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Nowhere.  If each guy paid $9 for a $25 room, there would be $2 left over
for the bellhop.

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)]
		Sent:	Thursday, January 28, 1999 1:26 PM
		To:	'SEAint Listserv'
		Subject:	Missing Buck

		Every engineer needs to take a brief break every now and
then.  OK puzzle
		solvers!  Lets see who can figure this one out first:

		Three guys go to a hotel, and get a room for $10 a piece, or
a total of $30.
		They go up to their room, when the clerk realizes the room
was only $25, not
		$30. So he gives $5 to the bellhop, and tells him to go
rectify the matter.
		The bellhop then goes upstairs, and gives $1 to each guy, so
they have now
		each paid $9 for the room, instead of $10. The Bellhop keeps
$2 as a tip.
		Okay, you have 3 guys who each paid $9, for a total of $27,
and $2 for the
		bellhop, which makes $29. 

		Where did the extra dollar go?