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Where did the extra dollar go? #171859
01/06/05 07:19 PM
01/06/05 07:19 PM
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John Galt Offline OP
John Galt  Offline OP
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?

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

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!

Re: Where did the extra dollar go? #171861
01/06/05 09:23 PM
01/06/05 09:23 PM
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Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
Ernie B Offline
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DAMN, Your'e good!

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.
Re: Where did the extra dollar go? #171862
01/07/05 04:43 AM
01/07/05 04:43 AM
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Posts: 4,268
Bellaire, Tx. and the World
Denny Shane Offline
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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

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

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
Re: Where did the extra dollar go? #171864
01/07/05 03:05 PM
01/07/05 03:05 PM
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streetchie Offline
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I've got the extra dollar and not giving it back.

Re: Where did the extra dollar go? #171865
01/07/05 03:23 PM
01/07/05 03:23 PM
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Posts: 52
John Galt Offline OP
John Galt  Offline OP
Streechie invites all at Fidos for drinks tomorrow night to spend some found money.

Re: Where did the extra dollar go? #171866
01/07/05 06:52 PM
01/07/05 06:52 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 561
Spring, Texas
HavinFun Offline
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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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