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Where did the other dollar go?


Three men went to a motel. The motel manager said a room cost $30, so each man put up $10 and went to their room. A little while later the manager realized the room was only $25, so he sent the bellboy back to the three guys room with $5. On the way to the room the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split the $5 evenly between the 3 men, so he gave each one of them $1 and he kept the other $2.

This meant that the 3 men paid $9 each for the room for a total of $27. Add the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29.

Where did the other dollar go?
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There is no missing dollar. The men spent $27. Of which $25 went on the room and $2 went to the light fingered bell boy. You can not add the $2 the bellboy has to the $27 the men spent as this $2 actually comes out of the $27 the men spent, the other $25 going on the room.

Put another way consider how the $30 breaks down:

    $25 - room
    $3 (3x $1) back to the men
    $2 Bellboy


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