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Forum topic by HumidorMinister posted 08-05-2013 08:19 AM 690 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HumidorMinister

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08-05-2013 08:19 AM

3 people check into a hotel for 30 dollars. After they go to their room, the manager realizes he over charged them 5 bucks. He tells the bell hop to take the five bucks to them. The bell hop thinks “They can’t split five bucks 3 ways, I’ll pocket 2 bucks & refund one dollar to each” This now means they paid 9 bucks a piece for the room. If you multiply 9×3 you get $27.00 dollars, add the 2 dollars the bell hop put in his pocket,you get $29.00 dollars…...Where did the other dollar go????? 8-)

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69BBNova

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 09:32 AM

I’m Looking at this differently, but…

Figure it was $30 The manager gave back $5 which is $25 total cost for lodging…

The hop keeps $2 and give the lodgers back $3…

$25 + $3 =$28…

$28 + the $2 the bellhop kept = $30 total…

This is providing I assume total cost for all three people…

I think this is right, but I’m not sure..lol

As I look this over it does not seen right anymore…lol

Also its 5:30am and I haven’t slept yet.

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 04:33 PM

...as always, the devil’s in the details. 8-)

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 04:49 PM

the detail being the ”add the 2 dollars…”

nice one ;)

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 05:07 PM

Did I get it right?...

I’m still not sure , it still looks like a moron wrote that answer…lol

Its 7 1/2 hours later and I still haven’t slept yet…lol

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 06:37 PM

You have to turn it around.

They paid 27 dollars for a 25 dollar room. 25 to the manager down stairs…. 2 dollars to the bellhop.

so it is 27-2=25

Nice brain teaser….not fair on a Monday :-P

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Bill White

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 06:43 PM

Don’t you know that I HATE reading problems? :))
Bill

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HumidorMinister

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 06:57 PM

LOL, quite a teaser isn’t it?

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#8 posted 08-06-2013 05:23 AM

Instead of paying 10 each, the got a dollar back each. Now they’ve paid 9.00 each, + the 2 in the hops pocket _ 29 bucks, when you do it that way, the dollar disappears. We found a crack in the universe. LOL

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#9 posted 08-06-2013 03:41 PM

Well, I’d just like to know who stays in a hotel that only charges $10 for a room? And also has a bell hop, no less.
This brain teaser must have been around for more than 50 years based on these prices.

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 08-06-2013 03:45 PM

“This now means they paid 9 bucks a piece for the room”
Incorrect

3 people check into a hotel for 30 dollars.
Busted

LOL

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DrDirt

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#11 posted 08-06-2013 05:11 PM

Sure the paid 30 dollars.
Then the clerk gave back 5.

So the room was 25 dollars.

They each paid 9.
So they spent 27 dollars for a room that actually cost 25 dollars, while the bellhop pocketed 2 bucks.

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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