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The room doesn't cost $30 anymore, though.  The cost is now $25.  $9*3 is
$27 - (not plus) $2 (for the tip) is $25, the new cost for the room.

Tim Elliott 

Timothy E. Elliott				
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On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Caldwell, Stan wrote:

> 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?