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A bit of a mind bender...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by sneak, May 15, 2004.

  1. sneak

    sneak Guest

    (please bear in mind im using eglish £ here as it was how i was told).

    3 friends go to a restaurant for a meal. At the end, the waitress says the bill will be £30. So split between 3 ways, that means each person pays £10.

    The waitress goes to the till and lo and behold, theres been a mistake. the bill should have been £25. Being a sly chief, she takes £2 out of the £5 change and gives each customer £1. effectivley meaning that each customer paid £9 for their meal.

    Now, if 9 x 3 = 27
    + 2 (the money the waitress took)

    and you get £29.
    Where did the other pound go?
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  3. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    no they all paid 10 dollars.
    it cost 25 dollars, she kept 2 dollars, and gave them 3 dollars.
    they all paid ten dollars.
  4. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    the busboy snagged the last dollar (pound?)

    I dunno, I can't figure this one out what not with inflation and the crazy exchange rates these days.

    I like to think it ended up in someones' soup
  5. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28
    that 9x3=27 shit is there to throw your mind off. just look at the real numbers. 30 to start, came to 25, 5 dollar change, she took 2, gave them 3, total is 30.
  6. KYU

    KYU Member

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    why did she keep the 2? she should have given them each 1.67 back with 1 cent earned
  7. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    *raises hand*

    whats a battle?
  8. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    ^^thats the answer right there.......nice job ctrl+alt+del...
  9. sneak

    sneak Guest

    it took me a LONG time to realise whats up!
    props for getting it sooner than me c+a+d
  10. JohnnyHorton

    JohnnyHorton Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 2,201 Likes Received: 0
    I don't think this was the first time 12oz saw this problem...
    I seem to remember a thread with a very similar problem ... just worded differently
  11. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    What kind of eatery was it? If it was a tittie bar it could be in her panties? :eek:
  12. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Totally off the subject, but i just saw Van Helsing.. holy shit did that film suck.. hgoesntly, just fell the fuck off about 2 minutes after the film started.
  13. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    I thought it would.