1. The Waiter

Three men in a cafe order a meal the total cost of which is $15. They each contribute $5. The waiter takes the money to the chef who recognizes the three as friends and asks the waiter to return $5 to the men.

The waiter is not only poor at mathematics but dishonest and instead of going to the trouble of splitting the $5 between the three he simply gives them $1 each and pockets the remaining $2 for himself.

Now, each of the men effectively paid $4, the total paid is therefore $12. Add the $2 in the waiters pocket and this comes to $14.....where has the other $1 gone from the original $15?

  1. How can you add eight 8's to get the number 1,000? (only use addition).

3.Two Fathers and Two Sons Riddle

Two fathers and two sons sat down to eat eggs for breakfast. They ate exactly three eggs, each person had an egg. The riddle is for you to explain how?


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3) According to the conditions,

Its Possible Because One Father Is A Grandpa And The Other Father Is The Son Of The Grandpa And Then Their Is The Son Of The Father And That Equals Exactly 3 people To Eat Exactly 3 Eggs.

( Father–Son)(Father–Son) (Grandpa–(Father)–Son)

U Z - 6 years, 8 months ago

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yeah . For father grandfather is the father and for the son , his father is the father. there it is two fathers. Now for grandfather, his son and for the father , his son .There it is , two sons.

Lakkoju Dilip - 6 years, 5 months ago

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yeah that's right, i too did the same way

Taru Bhardwaj - 6 years, 8 months ago

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  1. In an exchange of money it is senseless to add the payment and the money received, i.e we cannot add the money 12 paid by the three people to the money received by by the waiter 2 to obtain the net sum . Hence the money paid by the three friends(15-3) = the money received (10 by owner + 2 by waiter ) . Hence justified . The other two have already been solved. :)

Keshav Tiwari - 6 years, 8 months ago

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                                  MEETING THE CHALLENGE PUZZLE

Eight married couples meet to lend one another some books. Couples have the same surname, employment and car. Each couple has a favorite color. Furthermore we know the following facts:

  1. Daniella Black and her husband work as Shop-Assistants.

  2. The book "The Seadog" was brought by a couple who drive a Fiat and love the color red.

  3. Owen and his wife Victoria like the color brown.

  4. Stan Horricks and his wife Hannah like the color white.

  5. Jenny Smith and her husband work as Warehouse Managers and they drive a Wartburg.

  6. Monica and her husband Alexander borrowed the book "Grandfather Joseph".

  7. Mathew and his wife like the color pink and brought the book"Mulatka Gabriela".

  8. Irene and her husband Oto work as accountants.

  9. The book "We Were Five" was borrowed by a couple driving a Trabant.

  10. The Cermaks are both Ticket-Collectors who brought the book "Shed Stoat".

  11. Mr and Mrs Kuril are both Doctors who borrowed the book "Slovacko Judge".

  12. Paul and his wife like the color green.

  13. Veronica Dvorak and her husband like the color blue.

  14. Rick and his wife brought the book "Slovacko Judge" and they drive a Ziguli.

  15. One couple brought the book "Dame Commissar" and borrowed the book "Mulatka Gabriela".

  16. The couple who drive a Dacia, love the color violet.

  17. The couple who work as Teachers borrowed the book "Dame Commissar".

  18. The couple who work as Agriculturalists drive a Moskvic.

  19. Pamela and her husband drive a Renault and brought the book "Grandfather Joseph".

  20. Pamela and her husband borrowed the book that Mr. and Mrs. Zajac brought.

  21. Robert and his wife like the color yellow and borrowed the book "The Modern Comedy".

  22. Mr. and Mrs. Swain work as Shoppers.

  23. "The Modern Comedy" was brought by a couple driving a Skoda.

                        WHO LIKES VIOLET? And can you find everything about everyone from this?

Dinesh Nath Goswami - 6 years, 8 months ago

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For the first one, the trick is you're not supposed to add it up to $15 which is the original price, you're supposed to subtract it to 10, which is the new price. So basically, each person paid $4, which comes in $12, and the waiter got $2. $12 - $2 is $10, which is the real price, and therefore, no money lost. The other two are already explained by many people :).

An Ho - 5 years, 11 months ago

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2) 888+ 88+ 8+ 8 + 8 =1000....

3) Two fathers and two son means Grandfather; Father ; Son so there are total 3 persons so they can easily decide 3 eggs

Mukesh Dhariwal - 6 years, 8 months ago

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