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HumidorMinister

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357 days ago

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 357 days ago

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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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 357 days ago

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

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 357 days ago

the detail being the ”add the 2 dollars…”

nice one ;)

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69BBNova

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#4 posted 357 days ago

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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DrDirt

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#5 posted 357 days ago

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 357 days ago

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

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HumidorMinister

406 posts in 1985 days


#7 posted 357 days ago

LOL, quite a teaser isn’t it?

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HumidorMinister

406 posts in 1985 days


#8 posted 356 days ago

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.

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crank49

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#9 posted 356 days ago

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.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 356 days ago

“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 356 days ago

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.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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