Riddle of the Day: Count Money (1 pic)

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This Chinese riddle can help you to understand how attentive you are in money counting.

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3 x 9 = 27
food costs 25 as boss said but they paid 27 because waiter has 2 in his pocket.
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mauling 13 year s ago
because you 'conveniently' forget to add that (0.333... x 3) = the missing 1 Euro
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Hoi 13 year s ago
27-2=25 duh :D
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sharo 13 year s ago
nice one :D

but mauling is rigt
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MxDem 13 year s ago
I've heard this "mystery" before and sure looks confusing
but it really isn't, the final outcome actually is wrong

They paid 27 euros total... That's 25 for the meal and
2 more that the waiter has. 25 + 2 = 27

"Well, they paid 30 first". It doesn't matter, because that
amount is irrelevant when the waiter gives them back
the other 3 euros, those 3 euros get out of the equation and
can't be added to the "mystery" when the final amount is now 27

Simply said, we have two situations.
They paid 30. 25 for the meal, 2 for the waiter and 3 back. That's 30
And the second situation is that they paid 27 euros, 25 for the meal
and 2 for the waiter (The 3 euros back cannot be taken into consideration
because it's like they never even gave that)

I hope it's clear
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dewshaft 13 year s ago
The waiter did it wrong. If he kept back 2 euros from 30 that leaves 28, which is not evenly divisible by 3. If the waiter keeps back 3 euros that leaves 27, which is divisible by 3.
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joe heron 13 year s ago
there is no troll logic here. they each paid 9 (1/3) dollars... no one said it had to be whole dollars. or simply said the meal cost them 28 dollars total (which happens)

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Bhas 13 year s ago
tax?
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OB 13 year s ago
men pay 30euro - total paid = 30
men get 3 euro back - total paid = 30 - 3 = 27

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mauling 13 year s ago
LOL... this is getting ridiculous!

It's simple maths to solve the so call 'missing 1 Euro'...

>> 30 - 5 = 25 (5 Euro is the discounted amount)

>> 25 + 3 = 28 (3 Euro is the amount the waiter gave back)

>> 28 + 2 = 30 Euro! (2 Euro is the amount the waiter kept)

So there's no question of where the 1 Euro 'magically poof' :D
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bubly 13 year s ago
they did the wrong math... so wrong it looks like this

boy buy three apple n two orange. how many fruits the boy now have...
2 x 3 = 6....
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ClanaMan 13 year s ago
The Boss has 25
The waiter has 2
Each man has 1 (for a total of 3)

That's the whole 30!
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Okay - meal coast 25€ instead of 30€.
25/3 = 8.33 for each Chinese.
Add 1€ return from waiter to each Chinese and you get 9.33€ cost per meal.
9.33 + 3 = 28
28 + 2€ which the waiter kept is 30€.
So now missing euro.
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TOTO 13 year s ago
where is the boobs in this post ??
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hatebreedvls 13 year s ago
this chinese restaurant was in china??why did they pay in euro??????!!!!!
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Wild 13 year s ago
It's like saying: A 5 year old girl wants to marry a 15 year old boy. He was 3 times older than her so she waits 5 years. She is 10 years old and he's 20 years old. Now he's only 2 times older. How long will it take before she catches up to his age???
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Malx 13 year s ago
@Wild, nice one.. It's all about the assumption.
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2Cool4Ice 13 year s ago
I asked my gf last night, if you open your mouth and i put my dick in it were would it go?
she said i dont know so i tryd, but of caurse it was just in her mouth!
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Wut 13 year s ago
They pay 30, get 3 back, and that's it. They payed 27, adding 2 isn't relevant.
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severe_009 13 year s ago
Lols, at the last euation it should be minus two

3x9=27

27-2 which the waiter kept =25

so overall the customer paid 25,

and the 2 coin was kept by the waiter and returned the three

25+2+3 = 30, hahaha
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Mikey 13 year s ago
The logical way to look at this is 'Total Money In equals Total Money Out' ... and you cannot dispute that!
So 30 Euros = Total Money IN ( you cannot dispute that ).

Total Money Out = 25 Euros cost of meal + 3 Euros back to customers + 2 Euros in Pocket . = 30 Euros. You cannot dispute that!
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Katie 12 year s ago
Welll... this whole riddle is messed up because they are in China. They don't pay in Euro. Which means there is no missing Euro because it's not possible. :)
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