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    A Riddle.............

    Right then....
    3 people have a meal coming to £30 so they split the bill 3 ways, all throwing £10 in each.
    a few minutes later the waiter comes back sayin "sorry but we have overcharged you, the bill only came to £25".
    on this they all take £1 back out of the change and give the waiter £2 for a tip
    meaning they have all paid £9 for there meals and the waiter has £2

    9+9+9=27 plus the 2 off the waiter is 29

    wheres the other pound gone...:?

    Sorry if this has been posted before............

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    It has and there where some very cleaver answers.

    Yeah it has been posted before - good though.

    Original Poster

    stora

    It has and there where some very cleaver answers.


    Can't wait for them cos its doing my head in.:)

    Original Poster

    Me and my oh have actually sat with real cash and tried it out. It is very good.:thumbsup:

    What other pound? £25 + £2 is £27.

    £30 less £3 is £27

    Not exactly a riddle.

    Aggy

    What other pound? £25 + £2 is £27.£30 less £3 is £27Not exactly a riddle.


    But the tip is only £2...

    sadiebabes

    But the tip is only £2...



    Yes they gave him the £2 they didn't take back. Or two people gave the waiter £1 each and one cheapskate didn't, and they over paid for the meal. Am I missing something? :thinking:

    Original Poster

    The waiter refunded £5.00 back to the diners. Each of the 3 was given £1. The waiter then kept £2 for himself. Each diner spent a total of £10 less the refunded £1 making it £9 x 3 which equals £27, the waiter had £2. Where is that other blo++++dy pound then:?

    marshallka

    The waiter refunded £5.00 back to the diners. Each of the 3 was given £1. … The waiter refunded £5.00 back to the diners. Each of the 3 was given £1. The waiter then kept £2 for himself. Each diner spent a total of £10 less the refunded £1 making it £9 x 3 which equals £27, the waiter had £2. Where is that other blo++++dy pound then:?



    Lol, no, he didn't, they took £1 each. Thats £3 not £5. The waiter is then left with £2. 3+2 = 5

    there isnt a missing pound the meal came to £25 £1 each went back to the diners and £2 was a tip

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    Aggy, all I can think of is 3 Butter Chickens:giggle:

    Prissymiss

    Aggy, all I can think of is 3 Butter Chickens:giggle:



    2 nosey inlaws and a totally insufficent dowery!

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    Aggy

    2 nosey inlaws and a totally insufficent dowery!



    Me and the neighbours kids are all going around singing it now.

    Very well made but its the way they say butter chicken that gets me. I showed it to some friends who are Indian and they loved it.

    Original Poster

    Aggy

    Lol, no, he didn't, they took £1 each. Thats £3 not £5. The waiter is th … Lol, no, he didn't, they took £1 each. Thats £3 not £5. The waiter is then left with £2. 3+2 = 5


    ok...............it is late. I think i need some brain sleep...:giggle:

    the meal itself and the tip came to £27

    £3 went back in the peeps pockets
    no missing money

    It all depends on how you add it up, if this *is* a riddle or not

    £10 x 3 = £30
    £1 x 3 =£3 refunded
    £2 x 1 = £2 tip

    That makes £25 for meal, £3 refund + £2 tip = £30

    You need to forget the £9 x 3 concept cos, it is £30 initially paid, effectually £5 refunded, divided as £3 refunded, £2 tip. The refunded amount of £1 each, makes for the £9 paid per meal.

    Banned

    What about Quidco???:giggle:

    nah if it was quidco u'd eat it for free and they'd give you some money to eat there

    Bad maths isn't new!

    13 times 7 equals 28 and I can prove it!

    youtube.com/wat…R=1

    fantastic
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