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Mind confuser Question

  1. desisexybaby profile image51
    desisexybabyposted 8 years ago

    Three Boys go to dinner . Bills was  75 dollar  . each friend paid 25 , 25 , 25 dollar to witer               
    Manger give them 5 dollars as a  concession

    Witer keep 2 dollar himself and   Returned  1 , 1 , 1 dollar to each boy    them   Each Boy paid 24 dollar

    Ans = 24+24+24 = 72 + witer 2 = 74     

    Where is 1 dollar find it?

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bill has it.

  2. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    $70/3friends= $23.3333 + $1each boy=24.3333x3boys=$72.9+$2Witer= $75

    After the $5 was returned the Bill was essentially $70.

  3. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    When the manager gave back the $5 it turned the bill from being $75 to being $70.  $70 divided by the 3 people who paid equals 23.33333 (etc.).  Each diner paid 23.33 (after rounding).  $23.33 times 3 equals $69.99, leaving 1 cent toward the food and the $2.00 that the waiter got.  $2.01 divided by 3 equals 67 cents (paid by each of the diners).  23.33 plus .67 comes to the $24 that each paid.

    (Now, I'm guessing I may learn that this was a trick question and all that figuring was for naught.....    lol  )

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Any way you look at it, the waiter got stiffed on the tip.

    But yes, the key is realizing that the  total bill is $70 after the manager's discount-- but the waiter, because he didn't have a convenient way to divide the $5 refund by three people, only gave them $3 of the discount -- making their total bill $72. The restaurant got $70-- waiter got $2.
    I think.

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    The original bill was 80$-2=78
    each still paid 25$ the bill split 3 ways was 26 each got a buck back so each paid 25$ smile total bill 75

  6. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I knew there was a trick involved here (but I am secure enough to be make myself look like a fool in public)  lol   lol

    (and yet the real question remains:  What's with the crappy tip on an $80 bill that got turned into a $75 bill?   lol  )

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, cheap arses! lol

  7. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    My head hurts.