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## Brain Teaser - someone explain

Hi all received this email, can someone explain...
Quote:
> 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.
> >>
> >>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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3 guys - \$3

bellboy - \$2

hotel - \$25

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total = \$30

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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.

Quote:
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??

Stu2000

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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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Cheers,

Dan
Founder and CEO

LionsGate Creative
GoodPassRobot
Magelln
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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Cheers,

Dan
Founder and CEO

LionsGate Creative
GoodPassRobot
Magelln