mrsuit31
Joined: May 29, 2010
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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
Joined: Nov 17, 2009
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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?

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miplet
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