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#5841470 - 07/21/15 01:55 PM Riddle
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Three people go to rent a motel room
The guy at the counter says the room is $30
They each give him $10
after they walked off, he realized that he charged them $30 for a $25 room so he sends the $5 with the bellhop to return to them
When he get's there, they start trying to figure out how three people are going to split $5, so he gives them each $1 and keeps $2 for a tip
So now they have spent $9 each right?
$9x3= $27 plus the $2 that was the Bellhops tip =$29 What happened to the other $1?
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#5841481 - 07/21/15 02:05 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Obama stole it.... peep
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#5841492 - 07/21/15 02:14 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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My head just exploded
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#5841499 - 07/21/15 02:19 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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25/3=8.33. Not 9. .33*3=1
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#5841502 - 07/21/15 02:20 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Nothing happened to it.
They spent 8.33 on their motel room and .66 cents on a tip nothing happened to the dollar.
25 hotel, 2 bellhop, 3 men
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#5841506 - 07/21/15 02:24 PM Re: Riddle [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Obama stole it.... peep


That answer makes the most sense.
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#5841508 - 07/21/15 02:25 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Nothing happened to it. $25 to hotel, Dollars 26 and 27 to bellhop, Dollars 28, 29 30 back to each person.


Edited by hook_n_line (07/21/15 02:32 PM)
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#5841509 - 07/21/15 02:27 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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They spent $25 on the room and gave a $2 tip for a total of $27. They each gave $10 for a total of $30 andeach got $1 back making the total spent $27. The tip is included in the $9 that they each spent, not in addition to it.
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#5841513 - 07/21/15 02:30 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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LOL
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#5841526 - 07/21/15 02:43 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Who cares about the dollar. Why did that SOB get a 2 dollar tip for overcharging us? grin

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#5841614 - 07/21/15 04:24 PM Re: Riddle [Re: Gdogg]
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Originally Posted By: Gdogg
Who cares about the dollar. Why did that SOB get a 2 dollar tip for overcharging us? grin
I wanna know that too. Lowsy service if you ask me.
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#5841701 - 07/21/15 05:15 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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$9x3=$27 that each man paid after each got their dollar back. $27-$2 tip is the $25 rate that was to have been charged. No money missing.
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#5841919 - 07/21/15 07:35 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Why did the bellhop think he was worth a $2 tip? soap
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#5842286 - 07/21/15 11:16 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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You can try to change it up all you want and talk in confusing circles but I saw this in a math book years ago and the mathematician experts say this is one of only several mathmatical errors known to exist. It "cannot" be explained or figured out. It doesn't compute and that's that.

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#5843759 - 07/22/15 07:53 PM Re: Riddle [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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This is really simple.....the original wording is misleading

1. When the bellhop gives them back $1 each the men have paid $10-$1 = $9/each or 3x$9 - $27 total. So the amount that needs to be accounted for is $27.

2. So the number that you need to get to is $27 NOT $30. And you get there by $25 that the front desk has and $2 that the bellhop has.

3. They word it trying to make you think that you need to somehow bridge to the $30 using there mathematics....they mislead you ...you need to bridge to the $27. If you want to account for the original three $10 bills or $30 total it's .....front desk has $25...bellhop has $2 and each man has $1 (3X$1 = $3).

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