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Try To Solve This.......

  1. gajanis786 profile image32
    gajanis786posted 6 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?

    1. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't see what the problem is:

      Room $25
      Bell Boy $2

      Spent: $27

      Each received $1 back=$3

      Total:$30

      Maybe I'm missing it?
      smile

    2. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 6 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.

    3. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 6 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...

    4. theseus profile image68
      theseusposted 6 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.  smile

  2. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 6 years ago

    Let me try one -

    10 fish were swimming to school.  3 drown.

    How many fish kept on swimming ?

    1. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How does one drown a fish?

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol  ya hold it's nose while under water!

        1. KristenGrace profile image60
          KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You guys are messing up my joke!!!

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

          1. ediggity profile image61
            ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry. big_smile

          2. Rafini profile image87
            Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile  good one!

            1. KristenGrace profile image60
              KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I try.

              1. Rafini profile image87
                Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                big_smile

    2. solar10 profile image60
      solar10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if the math exam like this, I probably failed

  3. Aficionada profile image91
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

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

  4. theseus profile image68
    theseusposted 6 years ago

    Try solving this:

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

    1. boyatdelhi profile image39
      boyatdelhiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      10 because 4 only jumped (not jumped out)

      1. theseus profile image68
        theseusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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

        1. theseus profile image68
          theseusposted 6 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.

          smile

 
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