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# Riddle me this.

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posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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
How about \$25 + \$3 + \$2 = \$30

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

edit on 30/12/2012 by OccamAssassin because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:37 PM

The remaining 2 dollars that the boy pocketed should be subtracted from the 27 instead of added, making it 25 dollars for the room.

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

edit on 30-12-2012 by Bronagh because: (no reason given)

edit on 30-12-2012 by Bronagh because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:54 PM

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
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
if the bell boy pocketed 2, then 30-2=28
not 27
smh
edit on 30-12-2012 by SamTGonzalez because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:54 PM

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
I know.... it's just confusing in the way it was originally presented.

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