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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

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- anonymous

wheres the rest of the question?lol

- anonymous

Let me post it. I'm such a dunce some times :(

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lol its cool :)

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- anonymous

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????

- anonymous

Ther we go<3

- anonymous

woah idk lol ive seen this question before.. but forgot the answer :p

- anonymous

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

- amistre64

the riddle is not keeping track of the cash flow correctly.

- anonymous

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!

- amistre64

Rooms = 25
Guys paid = 27
----------------
-2
bell hop = 2
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0 all cash accounted for

- anonymous

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. <<

- anonymous

LEAVEME ALONE!

- amistre64

^^^^^ Please refrain from posting absurd replies ....

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