mrsuit31
mrsuit31
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January 25th, 2011 at 11:02:35 AM permalink
Three men check into a hotel and pay $30 for the room. the manager realizes that the room rate is only $25 and gives the bellboy $5 to give back to the three men. The bellboy realizes that splitting $5 amongst three men will be hard so he gives back $3 to the men to split $1 each and keeps $2 as a tip. the men originally paid $10 each minus the dollar back totaling $9 each, making the grand total paid $27 and the bellboy kept $2 as a tip making the grand total $29. Where did the extra dollar go?
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Ayecarumba
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January 25th, 2011 at 11:06:00 AM permalink
Quote: mrsuit31

Three men check into a hotel and pay $30 for the room. the manager realizes that the room rate is only $25 and gives the bellboy $5 to give back to the three men. The bellboy realizes that splitting $5 amongst three men will be hard so he gives back $3 to the men to split $1 each and keeps $2 as a tip. the men originally paid $10 each minus the dollar back totaling $9 each, making the grand total paid $27 and the bellboy kept $2 as a tip making the grand total $29. Where did the extra dollar go?



edit: Fun question, but this was previously asked and answered. Link here.
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miplet
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January 25th, 2011 at 11:09:04 AM permalink
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NightStalker
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January 25th, 2011 at 11:50:26 AM permalink
Ideal equation 27-2=25 which holds true..
You should frame this question in more disguised way.

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