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# neat math riddle

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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:18 AM

ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity

Enjoy debating the incorrect answer all you want!

For christ sakes man... they handed \$30 to the clerk and then got \$3 back from the bellboy. You can use what ever mathematical mumbo jumbo you want to turn that into \$28, but you are simply wrong and you need to deal with it.

I suggest you get yourself a calculator and work through the math.

Maybe in doing the calculations for yourself you will see why the answer I gave is the correct one.

Peace,

Korg.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Korg Trinity

ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity

Enjoy debating the incorrect answer all you want!

For christ sakes man... they handed \$30 to the clerk and then got \$3 back from the bellboy. You can use what ever mathematical mumbo jumbo you want to turn that into \$28, but you are simply wrong and you need to deal with it.

I suggest you get yourself a calculator and work through the math.

Maybe in doing the calculations for yourself you will see why the answer I gave is the correct one.

Peace,

Korg.

Buddy, Get 30 One dollar bills, Hand them over to the chair, make the chair give \$5 back to your pencil, have your pencil keep \$2 and have the pencil give you \$3 back. You'll figure it out

edit on 3/6/2014 by PsychoEmperor because: Typo

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:30 AM

PsychoEmperor

Korg Trinity

ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity

Enjoy debating the incorrect answer all you want!

For christ sakes man... they handed \$30 to the clerk and then got \$3 back from the bellboy. You can use what ever mathematical mumbo jumbo you want to turn that into \$28, but you are simply wrong and you need to deal with it.

I suggest you get yourself a calculator and work through the math.

Maybe in doing the calculations for yourself you will see why the answer I gave is the correct one.

Peace,

Korg.

Buddy, Get 30 One dollar bills, Hand them over to the chair, make the chair give \$5 back to your pencil, have your pencil keep \$2 and have the pencil give you \$3 back. You'll figure it out

edit on 3/6/2014 by PsychoEmperor because: Typo

Then relate that to what you just wrote.

Korg.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:32 AM
It definitely is a verbal trick
When the clerk returned \$5 they in effect paid 25/3= 8.33333... each + 3 returned to them and 2 the bellboy got.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:38 AM
reply to post by Korg Trinity

I'm gonna try to explain this one last time, but if you don't get it, there is nothing more I can do for you.

Step 1: They paid \$30.

Step 2: Hotel decides to give \$5 back. (It keeps \$25 and gives \$5 to the bellboy)

Step 3: The Bellboy decides to keep \$2.(He now has \$2 and the hotel still has \$25)

Step 4: The bellboy gives \$3 back to the party(They now have \$3 the bellboy has \$2 and the hotel has \$25.)

That's your \$30. The confusing was in the wording of "Each party paid \$9 each(true) which totals \$27 and the bellboy has \$2 wheres the one?" the confusion comes in that the \$2 is NOT ADDED to the \$27 but subtracted. The answer is as follows: The Party each paid \$9 each, for a total of \$27 dollars, the bellboy kept \$2, the hotel has \$25. Where is the \$3? it's back in their pocket as a refund.

I truly hope you can follow this, because at this point I feel it might be pride not allowing your mind to see the truth.

P.S
Your earlier statement that they each paid the bellboy \$.666666667 is correct, they also each paid the hotel \$8.33333333, which brings their total to \$9 each.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:39 AM
Here's another; when a sheepherder died and had 17 sheep and his will stated that he gives 1/2 to his oldest son, 1/3 to the middle son and 1/9 to the youngest son. No one could figure out how to do this so they asked a wise man and he lent them 1 sheep. Then they had 18 so they gave 9 to the oldest, 6 to the middle one, and 2 to the youngest. Then returned the sheep to the wise man.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:44 AM

saneguy
Here's another; when a sheepherder died and had 17 sheep and his will stated that he gives 1/2 to his oldest son, 1/3 to the middle son and 1/9 to the youngest son. No one could figure out how to do this so they asked a wise man and he lent them 1 sheep. Then they had 18 so they gave 9 to the oldest, 6 to the middle one, and 2 to the youngest. Then returned the sheep to the wise man.

Easy one of the sheep had a baby.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:45 AM
The guys/gals above are correct, it's all in the wording. It helped me to change the situation a little and think of it like this :

They paid 30 bucks for the room. The hotel owner thought that was too much, so he had the bellboy give them five bucks back. They take it, gave the bellboy 2 bucks for his trouble, and kept a dollar each.

There is no missing dollar , however, there it a bit of confusing sentence structure! lol

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by Korg Trinity

The \$5.00 that the clerk returned was supposed to all go back to them, (how they split that is up to them and has nothing to do with this riddle!) but the bellboy kept \$2 of it, so they only got \$3 back. Forget about the final figure they paid, forget about how they split it and worry about where each individual dollar went.

