Riddle me this.

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posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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3 Men check into a motel room. The room cost $30. Each man paid $10. The manager of the motel realized he overcharged the men for their room. The room should have been $25. He gave the bellboy $5 to give back to the men. The bellboy took the money, but on the way thought to himself, "$5 cannot be divided evenly by 3 people." The bellboy then pocketed $2 and decided to give the men $3 back, each man receiving $1. At this point the room cost each man $9.

$9 x 3 = $27

$27 + $2 (Bellboy pocketted) = $29.

What happened to the last dollar? They originally paid $30 for the room!




posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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How about $25 + $3 + $2 = $30



You forgot about the $3 you gave back and counted the $2 twice.


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posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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The remaining 2 dollars that the boy pocketed should be subtracted from the 27 instead of added, making it 25 dollars for the room.

Edit to add:

But I must admit it had me a little confused for a few minutes

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posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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he should've been fired...also, he could've given each man 1.66 and kept 2 cents for that reasoning.



posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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I didn't feel like changing it from where i copied it but when i originally heard this riddle, the $2 was given to him as a tip, doesn't change the math at all.



posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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if the bell boy pocketed 2, then 30-2=28
not 27
smh
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posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by iSHRED
3 Men check into a motel room. The room cost $30. Each man paid $10. The manager of the motel realized he overcharged the men for their room. The room should have been $25. He gave the bellboy $5 to give back to the men. The bellboy took the money, but on the way thought to himself, "$5 cannot be divided evenly by 3 people." The bellboy then pocketed $2 and decided to give the men $3 back, each man receiving $1. At this point the room cost each man $9.

$9 x 3 = $27

$27 + $2 (Bellboy pocketted) = $29.

What happened to the last dollar? They originally paid $30 for the room!



the room was s**t. not worth the money per man.
there were *cocks* everywhere.
we told the bell-end to shove the $2 up his arse!

jokes on us.

eta: *roaches*.



posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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I know.... it's just confusing in the way it was originally presented.





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