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Default The Missing Dollar!

Three 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 guy's room with the $5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split the $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, and the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29.

Where is the other dollar?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:07 AM
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That's because you added the bellhops 2 bucks to the 27 bucks instead of subtracting it. So 9 bucks each is 27 less the bellhops 2 is 25 the cost of the room.
In other words the cost of the room is 25 plus the bellhops 2 for a total of 27.
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