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### The Missing Dollar

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Date: 03/29/97 at 14:49:10
From: Miloni
Subject: The Missing Dollar

Three men went to a restaurant for dinner and spent \$30, but the
cashier gave the waiter back \$5. The waiter kept \$2 as a tip and gave
\$1 back to each man. Each man winds up paying \$9, or \$9 x 3 = \$27
total. The waiter kept \$2, which is a total of \$29. Where did the
missing \$ go?
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Date: 04/01/97 at 17:33:08
From: Doctor Steven
Subject: Re: The Missing Dollar

The trick lies in the last line.  The sentence "the waiter kept \$2" is
so you don't add it again.  The other 3 dollars was dispersed equally
among the three men.

-Doctor Steven,  The Math Forum
Check out our web site!  http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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