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 07-15-2006 #1 boogerthe2nd Guest   Posts: n/a The Puzzle of the Missing Dollar This is a problem I found in a maths text book: Three men had lunch in a busy restaurant. When it came time to pay their bill, each of the men gave to the waiter a ten-dollar note. Thus the waiter recieved \$30 altogether. But when the waiter added up the bill, he found it only came to \$25. Knowing that \$5 would not divide among the three men evenly, the waiter decided to give each of the men \$1 change and put the remaining \$2 in his pocket. Now it appears that each of the men have paid \$9 for their meal, and the waiter has \$2; a total of \$29. Where is the missing dollar? I couldn't find the answer to this one in the book , so I don't know the definite answer. zzz.. I posted this in the wrong forum before

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