# Missing dollar riddle

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

1. ### FancieChillin' With My Peeps

Oct 31, 2008
Illinois
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. ### shmooborpartistic fowlism

ither he ate it or it was part of tax LOL

3. ### LivinzooChillin' With My Peeps

Mar 2, 2008
Statham, GA
grr that frustrated me till I looked it up

4. ### HennysMomKeeper of the Tiara

it's all about the math - look closely and work the problem carefully

*keeping quiet so someone else can figure it out*

Good riddle!

5. ### seismic wonder2I got mad ninja skills

Feb 3, 2007
san diego ca
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 CajunOverrun 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_ProktaContinuum Shift Anomaly

Jan 14, 2009
Ehh, sorry. I stink at puzzles.

8. ### Poulets De CajunOverrun With Chickens

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

9. ### Ec_ProktaContinuum Shift Anomaly

Jan 14, 2009
Quote:Tell it tell it tell it!

Feb 17, 2009