Remember my previous entry on 2 equaling 1? Well some people felt there was to much math so I decided to give you an easier one to understand (and cooler also) although it might not be easier to solve.

**Your job** is to find out what happened to the missing dollar, the story goes something like this:

Three old ladies went to a restaurant and ordered some food for 30$. They decided to split the money by paying 10$ each. The waiter took the money and was later told by the cashier that the food costs 25 bucks and not 30$ so he gave him 5$ dollars to give to the ladies. Now the waiter realized he could not divide the 5 bucks equal between the ladies so he decided to take 2$ him self and give them 1 dollar each (that equals 5 bucks).

So now each lady has payed 10 dollars gotten 1 dollar back, this means each lady payed 9$. 9 * 3 = 27 and the waiter took 2 dollars him self. 27 + 2 = 29

**Where is the missing dollar?** 😉 Click here to subscribe to this blog

** SPOILER WARNING:** Do not read the comments unless you want to hear the answer, congrats to **Justin **🙂

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## Justin

April 2, 2007 12:27 pmthey lose the dollar in rounding down the fractions.

25/3= 8 1/3 which is rounded to 8*3=24 8 1/3*3= 25

i was a little confused at first but when i actually worked it out, i caught it right away 😛

## Adam

April 2, 2007 2:04 pmYea thats correct. My cousin had to explain that one to me in detail for me to comprehend it, I added a little spoiler in the post Justin.

Take Care

## Wadsworth

April 2, 2007 2:33 amThe secret is actually in the way the puzzle is worded. The puzzle attempts to fool you by allowing the $2 to be added when it is already in the total. As the puzzle states; the three ladies each paid $9 ($9 x 3 =27) The secret? Do not ‘add’ the $2 that the waiter took, as it is already figured into $27 ($25 + $2).