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sizzler
06-22-2006, 02:55 AM
This will Mess With Your Head.
> > >>
> > >>3 MEN WENT INTO A MOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID "THE ROOM IS
> > >>$30", SO EACH MAN PAID $10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM.
> > >>
> > >>A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY
> > >>$25, SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH $5.
> > >>
> > >>ON THE WAY, THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT $5 EVENLY
> > >>BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A $1 AND KEPT THE OTHER $2 FOR
> > >>HIMSELF.
> > >>
> > >>THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID $9 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A
> > >>TOTAL OF $27, ADD THE $2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = $29.
> > >>
> > >>WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR?

ajgressette
06-22-2006, 07:52 AM
From a mathematical standpoint it never existed. :cry:

Great question.

djhuff
06-22-2006, 10:33 AM
It's still in the register.

you subtract the $2 from the 27 the men paid and you get $25 dollars in the register.

the question implies adding when you should be subtracting

PendO
06-22-2006, 11:10 AM
25 bucks in the register (8.33 per person)
2 bucks in the bellboys pocket (.67 per person)
each guest got a dollar refund off orignal $10 price, so they only paid $9

subtract the bellboys $2 from 27:)

sizzler
06-22-2006, 11:11 AM
you da man

rodltg2
06-22-2006, 11:20 AM
im all confused.. :confused:

wait...now i get it

NeilM
06-22-2006, 11:27 AM
... took a minute to figure that out.. good one :)

starman205
06-22-2006, 11:31 AM
I have alsways hated written math problems, like the one where one train leaves from Denver heading towards Chicago at 50MPH and the other train leaves from Chicago heading towards Denver at 70MPH and you have to figure out where they meet? Always messed my brain up. :huh:

bradamerry
06-22-2006, 12:30 PM
I got the extra dollar.................... :wavey:

Leroy
06-22-2006, 12:39 PM
Should be $30-$3-$2 =$27-$2 =$25 is the price of the room, not adding $2 back in.