\$25 to the hotel + \$2 to the bellboy + \$3 back to them = \$30.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Korg Trinity

PsychoEmperor

Korg Trinity

ChaoticOrder
reply to post by Korg Trinity

Enjoy debating the incorrect answer all you want!

For christ sakes man... they handed \$30 to the clerk and then got \$3 back from the bellboy. You can use what ever mathematical mumbo jumbo you want to turn that into \$28, but you are simply wrong and you need to deal with it.

I suggest you get yourself a calculator and work through the math.

Maybe in doing the calculations for yourself you will see why the answer I gave is the correct one.

Peace,

Korg.

Buddy, Get 30 One dollar bills, Hand them over to the chair, make the chair give \$5 back to your pencil, have your pencil keep \$2 and have the pencil give you \$3 back. You'll figure it out

edit on 3/6/2014 by PsychoEmperor because: Typo

Then relate that to what you just wrote.

Korg.

I don't know what high school you graduated from, but the one I graduated from (as well as the rest of the world) understands that with math (especially basic math) there is only one answer. It isn't up for debate. YOUR issue is that you are trying to apply subjective English words to math concepts, incorrectly at that. I really hope you are just trolling, because otherwise you are WAY other thinking the problem or don't understand math well enough.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:01 AM
Don't know why you guys are picking on Korg - his analysis was correct. The did in fact pay 9.33333... each x 3 = 28 for the room because the bellboy kept \$2 of their refund.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:02 AM
Did he charge them \$30 each or just a straight \$30 for one room for the three to share?

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:05 AM

saneguy
Don't know why you guys are picking on Korg - his analysis was correct. The did in fact pay 9.33333... each x 3 = 28 for the room because the bellboy kept \$2 of their refund.

Not true, they paid \$9 each, \$27 total. OF which the bellboy kept \$2 and the hotel received \$25.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Right, but that doesn't matter at all. Doesn't matter how many people wanted to rent rooms, doesn't matter how they split any of the money.

The question is where is the missing dollar, when there isn't a missing dollar.

It could have been just 1 person or 156 people that paid \$30 initially and got back \$3. Following the dollars, the clerk kept \$25, the bellboy kept \$2 and the party of however many imaginary people kept \$3.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Look at it this way...lol

3 people had 10 dollars each. Together they paid 25 dollars for a room and tipped the bellboy 2 dollars. They now each have 1 dollar left.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:17 AM

PsychoEmperor

saneguy
Don't know why you guys are picking on Korg - his analysis was correct. The did in fact pay 9.33333... each x 3 = 28 for the room because the bellboy kept \$2 of their refund.

Not true, they paid \$9 each, \$27 total. OF which the bellboy kept \$2 and the hotel received \$25.

The problem is which point of view you use. From the POV of the hotel the people paid \$8.33333... x 3 =25. From the POV of the guests they paid 3x9=27. From the POV of the bellboy they paid 3 x 9.333333 = 28.

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:23 AM

saneguy

PsychoEmperor

saneguy
Don't know why you guys are picking on Korg - his analysis was correct. The did in fact pay 9.33333... each x 3 = 28 for the room because the bellboy kept \$2 of their refund.

Not true, they paid \$9 each, \$27 total. OF which the bellboy kept \$2 and the hotel received \$25.

The problem is which point of view you use. From the POV of the hotel the people paid \$8.33333... x 3 =25. From the POV of the guests they paid 3x9=27. From the POV of the bellboy they paid 3 x 9.333333 = 28.

lmao, ok now I know you're not being serious. This isn't special relativity where different' POV's acquire different theories. From everyone's POV The hotel has \$25, the bellboy has \$2 and the guests have \$3.

You had me for a second lol good trolling anyway

edit on 3/6/2014 by PsychoEmperor because: add pic

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:49 AM

saneguy
Here's another; when a sheepherder died and had 17 sheep and his will stated that he gives 1/2 to his oldest son, 1/3 to the middle son and 1/9 to the youngest son. No one could figure out how to do this so they asked a wise man and he lent them 1 sheep. Then they had 18 so they gave 9 to the oldest, 6 to the middle one, and 2 to the youngest. Then returned the sheep to the wise man.

So, what was the question ????? or is it complete with the answer ?

posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:51 AM
Look at it this way, (25 + 3 +2)/3 = 25/3 + 3/3 + 2/3 or 8.3333... + 1 + 0.6666666 = 10 .OK, enough said!
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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:55 AM

NullVoid

saneguy
Here's another; when a sheepherder died and had 17 sheep and his will stated that he gives 1/2 to his oldest son, 1/3 to the middle son and 1/9 to the youngest son. No one could figure out how to do this so they asked a wise man and he lent them 1 sheep. Then they had 18 so they gave 9 to the oldest, 6 to the middle one, and 2 to the youngest. Then returned the sheep to the wise man.

So, what was the question ????? or is it complete with the answer ?

lol, the question is..... why does it work when you borrow a sheep?

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