# WHERE THE ONE RUPEE GONE?

@zubair439 (3185)
India
November 4, 2006 5:57am CST
Hi, Three friends went to a hotel. The bill was Rs 75/- Each one contributed Rs.25/-. The waiter took the bill to the Cashier. The cashier was happy & gave them a discount of Rs.5/- & the waiter returned them Rs.5/-. Out of that, they took one rupee each and gave the waiter a tip of Rs 2.. So initially each one had contributed Rs.25. Now as they got 1 rupee back, their contribution reduces to Rs 24. They all contributed a total of 24x3=72 & 2 rupees are in the waiter's pocket. The total becomes 74. But they Had paid Rs 75. Where is the remaining 1 rupee?????????
6 responses
@swarn47 (1706)
• India
13 Nov 06
Please calculate it this way. They paid 70 Rupees in reality. They got 3 rupees back and gave two rupees to waiter. Thus the total comes out to be 75 Rupees. There is a factor of illusion in the question in the way u r presenting it. You will find this illusion in many mathematical problems. So to get the right answer, it is better to avoid the illusionary factor.
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@zubair439 (3185)
• India
14 Nov 06
yes,u r right,but presence of factor of illusion is maths...if the factor of illusion will be absent then it will be no called as maths..,thanks for the response...+ for u..
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
The waiter got the extra rupee. He was one of the 3 friends.
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
14 Nov 06
they paid two rupees as waiter tip,3 rs is with the cashier as dicount...nice try.,thanks for the response..
• India
14 Nov 06
hmmmmmmmmmmmm quite an interesting question actually this ques is based on illusions
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
14 Nov 06
yes,thats what i m saying...can u tell where the one rupee gone ??thanks for the response..
• India
12 Nov 06
Simple Cashier got the one Rupee... because 24 + 24 + 24 2 Rs waiter 1 Rs Cashier = 75/-
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
13 Nov 06
they paid 25+25+25=75 to cashier...and they got discount of rs 5/-...
@tjmoola (1861)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Hmm, that sounds like math. I hate math..
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
13 Nov 06
i think u should learn maths ,its easy and helpful in future,thanks for response..
@vinod4net (628)
• India
13 Dec 06
they paid 75 rs (25*3), they they were returned 5 rs so individual contri should be (75-5)/3 = 23.33, then they got 1 rs each , so each share is 24.33 and full contribution will be 24.33*3 = 73, and 2 rs is with waiter, so total 75.