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Originally posted by 5pooky
I know this has been around for awhile but I do enjoy odd math questions. If you have insight on this, please share. Just a fun little thread. Here is the question...
Three men go to stay at a motel and the clerk charges them $30.00 for the room. They split the cost ten dollars each. Later the manager tells the clerk that he over-charged the men and that the actual cost should have been
$25.00. He gives the clerk $5.00 and tells him to give it to the men. But he decides to cheat them and pockets $2.00. He then gives each man a dollar. Now each man has paid $9.00 to stay in the room and 3 X $9.00 = $27.00. The clerk pocketed $2.00. $27.00 + $2.00 = $29.00. So where is the other $1.00?
Originally posted by 5pooky
I know this has been around for awhile but I do enjoy odd math questions. If you have insight on this, please share. Just a fun little thread. Here is the question...
Three men go to stay at a motel and the clerk charges them $30.00 for the room. They split the cost ten dollars each. Later the manager tells the clerk that he over-charged the men and that the actual cost should have been
$25.00. He gives the clerk $5.00 and tells him to give it to the men. But he decides to cheat them and pockets $2.00. He then gives each man a dollar. Now each man has paid $9.00 to stay in the room and 3 X $9.00 = $27.00. The clerk pocketed $2.00. $27.00 + $2.00 = $29.00. So where is the other $1.00?
Originally posted by Jooles
Reply to post by 5pooky
Hey, if we're having fun with maths, let STEers have a go at this:
X=Y
X^2=XY
X^2-Y^2=XY-Y^2
(X+Y)(X-Y)=Y(X-Y)
X+Y=Y
2X=X
2=1
??
LOL
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Originally posted by Jooles
2X=X
2=1
Originally posted by 5pooky
I know this has been around for awhile but I do enjoy odd math questions. If you have insight on this, please share. Just a fun little thread. Here is the question...
Three men go to stay at a motel and the clerk charges them $30.00 for the room. They split the cost ten dollars each. Later the manager tells the clerk that he over-charged the men and that the actual cost should have been
$25.00. He gives the clerk $5.00 and tells him to give it to the men. But he decides to cheat them and pockets $2.00. He then gives each man a dollar. Now each man has paid $9.00 to stay in the room and 3 X $9.00 = $27.00. The clerk pocketed $2.00. $27.00 + $2.00 = $29.00. So where is the other $1.00?
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by 5pooky
Which sentence is correct?
1. Two and three ARE four.
2. Two and three IS four.
Which sentence is correct?
1. The egg ARE white in the middle.
2. The egg IS white in the middle.
Verbally ask your friends and family. Most will choose 2 on both questions.
edit on 6/10/2012 by jiggerj because: (no reason given)