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Offline GaryC

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Maths ?
« on: July 23, 2008, 12:43:17 PM »
3 MEN GO INTO A HOTEL.

THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS $30

SO EACH MAN PAID $10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM.

A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK 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 A $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 THE $2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = $29.

WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR?    ???

Offline brian raftery

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 01:03:19 PM »
For the answer go to google ;)
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Offline rez

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 02:35:56 PM »
I heard this one a while ago but was never told the answer. Someone please put me out of my misery  :whiteflag
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Offline Mr. Darragh Man

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 02:54:48 PM »
ahh my head hurts some one please pm me that answer
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Offline GaryC

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 03:18:22 PM »
For the answer go to google ;)

Looked it up Brian and for every right answer there is someone who can rip it to shreads

Simple explination is:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080714142638AA4ZzK7     :-\

Offline Lazy Dog

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 03:23:28 PM »
Any way you look at it the bellboy is a fargin thief!!!!! >:(
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Offline dearjohn

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 06:47:09 PM »
There is no extra dollar, each guy paid $8.33 for the night,, bell boy should have returnesd $1.66 to each man, only give them $1each,  kept the rest.   Its the way you tell em!
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Offline rony

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 01:31:54 AM »
its not 27 plus the bell hops 2 dollars, cos the 27 already includes the 2 dollars that he kept. its 27 plus the 3 dollars that the customers are holding 27 plus 3 equals 30 :)

Offline Lazy Dog

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Re: Maths ?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008, 07:13:07 AM »
its not 27 plus the bell hops 2 dollars, cos the 27 already includes the 2 dollars that he kept. its 27 plus the 3 dollars that the customers are holding 27 plus 3 equals 30 :)
That's it exactly! The figure of 30 becomes irrelevant once the price of 25 is established, the wording cleverly still focuses on the 30, subtracting from that instead of adding to the 25! Like I said.... bellboy is a fargin thief!
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