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Old puzzle but a good one........... Three friends share a meal at a restaurant. The bill comes to £30 They divide it equally, paying ten pounds each. But the waiter realises he's made … Read More
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Old puzzle but a good one...........

Three friends share a meal at a restaurant.

The bill comes to £30

They divide it equally, paying ten pounds each.

But the waiter realises he's made a mistake and should have charged £25.

He gives the friends five pounds back .

They decide to take one pound each and give the waiter a £2 tip

So, each person ends up paying £9 and the waiter keeps £2, making £29 in total.

What happened to the missing £1?
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
#2
They have in fact paid £8.33 each, paid 0.67 each to the waiter making £27 and they each have a £1 each to go home that is £30.
#3
whoops...:oops:
banned#4
Usha Rocks
They have in fact paid £8.33 each, paid 0.67 each to the waiter making £27 and they each have a £1 each to go home that is £30.

they only gave the waiter £2:?
#5
They paid 27 including tip, which is nine quid each and then kept a quid each. That's thirty.
uMMM... time for bed before my head explodes..
#6
This is VERY simple.

The part which screws it all up for the reader is that they pay together .... so 30/3=10 each but receive the £1 individually with the £2 going walkies as a cherry on top.

They pay together and get back £5 ... which should be returned jointly so they should really get back 1.66 each making them having paid 8.33 (NOT £9!!)

And then obviously 25 they paid ... £1 each (but actually they paid 8,66 each) and thats 8 .... and £2 as tip.

SORTED
#7
or put it this way, they have each paid £9 and they have kept £3 change.
The £2 they gave the waiter was already in the £9 that they paid, you can't count that twice.
The £27 is made up of £25 restaurant and £2 to the waiter.
#8
sassie;1796465
they only gave the waiter £2:?

£0.67 x 3 is £2.01
or £0.6666666666 x3
£25 paid plus £2 to the waiter is £27 and they went home with £3 change.
#9
Cyrus;1796469
This is VERY simple.

The part which screws it all up for the reader is that they pay together .... so 30/3=10 each but receive the £1 individually with the £2 going walkies as a cherry on top.

They pay together and get back £5 ... which should be returned jointly so they should really get back 1.66 each making them having paid 8.33 (NOT £9!!)

They give 67p to the waiter making £9 so people can't count the £2 twice.
#10
Usha Rocks;1796457
They have in fact paid £8.33 each, paid 0.67 each to the waiter making £27 and they each have a £1 each to go home that is £30.

I know what you mean but that explanation is confusing. Stick to findin out whats wrong with my motor :-D
#11
Usha Rocks;1796493
They give 67p to the waiter making £9 so people can't count the £2 twice.

Tamaytoes tamahtoes
Same thing mate ... but from other perspective.