3 business men have lunch in a cafe.
When they have finished, the waitress gives them the bill which totals exactly £30.00.(This cafe is not in London obviously!!)
They decide to split the bill equally so each pays the waitress £10.00
The waitress returns to the till and discovers that she has made a mistake! The bill should only have been £25.00!! So she decides to refund the £5.00 but thinks... "They didnt give me a tip so I will keep £2.00 for myself and return £3.00".
This she does and gives each man £1.00 change.
But wait a minute! This means each man only paid £9.00.
3 X £9.00 = £27.00.
And the waitress kept £2.00 for herself.
£27.00 + £2.00 = £29.00
WHERE HAS THE OTHER £1.00 GONE??????
Now consider 3 business men in a £30 million deal.... :)
This is one of those trick questions that's design to mislead you based on how they present it.
The trick is at the last part of the statement, where £27.00 + £2.00 = £29.00. The original bill was £25.00 + £2.00 tip. But the question says that it was £27.00 plus the additional £2.00 in tip.
Nice try, but posting a question like that in a forum where people solve problems for a living will not net any question marks. =)