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- Subject: Re: Missing Buck
- From: "PEC - Lake City" <pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 16:56:19 -0500
Stan, The common mistake in this puzzle is to assume the wrong number you should be totalling to. Originally, the three guys paid $10 each. This total of $30 matches the amount the hotel recieved. After the refund, the three guys paid $9 each. The hotel recieved $25.00. The bellhop kept $2.00 Putting what was paid on the left side of the equation and what was recieved on the right side of the equation, the amount in question is no longer $30, it is $27.00, and the math is 3 x $9 = $25.00 + $2.00. David Finley, P.E. -----Original Message----- From: Caldwell, Stan <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com> To: 'SEAint Listserv' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999 4:33 PM 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? > >
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