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Where Did the Dollar Come From? Puzzle 

Two friends have a nice meal together, and the bill is $25

The friends pay $15 each, which the Waiter gives to the Cashier

The Cashier hands back $5 to the Waiter

The Waiter keeps $3 as a tip and hands back $1 each

So, the friends paid $14 each for the meal, for a total of $28. The Waiter has $3, and that makes $31. Where did the other dollar come from?

Pierce, Rod. (11 Mar 2018). "Where Did the Dollar Come From ? Puzzle". Math Is Fun. Retrieved 1 Apr 2021 from http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/where-did-the-dollar-come-from-.html

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