RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3000 times:

The extra dollar never existed.

The original amount is $30.
The room is $25.
The 'pocketed amount' is $2.
The refunded amount is $3.

$9 x 3 = $27

The amount the Clerk pockets is within the $9 paid, the $3 given back makes the total up to $30, the $2 is deducted from the $27 not added to make the $25 room cost.

Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3269 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2992 times:

Must be the new math they are teaching in schools these days.

RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2961 times:

Quoting Rufruf (Reply 4):
It's all in interpretation. Logic ? maybe. numbers don't lie ............ right

Actually, in the puzzle given in your original post, numbers do lie.

You say that the three people get $1 each back, and the motel clerk pockets $2.

Then you say that $10 - $1 = $9. Thats reasonable enough.

However, in that $9 is a cut of the $2 the Clerk keeps, so to add it on later ($27 + $2 = $29) is wrong because its already counted in the running total. What should be added on is the three $1 refunds, which takes the total up to $30 as expected.

Nothings missing, the puzzle as given is basically incorrect on purpose in order to provide the problem stated.

The real question is - what are three people doing with a motel room together? Why havent I been invited?

Sv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2961 times:

It's a trick with the wording.

Richard pretty much explaind it, but to add to it, the three really paid £0.66 each I think of the new amount to contribute to the extra them gave away.

TZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

FutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1295 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9): All I can say is that this sounds like an "hourly rate" at a sleazy motel in a bad part of town.

Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

We spent a whole period in economics talking about this problem...

A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.

The coefficient of x^3 is zero since sin 0 = 0 thus the answer stops there.

Pretty simple if you ask me, it's just substituting values into equations. Requires no brains!

Now Shinkai here is a question for you. You took SIA from Singapore to Perth in 2001. When you changed planes in Singapore to catch the flights to Perth, You thought you were in:

Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 11230 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting DocPepz (Reply 18): Now Shinkai here is a question for you. You took SIA from Singapore to Perth in 2001. When you changed planes in Singapore to catch the flights to Perth, You thought you were in:

1)Asia
2)Europe
3)Mars
4)A Hotel Room with 3 Men

Priceless!

But remember, Stephen Hawking doesn't do geography (geology).

I'm watching Jeopardy. The category is worst Madonna songs. "This one from 1987 is terrible".

DocPepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

My bad, the answer should be 3 - 13.5x^2. Not 15.5 as I said above. I did my A Levels in 2000 which was the last time I touched Maclaurin's series. Thankfully I still remember calculus though I've clearly forgotten how to do simple division. 27/2 is indeed 13.5 and not 15.5.

Shinkai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting DocPepz (Reply 18): Now Shinkai here is a question for you. You took SIA from Singapore to Perth in 2001. When you changed planes in Singapore to catch the flights to Perth, You thought you were in:

1)Asia
2)Europe
3)Mars
4)A Hotel Room with 3 Men

i choose 1.

see you in Singapore Changi Airport this december!

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