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Puzzle: Where Is The Naira? Answer And Win:

Hey Guys, try this one for size,

Three Engr trainees in a hotel call room service and order one drink each. The delivery boy brings them up with a bill for exactly N30.00. Each guy gives him a N10.00 bill, and he leaves. That's fact!

When he hands the N30.00 to the cashier, he is told a mistake was made. The bill was only N25.00, not N30.00. The cashier gives the delivery boy five N1.00 bills and tells him to take it back to the 3 guys who ordered the drinks. That's fact! On the way back to their room, the delivery boy has a thought, These guys did not give him a tip. He figures that since there is no way to split N5.00 evenly three ways anyhow, he will keep two Naira for himself and give them back three Naira. OK! So far so good! He knocks on the door and one fellow answers. He explains about a mix up in the bill, and hands the guy the three Naira, then departs with his two-Naira tip in his pocket.

Now the fun begins! Remember N30-N25=N5 Right? N5-N3=N2 Right? So what's the problem? All is well, right? …………Not quite. Answer this: Each of the three guys originally gave N10.00 each. They each got back N1.00 in change. That means they paid N9.00 each, which times three is N27.00. The delivery boy kept $2.00 for a tip. N27.00 plus N2.00 equals N29.00. Where the heck is that other Naira? …………………………………………………Got the answer?

THE FIRST PERSON TO ANSWER THIS PUZZLE WILL WIN ONE FIVE ALIVE(LARGE), lol

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Mrbrown Thats a yarb oo, lol

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there is no money missing

they paid 8.33 for drinks

1.67 each was their change

guy took .67 times 3 equals 2, leaving the men 3 $

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so are you saying that YOU TOO didnt know the answer to this puzzle?!

come on man, you are hurting my feelings lol.

this puzzle is as old as the world. its called the missing dollar riddle and there is even a WIKI for it.

here to enlighten you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_dollar_riddle

ps: as i said earlier, KEEP THE FIVE ALIVE NICE AND COOL UNTIL I COME AND COLLECT MY WINNINGS!!!!

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Well don't think so, do you want us to find the Naira now? or wait for more to try?

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i guess you were not too good at math. . . . . . there is no N1 missing.

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whatever but the cashier had the N1

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Lmao, Nice 1 dude, u actualy got me thinking at first

Mrbrown pls when u'r going to collect the five alive branch call me for house oo, lol

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nice try playa!!!!!

There is an initial N30 charge.  It should have been N25, so N5 must be returned and accounted for.  N3 is given back to the 3 engr trainees, N2 is kept by the waiter - there you have theN5.  The trick to this puzzle is that the addition and subtraction are done at the wrong times to misdirect your thinking - and quite successfully for most. 

Each of the 3 engr trainees did indeed pay N9, not N10, and as far as the engr are concerned, they paid N27 for the drinks.  But we know that the cashier will tell us that they were charged only N25 and when you add the N3 returned with the N2 kept by the cashier, you come up with N30.

there is NO money missing.

please keep my five alive nice and cool until i come and collect, LOL!!!!!!

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