#1
Ok, so 3 guys go to a restaurant, each one pays 10 dollars for a meal, totaling 30 dollars. The manager informs the waiter that they get a group discount, and they get 5 dollars back. The waiter gives each of them a dollar, but is greedy and keeps the last two for himself.

So each guy paid 9 dollars after getting their dollar back, and the waiter kept two.

9+9+9+2=29

Where is the last dollar?
#2
omgz! the two she kept wa already counted in the 9 each payed!
Last edited by guitar? at Feb 8, 2007,
#3
but the waiter gave them three dollars back not two

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#4
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but the waiter gave them three dollars back not two


He kept 2 for himself.
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but the waiter gave them three dollars back not two

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#12
1. Paid $30 ... $30
2. Got $5 back ... $25
3. Given $3 ... $28
4. Waiter Pockets $2 ... $30

Ignore the $9 part.

Edit... too late.
#13
wow.. mind boggeling that one..


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#14
well if they get a 5 dollar discount, that means 25 dollars they get 3 back thats 28 dollars the waiter kept two
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#15
Quote by kr580
1. Paid $30 ... $30
2. Got $5 back ... $25
3. Given $3 ... $28
4. Waiter Pockets $2 ... $30

Ignore the $9 part.

Edit... too late.

you are suppose to solve it the way the riddle is setup. the probelm its the riddle sets up the math wrong. so the riddle can go die.
#16
Quote by guitar?
the two he kept was already counted in the 9 each payed!

Fixed.
#17
thas stupid. cos. the 9+9+9 includes the money the waiter kept. so why add it on again? when its actually the money that was given back iv taken away from the 30? ur actually just wrong.
#18
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you are suppose to solve it the way the riddle is setup. the probelm its the riddle sets up the math wrong. so the riddle can go die.


No, the $9 thing is to throw you off.
#19
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you are suppose to solve it the way the riddle is setup. the probelm its the riddle sets up the math wrong. so the riddle can go die.

I'm supposed to solve it... doesn't matter how I do it, as long as I come up with the answer
#21
30-5=25+3=28 waiter keeps the $2
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#22
I'd've said were actually
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#24
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After the $5 was taken from the till, $25 was left in. The waiter kept 2$ for himself and gave the 3$ back to the customers.

Exactly. Meaning it would look more like this:

8.33+8.33+8.33+3+2=30

Because each man paid 1/3 of the $25, which is $8.33, then each got a dollar, then the waiter took $2.

..and because of rounding, someone would have to chip in an extra penny.
#25
You have a castle with a 16 foot wide moat around it. There is a drawbridge, but they sure as hell aren't going to let it down for you. There are crocodiles in the water, so you can't swim it. All you have is a 10 foot board and a 5 foot board. How are you going to cross?

("swim fast" and "fill the moat with dead babies" aren't correct).

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#26
Its a paradox not a riddle but yeah, the dollar didn't go anywhere
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You have a castle with a 16 foot wide moat around it. There is a drawbridge, but they sure as hell aren't going to let it down for you. There are crocodiles in the water, so you can't swim it. All you have is a 10 foot board and a 5 foot board. How are you going to cross?

("swim fast" and "fill the moat with dead babies" aren't correct).

Meh, this one sucks without a picture :p

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#28
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Its a paradox not a riddle but yeah, the dollar didn't go anywhere

i dontthink you know what paradox means, this is a pardox

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#29
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i dontthink you know what paradox means, this is a pardox

"this statement is a lie"

A paradox is a contradictory statement, which the thread "riddle" was. The answer contradicted the expected result, hence a paradox.
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