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MarquisX
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8/26/2010 2:59:12 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Three guests check into a hotel room. The clerk says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $2 for himself.

Now that each of the guests has been given $1 back, each has paid $9, bringing the total paid to $27. The bellhop has $2. If the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?
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Alex
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8/26/2010 3:05:13 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/26/2010 2:59:12 AM, MarquisX wrote:
Three guests check into a hotel room. The clerk says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $2 for himself.

Now that each of the guests has been given $1 back, each has paid $9, bringing the total paid to $27. The bellhop has $2. If the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?

Okay now THIS ONE is posted here a lot.

If you look at it the right way then each person actually ended up paying 8.333$

In the end the clerk has 25@

The bellhop has 2$

And each guy has 1

25+2+3 = 30. No missing dollar
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MarquisX
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8/26/2010 3:09:00 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/26/2010 3:05:13 AM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
At 8/26/2010 2:59:12 AM, MarquisX wrote:
Three guests check into a hotel room. The clerk says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $2 for himself.

Now that each of the guests has been given $1 back, each has paid $9, bringing the total paid to $27. The bellhop has $2. If the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?

Okay now THIS ONE is posted here a lot.

If you look at it the right way then each person actually ended up paying 8.333$

In the end the clerk has 25@

The bellhop has 2$

And each guy has 1

25+2+3 = 30. No missing dollar
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I'll find one for you im fairly new here so i woulndt know
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lovelife
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8/26/2010 6:05:06 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lol that one was hard the first time. I figured it out and got bonus points in my biology class tho.
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