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B0HICA
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4/19/2015 1:06:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Three men go to a hotel. The guy behind the counter tells them the room is thirty dollars. So they each give him ten dollars and go up to their room. Later, the clerk realized that the room was twenty five dollars. So he gives the bellhop five dollars to take up to the room. On the way there, he couldn't figure out how to split five dollars three ways, so he gives the men a dollar each, and keeps two dollars. So each man spent nine dollars, for a total of twenty seven dollars, plus the two dollars the bellhop kept, for a total of twenty nine dollars. Where did the last dollar go?

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4/19/2015 10:07:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/19/2015 1:06:17 AM, B0HICA wrote:
Three men go to a hotel. The guy behind the counter tells them the room is thirty dollars. So they each give him ten dollars and go up to their room. Later, the clerk realized that the room was twenty five dollars. So he gives the bellhop five dollars to take up to the room. On the way there, he couldn't figure out how to split five dollars three ways, so he gives the men a dollar each, and keeps two dollars. So each man spent nine dollars, for a total of twenty seven dollars, plus the two dollars the bellhop kept, for a total of twenty nine dollars. Where did the last dollar go?

Please feel free to submit your own brain teasers. I'd like to keep this thread going. If you don't use it, you lose it.

This is oldish. The math is fine, the problem is who did the bellhop take the money from. The men spent (as it turns out) $27 total. Forget about the hotel, it got $25.