Me and two mates went to the pub, spent £25 on beer and so put £10 each on the bar, the barman came back with five pound coins and we took a pound each and left two pound tip for the barman. So we spent £9 each so if three times nine is twenty seven and two pound for the barman that makes £29 so where on earth did the other £1 go ??

Nope. Brit's right. 8.3333333 x 3 = 24.99999. But since there's no such thing as .99999 when we're dealing with money (except when you're banks and the rounding errors figure in your favor), it rounds up to 25 even. Tom macwave:... still, it's an expensive beer!)

Oh Gawd! You're right. I'm a failure! I'll just pop right off and slap myself! Tom macwave:... whew. Thanks for the reminder. I feel so much better!)

Forget the phony math. The facts of the problem are. The bill was 25£, the change was 5£. You each took 1£ leaving 2£ tip. 25+5 = 30. Or to put it another way you each paid 10£ and took 1£ back making 3£. The bill was 25£ and the tip 2£ which = 27£ + 3£ you kept for a total of 30£.

You won't win with them.................after all they ARE men and they are always right or so they like to think