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Posted: 12/22/2005 5:42:07 PM EDT
Okay so a room costs 30 dollars at a hotel, and 3 guys pay 10 dollars each for the room. The woman at the desk realizes the room is only 25 dollars so she tells a bell hop to take 5 dollars back to their room and give it to them. He can't figure out a way to divide 5 dollars amongst 3 men so he takes 2 and puts it in his pocket and gives each of the men 1 dollar. That means each of the men paid 9 dollars for the room. 9x3=27 dollars, plus the 2 dollars the bell hop kept equals 29 dollars.....where did the extra dollar go?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:43:12 PM EDT
My pocket.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:43:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:43:24 PM EDT by david_g17]
taxes.

the .gov wants it all.

didn't einstein confuse some uber l33t people with that one?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:44:43 PM EDT
The same place as the missing socks.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:46:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cableguy221:
Okay so a room costs 30 dollars at a hotel, and 3 guys pay 10 dollars each for the room. The woman at the desk realizes the room is only 25 dollars so she tells a bell hop to take 5 dollars back to their room and give it to them. He can't figure out a way to divide 5 dollars amongst 3 men so he takes 2 and puts it in his pocket and gives each of the men 1 dollar. That means each of the men paid 9 dollars for the room. 9x3=27 dollars, plus the 2 dollars the bell hop kept equals 29 dollars.....where did the extra dollar go?



What the fuck??? OK How did that happen?? You now have mne on a mission... BASTARD!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:47:29 PM EDT
me + your riddle + miller lite = you burning in hell

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:47:46 PM EDT
Because @ $25 / 3 = 8.33333
+ 1 dollar back = 9.333333

9.33333 * 3 = $28 + $2 in bellhops pocket = $30

hope that helps.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:48:05 PM EDT
$25 for room + $2 in pocket + $3 returned = $30
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:48:17 PM EDT
25 in the till + 2 in the bellhop's pocket + 3 back to the men = 30
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:48:39 PM EDT
$30 total - minus two for the bellhops pocket = $28 paid, not 27. They are tricking you by making you take the three dollars away from the total instead of two.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:50:30 PM EDT
My dad used to tell that one. I'd almost forgotten it.

Thanks for the memory.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:51:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:53:25 PM EDT by thelastgunslinger]
The other way to look at it is like this:

Each man paid 9 * 3 = 27

room was 25

27-25=2 (which is in the bellhop's pocket)


Total cost to the men = 25 for the room + 2 that the bellhop takes = 27
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:52:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:53:03 PM EDT by DukeSnookems]
3 guys in a $25/night hotel room? I don't like the way this sounds - not that there's anything wrong with that.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:53:14 PM EDT
It's a play on words .

It should read $25 for the room and a $5 refund spit
among 4 people , with three getting $1 each and the
other getting $2 for a total of $30 .
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:53:59 PM EDT
Here's a hint, you can't divide 25 by 3 and have a whole number.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:54:00 PM EDT
[jesse jackson voice]The question is moot--I get the dollar[/jesse jackson voice]
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:55:04 PM EDT
The statement that each man paid 9 dollars for the room is false.
Each man only paid $8.3333 for the $25 dollar room. The "missing" dollar is included in the bellhop's $2.00
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:55:34 PM EDT
Next time they should have stayed at a NRA participating motel...they would have saved a few bucks and not deal with any of this.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:56:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Because @ $25 / 3 = 8.33333
+ 1 dollar back = 9.333333

9.33333 * 3 = $28 + $2 in bellhops pocket = $30

hope that helps.



Thats what I came up with too.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:00:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAndRetarded:
The statement that each man paid 9 dollars for the room is false.
Each man only paid $8.3333 for the $25 dollar room. The "missing" dollar is included in the bellhop's $2.00



Eacg man paid $10 for the room cause it was miss priced at $30. Bell hop was to bring $5 back. It is a miss play on words, but they did pay the $10 each to begine with, its says so.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:00:13 PM EDT
This is a riddle?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:00:41 PM EDT
$30.00 for the room? 3 Guys? Is this by the day or hour?

Sounds like Tijuana rates.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:02:27 PM EDT

Obviously the answer is 87.

You're welcome.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:08:03 PM EDT
Holy Cow!


This is something that stumped my 5th Grade Teacher!

A couple of years later I had another Teacher that explained how it works:

Simplified for DUm-DUm's Trolling here:

$25 for the room.
Of the $5 remaining, one to each man; that is $26, $27, and $28.
And $2 for the Bell Hop for $29 and $30!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:19:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 6:30:31 PM EDT by kar98k]
The $25 that was supposed to be charged doesn't matter. The real amount is the $30 paid minus the 2 dollars taken by the bellboy.

10 x 3 = $30.00 Total paid by 3 guys

30 - 2 = $28.00 Total minus the $2 the bellboy took

28/3 = $9.33 1/3 Total paid divided by 3 is amount each renter actually paid



How to check the math:

2/3 = .66 2/3 $2.00 divided by three: amount bellboy took from each guy as a "tip"

10.00 - .66 2/3 = 9.33 1/3 Amount each paid minus (1/3 of $2.00) amount taken by bellboy.

$9.33 1/3 Amount each paid. Check.


Another way to look at it:

Bill is $25.00

25/3 = $8.33 1/3 amount each owes on $25.00 bill.

10.00 - 8.33 1/3 = $1.66 2/3 amount remaining from the $10 each already paid

1.66 2/3 - 1.00 = $ .66 2/3 (or 1/3 of $2.00) the amount taken from each by the bellboy.

8.33 1/3 + .66 2/3 = $9 Plus amount taken by busboy.

10.00 - 9.0 = $1.00 Amount refunded to each.

Edited to add the blue and change the last 2 lines.



Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:24:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
3 guys in a $25/night hotel room? I don't like the way this sounds - not that there's anything wrong with that.

Yeah, that's the part of the story that creeps me out. I'm sure that at some point during the night, out of the still darkness, a lonely voice was heard to say, "OK. My turn."

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:25:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By offctr:
[jesse jackson voice]The question is moot--I get the dollar[/jesse jackson voice]



I REMEMBER THAT SKIT!!!

What does he win don Pardo??

He wins a car!! Its a LOVELY car, Its a lovely RED car... Its a lovely red car with a radio!! Back to you Jessie!!
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