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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?
> 
>