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Missing Dollar ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SWAMPRNR, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. SWAMPRNR

    SWAMPRNR 1/2 ton status

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    > 3 men go into a motel. The desk clerk said the room
    > was $30, so each man
    > paid $10 and went to the room. A while later, the
    > desk clerk realized the
    > room was only $25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3
    > guys' room with $5. On
    > the way, the bellboy couldn't figure out how to
    > split $5 evenly between 3
    > men, so he gave each man $1 and kept the other $2
    > for himself. This meant
    > that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a
    > total of $27. Add to
    > that the $2 the bellboy kept and the total is $29.
    > Where is the other
    > dollar?
     
  2. MXmastermike

    MXmastermike 1/2 ton status

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    yeah where is it
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It just worded wrong with a little redirection. The room was $25 and each man paid $10 by mistake. The bellboy returns $1 to each man bringing the total paid down to $27...subtract the $2 he kept and you have the $25 cost of the room./forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Rene
     
  4. Capman2k

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    that makes absolutely no sense... but you seem like a smart mathematical guy, so I'll trust you /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  5. UseYourBlinker

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    that makes absolutely no sense.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Hahaha...I'm still /forums/images/icons/confused.gif LOL /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  6. Blaze

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    I ate it. Damn me.....
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Imagine buying something for $25. You hand over 3 $10 bills. You get 5 singles back and leave a two dollar tip. That is exactly the same as the story without the misdirection. Is there a missing dollar here?

    Rene
     
  8. UseYourBlinker

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    Nope.. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  9. Capman2k

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    hey! I get it!... I think...!
     
  10. k5ntexas

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    i had gotten it but the last part of the story is what threw me off. i was all how can there be a dollar missing. the bell boy kept two and gave each a dollar that is five dollars right there equaling 30. no missing dollar. lol. damn mind games. i love playin em but when i'm apart of em i hate em. lol. later.

    jacob
     
  11. bobsurf

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    It's been said before, but. They paid $27 for a $25 room, bus boy took the extra $2. End of story.
     
  12. mudhog

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    the bellboy couldn't figure out how to
    &gt; split $5 evenly between 3
    &gt; men, so he gave each man $1 and kept the other $2
    &gt; for himself

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    he should have given each man $1.666666666666666666667 then they would have only payed $25 for the room
     
  13. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    He should have pocketed the whole $5.00. Can't belive a cheap motel like that would even have a bellboy. And I always got charged more per person.
     
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    easy.. i know the answer... /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    25 (room) plus 1+1+1 = 28 plus 2 is 30
     
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    he gave them back each a dollar 3 guys plus 3 bucks is 28...

    geeze..
    public edumication /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
  17. uglychevyZZ4

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    Duh, LMAO....

    simple, only after looking at the screen for 1.5 hours /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif

    ill wait b4 i tell, dont wanna ruin it /forums/images/icons/wink.gif mathmatical errors are annoying.
     
  18. Capman2k

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    What a dishonest thing to do :O... And yea, a place cheaper than motel 6 probably won't even have a desk clerk smart enough to notice that error...gotta stay at the $100 a night hotels for a bellman like me /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    I've learned so much working at a hotel... You can get a king size suite for two people for $55!!! and all these people just go with the regular, $120 a night /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  19. uglychevyZZ4

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    subtract the $2 he kept and you have the $25 cost of the room. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Ill give it away now, your right rene, you cannot subtract 3, then add 2, and get a posative, it is a mathmatical error. My dad knew this one and it kept me flogged for 2 hours last nite, then i was rethinking it all morning to wonder if i was right /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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