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Close but no cigar,

Two of them paid $8.33 a piece and the third paid $8.34 for the room and
then all three combined gave a tip of $2.00.  the sum of which is $27 plus
the $3 refund = $30.

OK - back to work!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Pryor [mailto:spryor(--nospam--at)strongtie.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 1999 1:38 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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