# The Missing Dollar Riddle - 3 Men in a Restaurant

This is one of the most puzzling riddles in history. Even when you know the answer, it still leaves you feeling a little confused.

The story goes like this ...

## The Missing Dollar ...

Three men went to have lunch in a restaurant. They ordered their meal, and the total charge came to $30. Each man paid $10.

However, the restaurant manager realised that he had overcharged them by $5, so he asked the waiter to return the $5 to them.

Unfortunately, the waiter was dishonest, and thinking that $5 could not be divided by three, he pocketed $2 and gave each man just $1 back.

Therefore, the men actually paid $9 each, or a total of $27 for the meal.

Add to that the $2 that the waiter kept, and that totals $29.

So ........ what happened to the missing dollar?

## Answer Below ... Don't Peek!!

## The Answer

The cost of the meal was $30 less $5 = $25. The three men paid a total of $27 (3 x $9) ... $25 for the meal and $2 for the waiter. The confusion comes from mistakenly adding $27 and $2 and getting the meaningless figure of $29.

Still confused? You are not alone!

## More by this Author

- 30
What is an appendix? What does it do in the human body? Here is a simple explanation of the strange little part of your body called the appendix.

- 1
Once upon a time there lived a king who wanted to find an advisor who would help him with all the major decisions and solve difficult problems in the kingdom. 'Advisor to the King' was a very prestigious and lucrative...

- 0
Looking for 50th birthday gift ideas especially for a woman? Help her feel cherished for this milestone birthday celebration with these personalized gift ideas.

## Comments 3 comments

Ah, this I know already, but thanks for posting such stuff!

good work...