# Beer story

#### quartodeciman

This story surprisingly puzzles some people:

Eleven friends go into a beer hall. Six of them sit at table A and five of them sit at table B. Each of the eleven orders one round for his own table. Now table A has more payers, but a person at table A ends up paying more than a person at table B.

???

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#### Chen

The guys at table A ordered more expensive drinks, where's the brain teaser?

#### arildno

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Chen said:
The guys at table A ordered more expensive drinks, where's the brain teaser?
NO!
The guys on B run off from the bill.

Another is that the waiter didn't catch the order from the guys around B, and, in frustration, they left to see "Van Helsing" instead.

#### Gokul43201

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quartodeciman said:
This story surprisingly puzzles some people:

Eleven friends go into a beer hall. Six of them sit at table A and five of them sit at table B. Each of the eleven orders one round for his own table. Now table A has more payers, but a person at table A ends up paying more than a person at table B.

???
Sure, why shouldn't he. Each guy on table A pays for 6 drinks while each dude at B pays for only 5.

This is true if all drinks cost the same and the waiter was a patient, vampire fearing man.

Whassamattah ?

#### quartodeciman

People who fail this test end up hopeless drunks.

(What seems to throw some people off is that table A is consuming more beer than table B)

#### arildno

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Oh dear..
(Besides, "Van Helsing" was an atrociously bad movie..)

#### Moonbear

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Gokul43201 said:
Sure, why shouldn't he. Each guy on table A pays for 6 drinks while each dude at B pays for only 5.

This is true if all drinks cost the same and the waiter was a patient, vampire fearing man.

Whassamattah ?
That's why a wise person buys a pitcher for a group, not individual drinks

#### Njorl

Table A people all pay more, but also get more beer.

Table A people buy 6 beers and drink 6 beers.

Table B people buy 5 beers and drink 5 beers.

Very easy if you haven't been drinking a lot.

Njorl

#### vikasj007

it is really strange how come so many people here are stupid enough to not be able to solve this problem.

#### quartodeciman

I suspect that many people at first assume (without warrant) that the two table-fulls are somehow ordering and drinking in complete synchrony.

It is probably important to emphasize that table A has more payers (without drawing attention to more drinks ordered) to pull this puzzle off.

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