1. ## Riddle with no answer ?

At college my engineering tutor told us a riddle or conundrum which has no answer, it's mind boggling.

Riddle:
Three people go into a restaurant and order a meal, the bill comes to £25. They each give £10, the waiter brings back £5 change. They each take back £1, and leave the remaining £2 for the waiter as a tip.
So, they gave £10 and got £1 back, which means they spent £9 each. OK £9 x 3= £27 + £2 (for the waiter) = £29. What happened to the missing pound ?

There has to ba an answer, someone tell me.

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## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

No missing pounds.

Each paid (10-1)=9. Total sum paid is 3*9=27.
Amount billed 25. Tip 2. 25+2=27.

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## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

A barber`s job is to shave every man in town who doesnt shave himself. Does the barber shave himself or not?

(Its a familar example in logic and proof-theorie)

4. ## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

This is one of the reasons I hated math as a kid.

Ahhh, now I see
Last edited by AbredPeytr; November 8th, 2008 at 10:26 PM. Reason: saw the answer :-)

5. ## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

That's and old joke. It originally went like this.

Three men rent a hotel room. Each pays \$10 for a total of \$30 spent on the room. The next day the hotel owner tells the three men that they over paid for the room as it only costs \$25. The three men tell the owner to give them each a dollar back and he can keep two dollars.

If you do the math, each man paid \$9 a piece for the room for a total of \$27. The owner kept \$2 which brings the total to \$29.

The question is where did the other dollar go?

The riddle does have an answer if you realize that this is a play of words and a misdirection of facts.
Last edited by Zero Prime; November 8th, 2008 at 10:32 PM.

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## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

The barber is a woman.

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## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

You're adding the £2 when you should be subtracting it. The three men paid a total of £27 of which £25 was for the meal and £2 was for the waiter.

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## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

Originally Posted by pp.
The barber is a woman.
Ok, its a town of vatican ministrants... damn they have no facial hair.

...its a town of homosexual apes?

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## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

Originally Posted by pp.
The barber is a woman.
Women shave too you know.

10. ## Re: Riddle with no answer ?

Originally Posted by DrMega
Women shave too you know.
but the restriction on the barber is to only shave men who don't shave themselves. it says nothing about women.

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