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    The Missing dollar.

    Three men go to a hotel to stay over for the night. The clerk tells the men that each room is $30 per night. To save money the three men decide to share one room and each pay $10. Later the clerk relies that the room is really $25 per night and sends the bell boy to return the $5 back to the three men. Not knowing how to split the $5 three ways the bell boy gives each of the men $1 back and keeps the $2 for him self.

    Now each man has payed $9 for the room for a total of $27, and the bell boy kept $2 for a grand total of $29. Where is the last $1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astal View Post
    Three men go to a hotel to stay over for the night. The clerk tells the men that each room is $30 per night. To save money the three men decide to share one room and each pay $10. Later the clerk relies that the room is really $25 per night and sends the bell boy to return the $5 back to the three men. Not knowing how to split the $5 three ways the bell boy gives each of the men $1 back and keeps the $2 for him self.

    Now each man has payed $9 for the room for a total of $27, and the bell boy kept $2 for a grand total of $29. Where is the last $1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astal View Post
    Three men go to a hotel to stay over for the night. The clerk tells the men that each room is $30 per night. To save money the three men decide to share one room and each pay $10. Later the clerk relies that the room is really $25 per night and sends the bell boy to return the $5 back to the three men. Not knowing how to split the $5 three ways the bell boy gives each of the men $1 back and keeps the $2 for him self.

    Now each man has payed $9 for the room for a total of $27, and the bell boy kept $2 for a grand total of $29. Where is the last $1?

    Sends the bell boy to return the $5 back to the three men. Not knowing how to split the $5 three ways the bell boy gives each of the men $1 back and keeps the $2 for him self.


    The bellboy was sent to return the $5 bucks to the THREE men, so he gives $1 to the first man, $1 to the secound man and $1 to the third man and keeps $2 himself

    1+1+1+2 = 5.
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