# Winners from last weeks math problem, and the new problem of the week

No ONE Answer:  728

Winners: Iaon Carter, Lacey Gardner, Tayler Johnson, Maddy Johnson, Natalie Kuhni, Ethan Morley, Camryn Oldham, Morgan Olson, Zach Staheli, and Matthew Whitaker

Our new math problem of the week is:

The Disappearing Dollar

Three friends have a meal in a restaurant and they are charged \$25.  They each chip in with a \$10 bill and hand it to the waiter.  The waiter, though, isn't very good at math (like dividing the \$5 change by 3), so he keeps \$2 as a tip and hands each friend \$1.

Everyone seems pretty happy with the deal until one of the friends starts thinking about it.  The three of them paid \$10 each but got \$1 back, so that means that they spent \$9 each.  And since there were three of them the total was 3 x \$27, plus the \$2 tip for the waiter.  That takes the total to \$29.

What happened to the missing dollar?  Show how you got your answer. Please send an email to Sandra.coxson@nebo.edu with your answer.