Missing dollar riddle

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Fancie, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three guests check into a hotel room. The clerk says the bill is $30, so each pay $10. Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money evenly. As they didn’t know the total of the revised bill, he decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $2 for himself.

    Now that the guests have been given $1 back, each has paid $9. Notice that 3 x $9 = $27, and the bellhop has $2. But 2 + 27 = 29. If the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?
     
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    ither he ate it or it was part of tax LOL
     
  3. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grr that frustrated me till I looked it up
     
  4. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    it's all about the math [​IMG] - look closely and work the problem carefully

    *keeping quiet so someone else can figure it out*

    Good riddle! [​IMG]
     
  5. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
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    They were obviously in a hotel in San Diego...It's the Magic Hotel Tax.

    Just be glad they didn't bring a pet!
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    sweety... i didn't do these kinds of word problems in school, much less as an adult. how dare you frustrate me so? LOL
     
  7. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Ehh, sorry. I stink at puzzles.
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    just read the explanation on wiki.... AND THAT LADIES AND GENTLEMAN.... is why I dont work at a bank.... LOL
     
  9. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Quote:Tell it tell it tell it!
     
  10. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bernie Maddoff has it.
     

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