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

After the $5 was returned the Bill was essentially $70.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..... )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.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$ total bill 75I knew there was a trick involved here (but I am secure enough to be make myself look like a fool in public)

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

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