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### 6september2010

Old Classical :The missing dollar (Difficulty Level : Medium)

Three men in a cafe order a meal the total cost of which is \$15. They each contribute \$5. The waiter takes the money to the chef who recognizes the three as friends and asks the waiter to return \$5 to the men.
The waiter is not only poor at mathematics
but dishonest and instead of going to the trouble of splitting the \$5 between the three he simply gives them \$1 each and pockets the remaining \$2 for himself.
Now, each of the men effectively paid \$4, the total paid is therefore \$12. Add the \$2 in the waiters pocket and this comes to \$14.....where has the other \$1 gone from the original \$15?

1. Assume that the bill comes of \$10 n d three frns paid \$3.33 each. Waiter Gives \$1 to each. So Each Frnd got \$4.33. \$4.33*3=12.99=13 n wen we add \$2 of waiter's we get \$13+\$2=\$15

2. I don't get it

3. "each of the men effectively paid \$4, the total paid is therefore \$12" - Here \$12 is for => meal \$10 + Tip to waiter \$2.

Other \$3 they have got back \$1 each.