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Where's the Dollar?

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posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 02:20 PM
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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?

:bnghd:

[Edited on 11-26-2004 by ShadowHasNoSource]




posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 02:23 PM
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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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