Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
ShotGunGirl
Group Title
Math Riddle for people who are up to challenge O.o:
Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, gi
 one year ago
 one year ago
ShotGunGirl Group Title
Math Riddle for people who are up to challenge O.o: Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, gi
 one year ago
 one year ago

This Question is Closed

Kaitlyn_The_Math_wiz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wheres the rest of the question?lol
 one year ago

ShotGunGirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Let me post it. I'm such a dunce some times :(
 one year ago

Kaitlyn_The_Math_wiz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol its cool :)
 one year ago

ShotGunGirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????
 one year ago

ShotGunGirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ther we go<3
 one year ago

Kaitlyn_The_Math_wiz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
woah idk lol ive seen this question before.. but forgot the answer :p
 one year ago

sriramkumar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hey... if three friends were given back 5$ then the total wud goto 25$ and the bellhope takes 2$ the reamin is 3$ given to them and get 25+3$=28$ na???? then the 2$ get balanced..... for 30$ paid!!!!!!!!!!1
 one year ago

amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the riddle is not keeping track of the cash flow correctly.
 one year ago

JohnMartin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Exactly  The $30 isn't the point once the motel has given $5 back. The friends pay $27. $25 of this is in the motels till and $2 in the bellhops pocket!
 one year ago

amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Rooms = 25 Guys paid = 27  2 bell hop = 2  0 all cash accounted for
 one year ago

ShotGunGirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The facts in this riddle are clear: There is an initial $30 charge. It should have been $25, so $5 must be returned and accounted for. $3 is given to the 3 friends, $2 is kept by the bellhop  there you have the $5. The trick to this riddle is that the addition and subtraction are done at the wrong times to misdirect your thinking  and quite successfully for most. Each of the 3 friends did indeed pay $9, not $10, and as far as the friends are concerned, they paid $27 for the night. But we know that the clerk will tell us that they were charged only $25 and when you add the $3 returned with the $2 kept by the bellhop, you come up with $30. <<<Answer<3
 one year ago

ShotGunGirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
LEAVEME ALONE!
 one year ago

amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
^^^^^ Please refrain from posting absurd replies ....
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.