Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Little Math Test.

Hi Marty,

 Maybe one of your readers can find the missing dollar.

 Rod H.

 

 

 

THE MISSING DOLLAR

 

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Three men went to a hotel to spend the night.

 

The desk clerk told them he had only one room.

 

He would give it to them for $ 30.00

 

Each man give the clerk $ 10.00 { 3 men X $ 10.00 = $ 30.00 }

 

Short time later, the clerk remembered that the room was only $ 25.00

 

He gave the bell boy $ 5.00 to give back to the three men.

 

The men decided that they would each take back $ 1.00

 

and give the bell boy a $ 2.00 tip/

 

Therefore; Each man had payed $ 10.00 and took back $ 1.00

 

{ $ 10.00 minus $ 1.00 = $ 9.00 } and $ 2.00 tip to the bell boy.

 

$ 9.00 X 3 men = $ 27.00 plus $ 2.00 tip = $ 29.00

 

QUESTION ???

 

WHERE IS THE MISSING DOLLAR ???????

Thanks Rod

This one should be easy to solve

The $2 tip to the bellhop should be subtracted from the $27 ($9 each) the men paid for the room to arrive at $25, the amount paid for the room.

 

Linda Alex-LaRoche

 

Thanks Linda

 

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