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#171859 - 01/06/05 07:19 PM Where did the extra dollar go?  
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Three men decided to split the cost of a hotel room. The hotel manager gave them a price of $30.

The men split the bill evenly, each paying $10, and went to their room. However, the hotel manager realized that it was a Wednesday night, which meant the hotel had a special: rooms were only $25. He had overcharged them $5!

He called the bellboy, gave him five one-dollar bills and told him to return it to the men.

When the bellboy explained the situation to the men, they were so pleased at the honesty of the establishment that they promptly tipped the bellboy $2 of the $5 he had returned and each kept $1 for himself.

So each of the three men ended up paying $9 (their original $10, minus $1 back) totaling $27, plus $2 for the bellboy makes $29.

Where did the extra dollar go?

#171860 - 01/06/05 08:32 PM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  

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Hi Gang!
Is that money US$ or BZ$?

Seriously, the reasoning of the calculation isn't logical. The guys paid $25 for the hotel room, $2 for the tip ($27), and then got $1 back each to make the original $30. The $2 they got back is part of the $27, you can't add it again as a tip. right? this is a little hard to get your mind around - especially without the assistance of a couple of Belikins!

#171861 - 01/06/05 09:23 PM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  
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#171862 - 01/07/05 04:43 AM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  
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I started to figure it out and then decided to take the lazy approach and wait for lawcucui to figure it out. Thanks! laugh eek

#171863 - 01/07/05 08:18 AM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  
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I was waiting for the lawsuit. :rolleyes:


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#171864 - 01/07/05 03:05 PM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  
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I've got the extra dollar and not giving it back.

#171865 - 01/07/05 03:23 PM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  
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Streechie invites all at Fidos for drinks tomorrow night to spend some found money.

#171866 - 01/07/05 06:52 PM Re: Where did the extra dollar go?  
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Room rate 10.00 each
Discount -1.66 each
Adjusted rate 9.34 each
Tip for bell boy .66 each


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