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 The Missing Dollar
 BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0Posted Wed Nov 5 2003 09:07:29 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

 After reading the thread "I dont get this", it reminded me of a good puzzle I read some time ago. See if you can explain where the missing dollar has gone. 3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS \$30, SO EACH MAN PAID \$10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM. A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY \$25, SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH \$5. ON THE WAY THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT \$5 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A \$1 AND KEPT THE OTHER \$2 FOR HIMSELF. THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID \$9 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF \$27, ADD THE \$2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = \$29. WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR? BartiniMan
 707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27 Reply 1, posted Wed Nov 5 2003 10:12:55 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

 WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR? I'd say under your Caps Lock key... No, more seriously. The total is 27\$, but the 2\$ the bellboy kept for himself are not taken from the 30\$. They are a supplement from the 25\$ the 3 (unwise) men should have paid. 25+2 = 27. To go from 27\$ to 30\$ you add 3\$. Thos were not kept by the bell boy, but just given back to the guests. And please, just don't shout like that, you sound like my 7th grade math teacher... 707
 UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 49 Reply 2, posted Wed Nov 5 2003 10:43:51 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

 Aaargh ! 707cmf showing his superior math skills (and big head in the process) again !     Will
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 707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27 Reply 3, posted Wed Nov 5 2003 10:56:32 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

 and big head in the process Well, Big Giant Head, actually. But you know, Will, it does not take math skills that superior to add flights durations in one's log book   Anyway, vieille put, I'm sure you'll feel more at home in that thread : http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/447331/ 707[Edited 2003-11-05 10:57:40]
 BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted Wed Nov 5 2003 14:54:27 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

 I was ready to paste the answer from the site that I copied this riddle from, cause I was sure people would have a hard time figuring it out. Yet 707 is too smart and quick for all of us.   BartiniMan P.S. the reason for the caps lock is cause i copied and pasted, and thats the way it came out and i didnt want to rewrite it in lower case letters.
 Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted Wed Nov 5 2003 14:57:11 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

 707cmf is right. Here is the arithmetic proof. RP = Room Price (original) GS = Guy's Share (original) E = Price of "error" So first: RP = 3 x GS Then, clerk realizes error and fixes it: RP - E = (3 x GS) - E Bellboy gives each Guys a reimbursement (R) of 1\$ and keeps balance (B) of 2\$. Therefore: RP - E = (3 x GS) - (3 x R) - 2 We simplify: RP - E = 3(GS - R) - 2 We solve: RP = 30 GS = 10 E = 5 R = 1 B = 2 30 - 5 = 3(10 - 1) - 2 25 = 25.
 Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
 Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6758 posts, RR: 54 Reply 6, posted Wed Nov 5 2003 23:15:49 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

 Bartiniman, your math is brilliant, it's exactly as the minister of finances in my country. Come up here, you will have a great career in the Ministry of Finances.   All you need to learn is to put about nine or ten zeroes behind your figures.
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 Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20 Reply 7, posted Thu Nov 6 2003 01:03:24 UTC (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

 i like cheese, does anyone else like cheese?
 The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
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