July 6, 2004
Three 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 three guys' room with $5. On the way, the bellboy couldn't
figure out how to split $5 evenly between three 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?
Answer: The dollar has gone nowhere. the
$2 the boy has taken for himself has to
be DEDUCTED from $27 the three men paid which equals the total
holds, not added.
Winner: Hadi Jorati. Sad
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