The Missing DollarDate: 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? 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 misleading. The waiter's tip is already calculated into the $27 bill, 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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