# Missing Pound Puzzle

Found 29th Mar 2008

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?

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?

they only gave the waiter £2:?

uMMM... time for bed before my head explodes..

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

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.

£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.

They give 67p to the waiter making £9 so people can't count the £2 twice.

I know what you mean but that explanation is confusing. Stick to findin out whats wrong with my motor :-D

Tamaytoes tamahtoes

Same thing mate ... but from other perspective.

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