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A quick mind F*_k

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dynamic, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    So, there is an answer to this question, but initially it is a ******* to the mind.

    Three friends have a nice meal together, and the bill is $25

    The three friends pay $10 each, which the waiter gives to the Cashier

    The Cashier hands back $5 to the Waiter

    But the Waiter can't split $5 three ways, so he gives the friends one dollar each and keeps 2 dollars as a tip.

    They all paid $10 and got $1 back. $10-$1 = $9

    There were three of them 3 X $9 = $27

    If they paid $27 and the waiter kept $2: $27+$2=$29

    Where did the other dollar go? $30 - $1 = $29
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They paid $27 total, $2 of which was a tip. The bill was $25.

    $25 + $2 = $27

    There is no $27 + $2. It's $27 - $2 if you want to move the $2 to the other side of the equation.
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  3. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    7 * 13 = 28
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  4. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    Now I am not math wiz but if they waiter gave them back a dollar and the time of day was 12:00pm, wouldn't that mean that the obvious answer would be to subtract the orange from the pear which would leave you with an elephant? Correct me if I am wrong though...
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's the answer I came to, BlackJacket... so it must be correct!
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  6. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    It sat there all along? 3*9 = 27, - $2 the waiter took, so it is $25. I don't see any real problem here.
  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    TOTAL Due: $25.00

    3 ten dollar bills are given (30.00 exchange)
    3, 1 dollar bills are given back

    Total exchange: $27.00

    Subtract $25.00 outstanding house balance

    + $2.00 remainder

    Forward $2.00 remainder value to waitress service (fee)

    Final debit $0.00 (house balance $25.00, waitress balance $2.00, friends balance $1.00 each of a total balance of $3.00; exchange total $30.00)
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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think the best answer is to tip the Waiter $5.
    Keep the change.
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  9. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper Well-Known Member

    Answer is 42.

    It's always 42.
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  10. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

  11. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    No, the answer is always 3.14! :p
  12. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    Wrong, pi(regardless of how you round it) is just utterly wrong. Tau is the new(old) mathematical constant that is always the answer. http://tauday.com/
  13. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    ****, I just divided by Zer...

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