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Sunday Puzzle-15

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Sunday, 29 July 2012
Puzzle courtesy of Barry R. Clarke, columnist for The Daily Telegraph and
international puzzle expert.

Swigger, Hughie and Ralph were so drunk that decided that the best thing was for the three of them to share the cost of a cab. Now Hughie's home was eight miles from the pub, and when they eventually got him out of the taxi, he gave Swigger a £5 note. A mile up the road, the taxi reached Swigger's house. Swigger got out and gave Ralph a £20 note who returned a £5 note.

Ten miles from the pub, Ralph reached his house. He fell out of the taxi, gave the driver the £20 note and told him to keep the change. The fare was calculated at £1.80 per mile and each man should only have paid his share according to his distance travelled. Which of the four men made a profit and how much?

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Comments (3)
1. Written by Rozzer on 16:36 29 2012 .
None of them. The cabbie made change in snide!
2. Written by on 12:17 30 2012 .
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3. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 05:32 02 2012 .
Hughie overpaid by .20 (14.40/3 - 5) 
Swigger overpaid by 4.30 (14.40/3 + 1.80/2 - 10)  
TOTAL: -4.50 
Ralph was ahead by 2.50 (14.40/3 + 1.80/2 + 1.80 - 5) 
Driver\'s tip = 2 (20 - 10x1.80) 
TOTAL: 4.50

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