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Posted: 6/15/2009 9:27:37 AM EST
Wrap your heads around this one ARFCOMMERS

So two friends and myself are road triping and we decide to call it a day. So we pull into the local motel and get a room. The clerk tells us it $30 for a room so we split it between the three of us. (for you that are bad at math thats $10 a person) So we pull our bags out of the car, put them in the room and decide that we are going to have a few drinks tonight. We go and buy some Wild Turkey for wiskey sours. As we're unlocking the door to our room the clerk walks up and says "Sorry guys, I forgot we changed our rates to $25 a night after we got some stimulus money." He then handed me 5 one dollar bills as a refund. I said thanks and give him $2 as a tip for being honest. We split the other $3. (for you that are bad at math thats $1 a person) So we pound a few drinks and got to thinking... then arguing; If we each got $1 back from the clerk then we each payed $9 for the room. 3 of us at $9 is $27. We gave $2 to the clerk. $27+$2=$29!!!

We origonaly gave the clerk $30 and now only $29 is accounted for. Where did the missing money go?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:32:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
Wrap your heads around this one ARFCOMMERS

So two friends and myself are road triping and we decide to call it a day. So we pull into the local motel and get a room. The clerk tells us it $30 for a room so we split it between the three of us. (for you that are bad at math thats $10 a person) So we pull our bags out of the car, put them in the room and decide that we are going to have a few drinks tonight. We go and buy some Wild Turkey for wiskey sours. As we're unlocking the door to our room the clerk walks up and says "Sorry guys, I forgot we changed our rates to $25 a night after we got some stimulus money." He then handed me 5 one dollar bills as a refund. I said thanks and give him $2 as a tip for being honest. We split the other $3. (for you that are bad at math thats $1 a person) So we pound a few drinks and got to thinking... then arguing; If we each got $1 back from the clerk then we each payed $9 for the room. 3 of us at $9 is $27. We gave $2 to the clerk. $27+$2=$29!!!

We origonaly gave the clerk $30 and now only $29 is accounted for. Where did the missing money go?


dont try to think when you are drunk

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:32:21 AM EST
Please tell me this didn't stump you.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:32:26 AM EST
umm, are you going about this right??

25 for the room
1 for each of you is 3
2 for the clerk=27
27/3 is 9..
I don't see a problem here..
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:33:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
Wrap your heads around this one ARFCOMMERS

So two friends and myself are road triping and we decide to call it a day. So we pull into the local motel and get a room. The clerk tells us it $30 for a room so we split it between the three of us. (for you that are bad at math thats $10 a person) So we pull our bags out of the car, put them in the room and decide that we are going to have a few drinks tonight. We go and buy some Wild Turkey for wiskey sours. As we're unlocking the door to our room the clerk walks up and says "Sorry guys, I forgot we changed our rates to $25 a night after we got some stimulus money." He then handed me 5 one dollar bills as a refund. I said thanks and give him $2 as a tip for being honest. We split the other $3. (for you that are bad at math thats $1 a person) So we pound a few drinks and got to thinking... then arguing; If we each got $1 back from the clerk then we each payed $9 for the room. 3 of us at $9 is $27. We gave $2 to the clerk. $27+$2=$29!!!

We origonaly gave the clerk $30 and now only $29 is accounted for. Where did the missing money go?


Math Fail.

$25 for the room
$1 for each of you is $3
That is $28
$2 for the clerk is $30

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:34:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:34:34 AM EST
27 minus 2 is 25. You're counting the $2 tip twice.

You must be really drunk.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:34:50 AM EST
tax
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:35:16 AM EST
Obama took the $1.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:35:21 AM EST
You each paid 8.33 for the room. = 25 bucks
You each took a buck =9.33 each
you gave the clerk 2 bucks

9.33 *3=27.99999 +2 bucks = 29..99999 bucks


come up with a newer one.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:35:30 AM EST
This question was old and worn when I first read it in a book of brain-teasers I checked out at the elementary school library 25 years ago.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:36:53 AM EST
You SPENT $9 each. The $2 in the clerk's hand is part of what you spent... so you don't ADD it to the money you spent to get back to the original amount. You need to add your $9 spent each ($27) to the money still in hand ($3).
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:37:08 AM EST
You gave the clerk $25 for the room and $2 for the tip. Then you each got a $1 back ($1x3=$3). It's all there, you just figured wrong.

My question is, where did you stay that only costs $25/night. Was this per hour?

-X
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:39:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By lsujim:
Obama took the $1.




THIS!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:40:31 AM EST
This brain teaser got old when my daddy used to tell it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:41:00 AM EST
Ah, the old missing dollar puzzle. I remember trying to figure it out 40 years ago...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:41:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By lsujim:
Obama took the $1.


LMFAO!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:45:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
Wrap your heads around this one ARFCOMMERS

So two friends and myself are road triping and we decide to call it a day. So we pull into the local motel and get a room. The clerk tells us it $30 for a room so we split it between the three of us. (for you that are bad at math thats $10 a person) So we pull our bags out of the car, put them in the room and decide that we are going to have a few drinks tonight. We go and buy some Wild Turkey for wiskey sours. As we're unlocking the door to our room the clerk walks up and says "Sorry guys, I forgot we changed our rates to $25 a night after we got some stimulus money." He then handed me 5 one dollar bills as a refund. I said thanks and give him $2 as a tip for being honest. We split the other $3. (for you that are bad at math thats $1 a person) So we pound a few drinks and got to thinking... then arguing; If we each got $1 back from the clerk then we each payed $9 for the room. 3 of us at $9 is $27. We gave $2 to the clerk. $27+$2=$29!!!

