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saneguy
Perhaps some have heard this before but I always liked it.
3 people check into a hotel and get a room (don't ask what for) and the clerk charges them $30 (its a dive). After a while the clerk decides he charged too much and gets the bellboy to give them $5 back. The bellboy decides to pocket $2 and give them $3 back. So in the end they each paid $9 dollars for the room so 3x9=27 and 2 the bellboy kept = 29 so where's the other dollar??
AfterInfinity
reply to post by saneguy
Or you could start sawing pennies like Korg is suggesting.edit on 6-3-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
So in reality the men each paid 9.333333333333333 for the room.
ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity
So in reality the men each paid 9.333333333333333 for the room.
I don't see how that is true. They paid $30 then they got $3 back. That means they paid $27. Divide that by 3 and you have $9.
It seems the trick is in the wording. It's easy to see the total is $30 when you calculate how much each person has:
Clerk: $25 (gave $5 back to the bellboy)
Bellboy: $2 (gave the other $3 back to the men)
3 men: $3
25+2+3 = 30
How much did the bellboy steal from each of the men Chaotic?
ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity
How much did the bellboy steal from each of the men Chaotic?
I don't see how that is relevant. The simple fact is they paid $30 and then got $3 back. That means they paid $27. The trick is in the wording, PsychoEmperor explained it quite well.
It's relevant because it gives you the answer as to how much each man then paid for the room.
ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity
It's relevant because it gives you the answer as to how much each man then paid for the room.
No it doesn't... you get the answer of how much they paid by simply subtracting what they got back from what they paid ($30-$3=$27). This isn't rocket science...
Korg Trinity
ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity
It's relevant because it gives you the answer as to how much each man then paid for the room.
No it doesn't... you get the answer of how much they paid by simply subtracting what they got back from what they paid ($30-$3=$27). This isn't rocket science...
o.k. then....
Let's take the language out of the equation.
What is 2 divided by 3?
= 0.666666666666667
so..
10 minus 0.666666666666667
= 9.333333333333330
3 times 9.333333333333330
= 28
Do you follow?
Korg.
PsychoEmperor
Korg Trinity
ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity
It's relevant because it gives you the answer as to how much each man then paid for the room.
No it doesn't... you get the answer of how much they paid by simply subtracting what they got back from what they paid ($30-$3=$27). This isn't rocket science...
o.k. then....
Let's take the language out of the equation.
What is 2 divided by 3?
= 0.666666666666667
so..
10 minus 0.666666666666667
= 9.333333333333330
3 times 9.333333333333330
= 28
Do you follow?
Korg.
Your attempt to sound smart and condescending to the Chaotic Order is really backfiring on you...
You're right that 2/3 is .66666667, however by your logic than you have to divide the 25(to the hotel) by 3 as well which is 8.333333333. Which means they EACH paid the hotel 8.333333333, they each paid the bellboy .6666666667 however they still only have $3 and they still only paid $27. Hopefully you can follow that, as i'm trying to use YOUR reasoning.
My original post explained quite fairly, the trick is in the wording.
Enjoy debating the incorrect answer all you want!