posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 02:20 PM
Three people walk into a motel and ask how much it would cost to spend the evening. The manager tells them that it will cost $30 for all three.
Each person gives the hotel manager $10.
Later, the manager realizes that he made a mistake. Because it is a weekday, the cost is $25, not $30. He gives $5 to the bell-boy and tells him to
return the money to the people.
The bell-boy decides to keep $2, and returns the remaining $3 to the people - - $1 to each person.
Each person paid $10 but was refunded $1, netting $9 each.
$9 times 3 (number of people) equals $27.
$27 plus the $2 that the bell-boy kept equals $29.
Who has the last dollar?
[Edited on 11-26-2004 by ShadowHasNoSource]