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Where did the dollar go?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ugly_blazer, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. ugly_blazer

    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I found this in an email that I received a few months ago, forgive me if it has already been psoted here. And no, I don't know why three men would share the same room. ->

    Three salesmen decided to share a $30 hotel room for one night
    and split the cost evenly.

    After they checked in, the hotel manager noticed that they
    should have been charged only $25 for the room.

    So, he gave the porter five one-dollar bills and said to return
    the money to the three men.

    As the porter was walking to the salesmen's room, he wondered
    how he was going to split the five dollars evenly between the
    three salesmen. So, he put two dollars in his pocket and gave
    each of the three salesmen one dollar.

    Now, if each of the salesmen paid $10 for their share of the
    room and were given one dollar back, then they each would have
    paid $9 for the room.

    Nine times three is twenty-seven, plus the two dollars the
    porter put in his own pocket is twenty-nine
    (9 x 3 = 27. 27 + 2 = $29)

    Where is the other dollar?
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    the porter gave them candadian money instead of american /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. kennyw

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    the porter gave them candadian money instead of american /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  4. kennyw

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    Because your doing the math all wrong!!!

    The extra 2 dollars should not be added to the 27 but rather subtracted from it to equal the real room price (not the original over paid price). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Total price paid ($27) minus stolen money ($2) = Correct Room price ($25)

    NOT

    Total price paid ($27) plus stolen money ($2) = wrong Room price ($30)
     
  5. ugly_blazer

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    Because your doing the math all wrong!!!

    The extra 2 dollars should not be added to the 27 but rather subtracted from it to equal the real room price (not the original over paid price). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    Oooh I get it /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  7. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Although at the current conversion rate that canadian money thing almost sounds beleivable /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    Im smarter than I thought[​IMG]
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    are U sure of that? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    he has no ware to go but up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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