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  • Can you figure out the brain teaser?

    One night 3 men go to a hotel and rent a $30.00 room. Each man chips in $10.00 and then they head to their room. A bit later the hotel clerk tells the bell boy to bring them $5.00 back because he had made a mistake and the room should have only been $25.00. On the way to the room the bell boy tried to figure out how to split $5.00 between 3 people so rather than doing that he kept $2.00 and gave each man back $1.00.

    If each man gave 10 but got 1 back then they each paid $9.00

    9+9+9= 27

    The bell boy kept $2.00

    9+9+9+2= 29

    Where did the other dollar go?



    Took me a few minutes, but eventually I figured it out. Don't post the answer if you figure it out.
    When talking to a fool, be sure he isn't doing the same.

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    it took a minute, and a calculator, but I got it!

    I love a challenge!
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    • #3
      No calculators allowed.
      When talking to a fool, be sure he isn't doing the same.

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      • #4
        LOL I had to write down the numbers on paper (Even though you did above) in order for me to figure it out. I am just happy I figured it out as I usually am the only one who does not and I am affraid to ask.
        Budda sat in front of a wall and when he stood up he was enlightened. I sat in front of a wall and when I stood up the wall was enlightened.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eclipse27 View Post
          One night 3 men go to a hotel and rent a $30.00 room. Each man chips in $10.00 and then they head to their room. A bit later the hotel clerk tells the bell boy to bring them $5.00 back because he had made a mistake and the room should have only been $25.00. On the way to the room the bell boy tried to figure out how to split $5.00 between 3 people so rather than doing that he kept $2.00 and gave each man back $1.00.

          If each man gave 10 but got 1 back then they each paid $9.00

          9+9+9= 27

          The bell boy kept $2.00

          9+9+9+2= 29

          Where did the other dollar go?



          Took me a few minutes, but eventually I figured it out. Don't post the answer if you figure it out.
          I fail to see a mystery here. There is $25 in the till, $2 for the bellboy, and $3 for the guys. How is there a dollar missing here?
          ...hunter of the shadows is rising...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SkepticAlways View Post
            I fail to see a mystery here. There is $25 in the till, $2 for the bellboy, and $3 for the guys. How is there a dollar missing here?

            Well, there's the answer for ya folks.


            As with most brain teasers, the wording can really trick people.
            When talking to a fool, be sure he isn't doing the same.

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