# A quick mind F*_k

#### 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

#### Jake Bunce

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

#### BlackJacket

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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

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...

#### Chris D

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Staff member
That's the answer I came to, BlackJacket... so it must be correct!

#### 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.

##### 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)

#### Digital Doctor

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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.
I think the best answer is to tip the Waiter \$5.
Keep the change.

#### BlackJacket

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