mathamatical anomally
#2
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]gosh!!
where did it go??[/COLOR]
#3
i dont understand there is no anomaly things dont just dissapear
#4
you're doing the maths the wrong way round. they give £10 each. Then you take away the money they gave the waiter. Then you take their £1 each

10x3 = 30
30-2 = 28
28-(1x3) = 25
#5
i posted a similar one a while back lol, they are mind boggling
#6
If you work it out correctly they each pay £9.3333 recurring, not £9 so there is no missing quid
#7
£27 + £2 = £29....where has the other £1 gone????

It rolled under the table :w00t:
#8
[COLOR="Purple"]They've paid £9 each, that's £27 in total, £25 for the meal, £2 for the tip - nothing missing![/COLOR]
#9
yer worked it out now
#10
kungfu
If you work it out correctly they each pay £9.3333 recurring, not £9 so there is no missing quid
[COLOR="Purple"]Er no - if they pay £10 each and get £1 change, that's £9 each![/COLOR]
#11
They each paid £9.00.
3 * 9 = £27.00.
Meal cost "25.00.

£27.00 - £25.00 = £2.00 which the waiter got.
#12
if they paid £30 and need a £5 refund then the 5 £1 coins would be coin 26 27 28 29 30

26 given to man 1

27 given to man 2

28 given to man 3

leaves 29 and 30 as tip =£2

so all accounted for
#13
hooray! there is no missing money after all
#14
fireheaven
It rolled under the table :w00t:

Seems plausible. Either that, or one of the 3 men isn't as trust-worthy as they all think, and actually took £2 back rather than £1 :x
#15
trick question
#16
tea-towel
Seems plausible. Either that, or one of the 3 men isn't as trust-worthy as they all think, and actually took £2 back rather than £1 :x

Men are never trustworthy :roll:
#17
loupomm
i posted a similar one a while back lol, they are mind boggling

i remember ur one
#18
Was it by any chance a restaurant in Liverpool? If so the waiter took the extra quid.

Or if it was in Central London they've added a sneaky £1 service charge to the bill :p
#19
A lunch for 3 for just 25 quid? - now that is a hot deal :thumbsup: