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    Unhappy Where did it go??

    Ok a bit of a puzzle for you - well not really a puzzle just something to pickle ur head

    right 3 lil old ladies go out for lunch lil old lady A has a 5 note, lil old lady B has a 5 note as well and lil old lady C has 5 1 coins.

    After they have had their lunch they ask for the bill and the waitor tells them it is 15 - but after leaving them to settle it the waitor bumps into the boss who tells him to give them OAP discount of 5 - but feeling a lil greedy the waitor decides not to tell them and to simply keep the other 5 for himself.....

    Each lil old lady pays a fiver for lunch to the waitor and he goes to put it in the till. But on the way there he feels bad towards the 3 ladies and decides to give them some money back - he gives each back 1 puts 10 in the till and pockets the other 2

    When asked later how much lunch cost them the 3 lil old ladies reply 4 as they each paid 5 and got a 1 back - so that means altogether they paid 12 add that to the 2 the waitor kept and you have 14

    What happened to the other 1!?!?!?

    v_Ln

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    he gives each back 1 puts 10 in the till and pockets the other 2
    So three $'s would be givin back. $10 in his pocket (that means 13 so far) then pockets $2, for a total of 15.

    Therefor ...he kept only $12. The ladies have $3 to spend.
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    Why are you adding the 2 that the waiter kept... Your supposed to subtract it... Since he took it its 12-2= 10 and 15-10= the extra 5 that he took from them in the first place... If you need an explnation ill post it here later

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    Actually, lunch costed them 3.33. 15-5 = 10, 10 divided by 3 is not 4. That's what they THINK they paid, but .66x3 went to the waiter.
    I wish to express my gratitude to the people of Italy. Thank you for inventing pizza.

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    He gave them back 1 remember.. So that makes it 3x4 which is 12, you subtract what the waiter took.... Add the original 5 he took and you get their 15

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    yeah same way i worked it out - but when i saw it for the first time it had me shaking my head in confussion

    v_Ln

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    euh, yeah, that's what I'm saying
    I wish to express my gratitude to the people of Italy. Thank you for inventing pizza.

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    LOL I just got it... Sorry Guus

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