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vikingshadow
03-03-2007, 02:15 AM
3 men go to a hotel and get a room. It's a cheap hotel, and they only have to pay $30.00 for the room. Each man pays $10.00. Like I said, it's a cheap hotel, and the room isn't very good.

The hotel manager looks in the records and sees that the men paid $30.00 for the room, and notices that the room they are in is only a $25.00 room (like I said, it's a CHEAP hotel!) so he gives the bellhop $5.00 to give back to the men.

On the way back to the room, the bellhop decides there is no way to divide 5.00 into three so he puts $2.00 in his pocket and gives each of the men $1.00.

So, each of the men end up paying $9.00 for the room. $9 X 3= $27. The bellhop keeps $2.00. $27.00 + 2.00 = $29.00. The original cost was $30.00. Where did the extra $1.00 go?


Apparantly, most of the time women get this answer correct. Men have trouble the first time they hear it. The person who answers this correctly will get an e-high five from me!

DFSniper
03-03-2007, 02:25 AM
when the $5 got taken out, 2 guys paid $8 and one paid $9, making it $25. Then, if you take the $2 the bellhop took and put it with the $25, itll give you $27. Which leaves the $3 that the bellhop gave back. so theres no money missing.

it helps when you get paid in small bills and have plenty laying around...

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 05:13 AM
The bellhop only took $2 away and theres 3 guys. So the extra dollar is in my pocket. ;)

But really..there isnt any missing $$, just bad calculations.

vikingshadow
03-03-2007, 06:32 AM
Interesting, but not the answer I have, although that's a long way around.

yod3r
03-03-2007, 06:39 AM
jeeze you have me stumped on this vike, usually im good at these things but im just not gettin this one lol. Is the $1.00 put towards tax :D

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 08:00 AM
Maybe the dollar is towards the energy to go up and down the halls/stairs cause the bellhop is so fat hes lazy unless you pay him. :dodgy:

This is a toughy.

Now that I took a few minutes to go in depth, DFSniper's way is very possible and I cant see any other way. It'd be $9x3=27 and give $1 to each of the guys and you'd get 30.

I win. :D

durrell
03-03-2007, 08:03 AM
The men initially paid $10 each: $30.

The refund was $5.00, which was split $2 to the bellhop, $1 ea to the 3 men; $5.00.

The hotel got $25, the bellhop got $2, each of the 3 men got back $1 apiece (making the cost of the room $9.00 ea - $27.00); the original $30.00 is accounted for.

*e-high fives myself* :D

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 08:06 AM
I got it before durrell
I get a high 5 :D

vikingshadow
03-03-2007, 08:10 AM
Yay! Durrell, and the others, all get an E-High five!

Heck, e-high 5's to everyone because I'm in a decent mood!

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 08:11 AM
At least we tried. :D

wylde01
03-03-2007, 08:12 AM
the manager gives 5 dollars back to the guys but the bellhop gives them 3 dollars. the room was 25 dollars, the men get 3 which = 28 dollars and the the bellhop has the other 2 dollars = 30 dollars

gj durrel

RIpaintballer
03-03-2007, 08:17 AM
9x3=27 27+2=29 wrong

they pay $9.33 repeating 3 or .34 if you round each
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9.33 repeating 3 x 3=28 28+2=30 yay

=P
i win

fixed

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 08:20 AM
27-5=3Please tell me where you learned your mathematic skills. ;)

RIpaintballer
03-03-2007, 08:27 AM
shhh im fixing it
so they payed $9.34 each

DyNasty9
03-03-2007, 08:37 AM
i hate math lol. i still dont get it who has the other dollar? noone?

durrell
03-03-2007, 08:40 AM
Basically what the riddle does is make it look like the bellhop got paid twice. Think about it:

Room:25 dollars
Bellhop gets paid: 2 dollars
Men get a dollar a piece :3 dollars
Total: 30 dollars

Basically, the men pay 9 dollars a piece unknowingly because they pay 25 dollars for the room and then 2 dollars to the bellhop. So since each man paid 10 dollars a piece, but got a dollar back, that equals 9 dollars. 25 dollars for the room + 2 dollars to bellhop = 27 dollars divided by 3 men = 9 dollars a piece.

vikingshadow
03-03-2007, 10:52 AM
Mwahahahahaha - dang teachers sneaking in and making people think ON A WEEKEND!!!!!!

RIpaintballer
03-03-2007, 11:07 AM
who won?

vikingshadow
03-03-2007, 11:28 AM
Yay! Durrell, and the others, all get an E-High five!

Heck, e-high 5's to everyone because I'm in a decent mood!

Um, first page much? :p

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 01:41 PM
Um, first page much? :p1st pages are overrated. :p

Theheroguy
03-03-2007, 02:59 PM
wait I just got back from getting my permit/going to a party and I got it in five seconds