# Where did the dollar go?

 Forum topic by HumidorMinister posted 08-05-2013 08:19 AM 923 views 0 times favorited 11 replies
 HumidorMinister412 posts in 3381 days 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-) -- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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 69BBNova341 posts in 2214 days #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. GrandpaLen1650 posts in 2270 days #2 posted 08-05-2013 04:33 PM ...as always, the devil’s in the details. 8-) -- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana. PurpLev8535 posts in 3646 days #3 posted 08-05-2013 04:49 PM the detail being the ”add the 2 dollars…” nice one ;) -- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route. 69BBNova341 posts in 2214 days #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 DrDirt4424 posts in 3740 days #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 -- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain Bill White4929 posts in 3958 days #6 posted 08-05-2013 06:43 PM Don’t you know that I HATE reading problems? :))Bill -- bill@magraphics.us HumidorMinister412 posts in 3381 days #7 posted 08-05-2013 06:57 PM LOL, quite a teaser isn’t it? -- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours. HumidorMinister412 posts in 3381 days #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 -- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours. crank494030 posts in 2969 days #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. waho6o98190 posts in 2575 days #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 DrDirt4424 posts in 3740 days #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 two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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