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# Where's the Dollar?

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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?

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posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 02:23 PM
The 3 guys paid 30, minus the 3 they got back, minus the 2 in the bellboy's pocket. You're not supposed to add them when he gives it back because it's still part of the same thirty.

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