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?
I don't see what the problem is:
Bell Boy $2
Each received $1 back=$3
Maybe I'm missing it?
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.
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...
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)
money taken by the roomboy gets automatically accounted for.
Let me try one -
10 fish were swimming to school. 3 drown.
How many fish kept on swimming ?
You guys are messing up my joke!!!
All the fish keep swimming, because fish can't drown!
Maybe you missed this thread? -- http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1485595
Try solving this:
10 pigs were in a pigpen.
4 of the pigs jumped.
Question: How many were left?.
You are good. A very keen mind indeed. Thank you.
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