I read this brain teaser in a magazine recently, and I found it very interesting. Good for a brain exercise on a Thursday morning, so I’m going to share it with you now.
Let me know if you have the answer. Enjoy!
Three aunties go to a nearby coffee shop. They order breakfast sets that cost them $15. They each contribute $5 when the waiter collects money from them.
The coffee shop owner, who is friends with the aunties, asks the waiter to return them $5. In need of cash, the waiter decides to give them $1 each and pockets the remaining $2.
So, do you get the picture here? And now, the question comes…
If each of the auntie effectively paid $4, their total amount would be $12. Add the $2 that the dishonest waiter pocketed and you have a total of $14.
Where has the other $1 gone from the original $15?