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# RE: Missing Buck

• To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
• Subject: RE: Missing Buck
• From: "Mullen, Corey G." <mullencg(--nospam--at)bv.com>
• Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 15:56:49 -0600

```3 guys at \$9.00 each = \$27.00
minus \$2.00 tip = \$27.00-\$2.00 = \$25.00
hotel costs = \$25.00
ceteris paribus, all cashflow has been accounted for and net sum is equal to
zero as it should be.
Thanks
Corey
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Caldwell, Stan [SMTP: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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