## Monday, August 22, 2005

### This is an old one my dad taught me many years ago...

This is an old one my dad taught me many years ago:

Three people check into a hotel. They pay \$30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is \$25 and gives \$5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that \$5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets \$2 and gives \$1 to each person. Now each person paid \$10 and got back \$1. So they paid \$9 each, totalling \$27. The bellboy has \$2, totalling \$29. Where is the missing \$1?

#### 1 comment:

1. Answer:We have to be careful what we are adding together. Originally, they paid \$30, they each received back \$1, thus they now have only paid \$27. Of this \$27, \$25 went to the manager for the room and \$2 went to the bellboy.

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