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Brain Teaser - someone explain
Hi all received this email, can someone explain...
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> Ok - someone please tell me the answer before it
> drives me insane !!
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> >>3 men go into a motel. The desk clerk said the
> room was
> >>$30, so each man paid $10 and went to the room.
> >>A while later,the desk clerk realized the room was
> >>only $25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys'
> >>room with $5.
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> >>On the way, the bellboy couldn't figure out how
> >>to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave
> >>each man $1 and kept the other $2 for himself.
> >>This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the
> room,
> >>which is a total of $27.
> >>Add to that the $2 the bellboy kept and the total
> >>is $29.
> >>Where is the other dollar?

Stu2000

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Re: [stu2000] Brain Teaser - someone explain In reply to
3 guys - $3

bellboy - $2

hotel - $25

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total = $30

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Re: [dan] Brain Teaser - someone explain In reply to
I can see the sense their, but am I not right in saying that each guy paid originally with a 10 note and they received 1 back, so in fact the money each guy spent was 9 each.

Plus that of 2 the bell boy took, again the way its worded theres 1 short. We all know there not, but wheres the error in the email, what is the part that catches you out.

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3 guys - $3

bellboy - $2

hotel - $25

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total = $30

So the question to this then, is how much did each bloke pay??
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Stu2000

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Re: [stu2000] Brain Teaser - someone explain In reply to
The answer is that there is no missing $1. They are just trying to confuse the reader with faulty logic regarding checks and balances. It all adds up when done properly. Or am i missing something in a truly blond moment.

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Re: [dan] Brain Teaser - someone explain In reply to
To put it a better way, the [Three Guys] paid $9 per, for a total of $27. The [Desk Clerk] received $25. The [Bellboy] received $2. Then you either (1) add the [Bellboy] $2 to the [Desk Clerk] $25, or (2) subtract from the [Three Guys] $27. You do not add to the [Three Guys] $27 as they do in this teaser. So no missing $1 if you do the math right.

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Dan
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LionsGate Creative
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