# Try To Solve This.......

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gajanis786posted 5 years ago

Three travelers register at a hotel and are told that their rooms will cost \$10 each so they pay \$30. Later the clerk realizes that he made a mistake and should have only charged them \$25. He gives a bellboy \$5 to return to them but the bellboy is dishonest and gives them each only \$1, keeping \$2 for himself. So the men actually spent \$27 and the bellboy kept \$2 - what happened to the other dollar of the original \$30?

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ediggityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

I don't see what the problem is:

Room \$25
Bell Boy \$2

Spent: \$27

Total:\$30

Maybe I'm missing it?

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Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

This is a non-existent problem.

\$25 is not divisible by 3.
3 x 8 = 24
3 x 9 = 27

3 travelers spent \$25 on a room, the bellboy took a \$2 tip which left \$3 to return to the 3 travelers.  \$25 + \$2 + \$3 = \$30.

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KristenGraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

I suppose I don't understand this problem! LOL.

I read it twice... From what I understand...

Hotel was paid \$25 +
Each traveler got \$1 - 1 + 1 +1 = \$3 +
Bellboy kept \$2

\$25 + \$3 +\$2 = \$30...

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theseusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

3 x 10 = 30 (amount of money given to the clerk)
30 - 5 = 25  (actual rent of the room)
5 - 3 = 2 (amount kept by the roomboy for himself)

25+3=28+2=30

money taken by the roomboy gets automatically accounted for.

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KristenGraceposted 5 years ago

Let me try one -

10 fish were swimming to school.  3 drown.

How many fish kept on swimming ?

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ediggityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

How does one drown a fish?

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Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

lol  ya hold it's nose while under water!

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KristenGraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

You guys are messing up my joke!!!

All the fish keep swimming, because fish can't drown!

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ediggityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

Sorry.

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Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

good one!

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KristenGraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

I try.

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Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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solar10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

if the math exam like this, I probably failed

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Maybe you missed this thread? -- http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1485595

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theseusposted 5 years ago

Try solving this:

10 pigs were in a pigpen.
4 of the pigs jumped.
Question: How many were left?.

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boyatdelhiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

10 because 4 only jumped (not jumped out)

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theseusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

You are good. A very keen mind indeed. Thank you.

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theseusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

Here's another one:

Pedro is the father of Juan;
Juan is the son of Pedro.
If Juan is the son of Pedro, then Pedro is the ______________ of Juan's father.

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