We origonaly gave the clerk $30 and now only $29 is accounted for. Where did the missing money go?


So do you work for GM or Chrysler?


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:50:26 AM EST

$25 a night!

Thats damn cheap. For that price I would of got my own room instead of sacking up with a couple of guys. Is there something your not telling us?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:55:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:57:28 AM EST
Cheap hotel.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:04:41 AM EST
Three guys in a hotel room?



Fag.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:10:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 10:10:36 AM EST by MagKnightX]
Since others have already posted both the solution and how old this is, I'll just say this: since you say it was you, where the hell are you paying $25 a night for a hotel? Harare? Or were you just taking a quick trip to 1932?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:10:04 AM EST
Let's track the dollars:

initially all $30 goes to the hotel
$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ (hotel)

but you get a $5 refund, the dollars are now accounted for as such:

$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$ (hotel)
$$$$$ (you 3)

you give a $2 tip

$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$ (hotel)
$$$ (you 3)
$$ (tip)

There's $30 total: $25 hotel, $3 for you 3, $2 tip = $30

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:35:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
Wrap your heads around this one ARFCOMMERS

So two friends and myself are road triping and we decide to call it a day. So we pull into the local motel and get a room. The clerk tells us it $30 for a room so we split it between the three of us. (for you that are bad at math thats $10 a person) So we pull our bags out of the car, put them in the room and decide that we are going to have a few drinks tonight. We go and buy some Wild Turkey for wiskey sours. As we're unlocking the door to our room the clerk walks up and says "Sorry guys, I forgot we changed our rates to $25 a night after we got some stimulus money." He then handed me 5 one dollar bills as a refund. I said thanks and give him $2 as a tip for being honest. We split the other $3. (for you that are bad at math thats $1 a person) So we pound a few drinks and got to thinking... then arguing; If we each got $1 back from the clerk then we each payed $9 for the room. 3 of us at $9 is $27. We gave $2 to the clerk. $27+$2=$29!!!

We origonaly gave the clerk $30 and now only $29 is accounted for. Where did the missing money go?


No where. Each of the three of you paid $9 for the room, which equals $27, which is $25 for the room and $2 for the tip. The other three dollars you got back.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:39:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
This question was old and worn when I first read it in a book of brain-teasers I checked out at the elementary school library 25 years ago.



lol this. i remember my math teacher telling me this. except no fancy "we were drunk, wanted whiskey, stimulus program HERES FIVE DOLLARS " story....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:41:52 AM EST
and what kind of queers are you? all three guys staying in ONE ROOM?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:02:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:05:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Deech:
and what kind of queers are you? all three guys staying in ONE ROOM?

Have you spent a night in a hotel with a tranny?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:10:39 PM EST
wtf kind of hotel costs $25 a night for three people?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:19:20 PM EST
This is a long time riddle
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:24:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By LORD-eX-Bu:
wtf kind of hotel costs $25 a night for three people?


Normally its full of sex offenders or its the rockroast
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:28:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By lsujim:
Obama took the $1.


the only correct answer
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:30:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By LORD-eX-Bu:
wtf kind of hotel costs $25 a night for three people?


My sense of humor, much like Howard Stern's, tends to push the limits of what is considered decent, and so for that reason I will refrain from offering the first answer that came to mind .

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:33:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2000Z3M:
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
Wrap your heads around this one ARFCOMMERS

So two friends and myself are road triping and we decide to call it a day. So we pull into the local motel and get a room. The clerk tells us it $30 for a room so we split it between the three of us. (for you that are bad at math thats $10 a person) So we pull our bags out of the car, put them in the room and decide that we are going to have a few drinks tonight. We go and buy some Wild Turkey for wiskey sours. As we're unlocking the door to our room the clerk walks up and says "Sorry guys, I forgot we changed our rates to $25 a night after we got some stimulus money." He then handed me 5 one dollar bills as a refund. I said thanks and give him $2 as a tip for being honest. We split the other $3. (for you that are bad at math thats $1 a person) So we pound a few drinks and got to thinking... then arguing; If we each got $1 back from the clerk then we each payed $9 for the room. 3 of us at $9 is $27. We gave $2 to the clerk. $27+$2=$29!!!

We origonaly gave the clerk $30 and now only $29 is accounted for. Where did the missing money go?


dont try to think when you are drunk

A guy in my accounting class stumped the teacher with this joke. She had a CPA and was a former accountant for one of the big four.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:47:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Three guys in a hotel room?



Fag.













Do you own a weed wacker?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:51:23 PM EST
Why would a motel get "Stimulus money"?
Why would the clerk tell you and not keep the money?
You're focused on the wrong things.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:55:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
Why would a motel get "Stimulus money"?
Why would the clerk tell you and not keep the money?
You're focused on the wrong things.


The "stimulus money" did not come from the gubbermint.

It came from a pimp, in appreciation for the hotel letting his ho's use their rooms for "stimulation" of their Johns.

OP - whatever you do, do NOT shine a UV lamp onto those sheets!
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