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No ONE Answer: 728
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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.firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer.