• 21 Nov 2007, 13:18 • Journals
Three men went into a restaurant for a meal. Although they each ordered different food, they agreed to share the bill between them. The waiter, who was a little dishonest, brought them a bill for £60 and each man paid £20. The waiter took the money to the cashier, who noticed that they had been overcharged and returned five one pound coins as change. The waiter slipped two pounds in his pocket on the way back to the table and gave each man one pound change. Now each man had paid £19 for his meal. Three times nineteen is a total of £57 and if the two pounds in the waiter's pocket is added in, there is a total of £59, not £60. What happened to the other pound?