Three friends ate together at a restaurant. The bill came to £30, and so each of them handed the waiter a £10 note.
When the waiter took the £30 to the cash desk, it was discovered that the total cost of their meals should have been £25. The cashier gave the waiter five £1 coins to take back to the diners.
On his way back to the table, the waiter started to have dishonest thoughts: “Should I give the money back? How would I split £5 between three people, anyway?” So he pocketed £2 and gave the three friends back £1 each.
But something seems wrong. The diners each got £1 back, so their meals cost them £27 in total. The waiter had pocketed £2, making a total of £29. But they had originally handed over £30. What’s happened to the other pound?
Which word doesn’t belong in each line?
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