Where is the remaining 1$????

India
February 16, 2007 12:41am CST
Three friends went to a hotel. The bill was 75$ Each one contributed 25$ the waiter took the bill to the cashier. The Cashier was happy & decided to give them a discount of 5$ & ask the waiter to return them 5$ Now the waiter was confused. How to distribute 5$ among 3 persons? He kept 2$ in his pocket & give one rupee to each one of the 3 persons. So initially each one had contributed 25$. Now as they are given 1$ back, their contribution reduce to 24$. They all contributed 24$ that is 24x3=72 & 2$ are in the waiters pocket The total becomes 74. But they had paid 75$ Where is the remaining 1$???
2 responses
@RAMPersona (2036)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
this is a trick question. the "remaining 1$" and "rupee to each one" are misleading to the right computation/analysis. $75 - $1 - $1 - $1 ($1 was sent back to each among friends) =$72 =3 friends x $24 ($24 is from $25 minus $1 that was sent back..) then, $72 - $2 ($2 was kept by the waiter) =$70 .which should be the bill in the first place if the $5 discount was credited. "$75 - $5" ?
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
the "$" sign may be replaced by whatever currency.
@tsmeesa98 (576)
• United States
16 Feb 07
By the waiter keeping the $2 then the bill became $72. So then each person got $1 back which = $3 which totals $75.