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Old 03-02-07, 05:16 PM
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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.
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Old 03-02-07, 05:25 PM
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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
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Old 03-02-07, 05:50 PM
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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.
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Old 03-02-07, 05:56 PM
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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.
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Old 03-02-07, 06:00 PM
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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.
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Old 03-02-07, 08:04 PM
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The amount they paid: $9x3=$27 minus the $2 tip = $25 for the room.
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Old 03-02-07, 08:23 PM
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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?
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Old 03-02-07, 08:25 PM
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Old 03-03-07, 12:28 PM
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This all made my head hurt No more math junk
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Old 03-03-07, 05:02 PM
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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.
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Old 03-03-07, 11:37 PM
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$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"
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Old 03-04-07, 01:18 AM
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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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Old 03-04-07, 03:04 AM
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Of the original $30
motel has $25
each man has $1
bellhop has $2

25+3x1+2=30
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Old 03-07-07, 07:03 PM
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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?
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Old 03-08-07, 08:24 AM
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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.
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Old 03-08-07, 09:34 AM
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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?
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