## Grazes 3 years ago Three friends have a nice meal together, and the bill is \$25 The three friends pay \$10 each, which the waiter gives to the Cashier The Cashier hands back \$5 to the Waiter But the Waiter can't split \$5 three ways, so he gives the friends one dollar each and keeps 2 dollars as a tip. They all paid \$10 and got \$1 back. \$10-\$1 = \$9 There were three of them 3 X \$9 = \$27 If they paid \$27 and the waiter kept \$2: \$27+\$2=\$29 Where did the other dollar go? \$30 - \$1 = \$29

1. Grazes

I'm having a bit of trouble getting this riddle. Help, please.

2. LolWolf

All right. The correct expression does *not* in fact lie directly in the problem, because the latter part does not use the expression. It's not So, we know that they all paid \$27, but the waiter received \$2 **Of The \$27**, so, adding \$27 to \$2 is non-sensical, since it should actually be a subtraction (I mean, the waiter, I don't think, paid anything).

3. jim_thompson5910

Yes that 2 is part of the 27 since 25+5 = 30 25 + 2 + 3 = 30 The 25 is the actual bill, the 2 is part of the amount the three friends paid (9*3 = 27) and the 3 is the change that went back to the three friends (to make them pay \$9 each instead of \$10 each)