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I think that it is very appropriate that the first correct response came from someone named "Pryor" ;^>

You win Steve.  Now, everyone get back to work!

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Pryor [mailto:spryor(--nospam--at)strongtie.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 1999 3:38 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: RE: Missing Buck


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)halff.com]

              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?


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