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spUrpenguin3000 03-02-07 05:16 PM

Here's a good riddle
 
3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS $30, SO
EACH MAN PAID $10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM.

A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY $25, SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH $5.

ON THE WAY, THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT $5 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A $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 THE $2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = $29.

WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR?

I've been trying to figure this out for days. If you get it, feel free to post the answer.

Hairyhandedgent 03-02-07 05:25 PM

the room was $25 --- the men paid $27 due to the fact that the thievin' little crack addict bellboy stole $2

so of the original $30 the incompetent fleabag hotel has 25 the three men all sharing one room have 3 and the bellhop's dealer has 2

spUrpenguin3000 03-02-07 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hantler (Post 1049597)
the "fallacy" is somewhere in the recalculation of the fee paid. I say this because obviously the $5 the bell boy had is accounted for with $3 given back to the men and $2 stolen. For some reason I can't see where the problem comes up. I'll think about it some more.

got it. The last $1 is actually split up between the men. The statement, "They paid $9" is wrong. The paid $28 because the bell boy kept $2.

i just got it....and that's not it.

spUrpenguin3000 03-02-07 05:56 PM

i just sorta got the answer that Hairyhandedgent got. They didn't know that the room was $25 dollars. they still thought it was $30. so a $1 refund seemed correct to them because they didn't know any other.

spUrpenguin3000 03-02-07 06:00 PM

where was the tip?

the manager told them that they were charged only $25. add the $3 returned with the $2 kept by the bellhop, you come up with $30.

ThomasamohT 03-02-07 08:04 PM

The amount they paid: $9x3=$27 minus the $2 tip = $25 for the room.

spUrpenguin3000 03-02-07 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blake (Post 1049656)
that's an old math problem one of my teachers gave a long time ago........freaked me out for a while......

freaked u out? u ever recover?

spurs000001 03-02-07 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spUrpenguin3000 (Post 1049660)
freaked u out? u ever recover?

:lol

Hedo_Tfan1 03-03-07 12:28 PM

This all made my head hurt :D No more math junk :smirk

SimTek 03-03-07 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blake (Post 1049872)
to this day I'm still trying to figure out what 3 men are doing together in a $25 motel room

Perhaps that's the REAL riddle.:D

kidd_91 03-03-07 11:37 PM

$25 for the room
+ $1 returned
+ $1 returned
+ $1 returned
$28
+ $2 "tip"
= $30 orginal amount paid

or think of it like this

Guys paid $27 for a $25 room. The bellboy kept the $2 extra as a "tip"

TexasPandaMama 03-04-07 01:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blake (Post 1049872)
to this day I'm still trying to figure out what 3 men are doing together in a $25 motel room

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jesterbobman 03-04-07 03:04 AM

Of the original $30
motel has $25
each man has $1
bellhop has $2

25+3x1+2=30

TexasPandaMama 03-07-07 07:03 PM

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Can you guess the riddle?

necron 99 03-08-07 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPandaMama (Post 1052815)
I turn polar bears white
and I will make you cry.
I make guys have to pee
and girls comb their hair.
I make celebrities look stupid
and normal people look like celebrities.
I turn pancakes brown
and make your champane bubble.
If you sqeeze me, I'll pop.
If you look at me, you'll pop.
Can you guess the riddle?

No, I can't. :banghead

VDeal 03-08-07 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPandaMama (Post 1052815)
I turn polar bears white
and I will make you cry.
I make guys have to pee
and girls comb their hair.
I make celebrities look stupid
and normal people look like celebrities.
I turn pancakes brown
and make your champane bubble.
If you sqeeze me, I'll pop.
If you look at me, you'll pop.
Can you guess the riddle?

KtD


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