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Ozepete

Three blokes go into a cafe for a snack.  The snack cost them $10 each.  The waitress collects the money from each of them , total $30, and takes it to the cook. But the cook says the snacks were not very good so he gives the waitress $5 to refund the three customers.  On the way to the table she realises that it's a problem to split $5  so she sneaks $2 into her pocket and gives each customer a $1 refund.

So now each has actually paid $9 for their snacks, that being $27 total but when you add the $2 the waitress took the total is only $29!!!   So what happened to the other dollar? 

 

 

A man is looking at an un-named mans picture hanging on the wall and exclaims:  "Brothers and sisters I have none, but that mans father is my fathers son"  Who is the man in the picture? 

 

Any more Covid19 time wasting brain twisters? 

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HeyMike

In the first puzzle, the answer is in the wording. The men did not actually pay $27..... they actually paid $25 and each got $1 back. Ergo, $25 for the meal, plus $3 refunded equals the $28... plus the 2 bucks the waitress kept equals the 30 bucks. 

In the second puzzle, I am assuming the man in the photo is himself.

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Ozepete
35 minutes ago, HeyMike said:

In the first puzzle, the answer is in the wording. The men did not actually pay $27..... they actually paid $25 and each got $1 back. Ergo, $25 for the meal, plus $3 refunded equals the $28... plus the 2 bucks the waitress kept equals the 30 bucks. 

In the second puzzle, I am assuming the man in the photo is himself.

But each man paid $10 then got a refund of $1 each, therefore their cost was a total of $27... :idontknow:

Second puzzle ... keep trying Mike! :surrender:

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SkyMan

First puzzle.  Each paid 9 for 27, thief took 2 resto got 25.

2nd, his son. 

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Salty Dog

$30 paid by 3 men

$25 goes to Cafe
 $2 to Waitress
 $3 back to the men
$30 Total

 

 

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rfm010

Asked and answered in less than 3 hours. 

All quarantines may now be lifted.

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Salty Dog

A Barangay has 4250 quarantine passes.

There are three kinds of passes. Single pass, family pass and elderly pass.

The number of elderly passes is 715 more than the number of family passes.

The number of single passes is 5 times the number of family passes.

How many single passes are there...

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HeyMike
7 hours ago, Ozepete said:

But each man paid $10 then got a refund of $1 each, therefore their cost was a total of $27... :idontknow:

Second puzzle ... keep trying Mike! :surrender:

Saying the guys paid $30 for the meal is the problem. The bottom line is that they paid $25 for the meal.... and 1 could say they gave 2 bucks for the waitress for a tip (which is a terrible tip).

From the guys perspective, they paid $27 total.

From the cook's and waitress perspective, the guys paid $25 for the meal. (plus $2 tip for waitress).

$30 does not come into play any more. 

I see skyman got the answer to the 2nd question that I got wrong.

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Daddle

Adding the $2 to the $27 is the misleading mistake in math and logic. Like the correct answers above, adding up what each player has at the end is the secret. 1+1+1+2+25=30

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SkyMan
14 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

How many single passes are there...

Not enough.

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Dafey
9 hours ago, HeyMike said:

1 could say they gave 2 bucks for the waitress for a tip (which is a terrible tip).

Probably expats...

 

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HeyMike
8 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Probably expats...

 

 

Old Abbot and Costello routine... although, I don't know who did it first.... Who's on first...

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cookie47

Once I saw Brain involved I gave up 🙃

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8 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Once I saw Brain involved I gave up 🙃

You're the 1st Ozzie I've ever met who doesn't have an answer for everything… :biggrin_01:

Are you by any chance British or Canadian born... :lol:

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You're the 1st Ozzie I've ever met who doesn't have an answer for everything… :biggrin_01:
Are you by any chance British or Canadian born... 
You got it,, Born in London (UK).

Migrated to Australia @ 23

Sent from my MI MAX using Tapatalk

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