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Old 01-15-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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Figure this riddle out.

This guy told it to me today at work, bugged the crap out of me..

3 guys go to a hotel for the night and they are charged in total $30. So they each give $10 to make the total, and they go to their room. The cashier downstairs realized he overcharged $5 so he took the $5 and was going to give it to the guys who paid. As he's walking over there, he also realizes that the guys don't realize he overcharged so he pockets $2 bucks of the 5. Then he gets to the guys and gives them each $1.

So each guy now has actually paid $9 each. So, 3 guys times 9 dollars equals $27 bucks. Now the guy pockets $2, where is the missing dollar to make the total $30?
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u kno,,now this is gonna drive me crazy all damn night lol
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i admit it, i took the extra $1
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It's a communictrion issue, not a math issue.

you gotta look at it this way.

3 guys put up $10 each.

They got back a dollar each (3 dollars returned), for a total outlay of $9 each. 9 x 3 is $27 ($25 for the room and a $2 gratuity) with the three dollars back being a total of $30.

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we coulda used that missing dollar for the Mustang evolution dollar
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There isn't a dollar missing... The total after they were overcharged was $25 plus the $3 he gave back to them is $28. Then adding the remaining $2 he kept will be $30.

edit: I was beat... Ponycar got to it first; only answered it differently then i did.
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we coulda used that missing dollar for the Mustang evolution dollar
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It's a communictrion issue, not a math issue.

you gotta look at it this way.

3 guys put up $10 each.

They got back a dollar each (3 dollars returned), for a total outlay of $9 each. 9 x 3 is $27 ($25 for the room and a $2 gratuity) with the three dollars back being a total of $30.

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PS: That one was around when I was in gradeschool, if not way before.
awww that was too quick, I wanted people to get angry and annoyed
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its the 28th dollar your missing, when counting like that you dont think about it, but you already HAVE the 27th dollar... ergo you are missing the 28th, 29th, and the 30th dollar, you already have dollar 1 - 27 so the 27th is NOT missing....
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:26 PM   #14
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Uh the guy also said that its a play on words through this way

3x9 = 27

instead of then adding 2.. you minus 2 because the guy took those 2 dollars..

making it 25, what they paid for the room.

It's all in the wording, it's like stupid because it purposely throws you off. It's not much of a riddle as much as a pain in the *** child story
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I had to reread the riddle. Then I decided to do the math. I thought maybe it was a math problem that wasn't done right....
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I didnt even bother

I hate math
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This guy told it to me today at work, bugged the crap out of me..

3 guys go to a hotel for the night and they are charged in total $30. So they each give $10 to make the total, and they go to their room. The cashier downstairs realized he overcharged $5 so he took the $5 and was going to give it to the guys who paid. As he's walking over there, he also realizes that the guys don't realize he overcharged so he pockets $2 bucks of the 5. Then he gets to the guys and gives them each $1.

So each guy now has actually paid $9 each. So, 3 guys times 9 dollars equals $27 bucks. Now the guy pockets $2, where is the missing dollar to make the total $30?
like, OMG, i totally **** myself after i read that.
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i know where the dollar went...its....oh....wait......its already done :tired:
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I had to figure it out cuz it was gonna bug me the entire day.
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I figured someone would tell the answer so I just waited
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Yeah. I guess I could have done that. But I wanted to see if I could figure it out.
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I argued with the guy when I was trying to get the answer from him that everything was fine, there was no missing dollar and crap but he wanted me to prove it, which just hearing the story was proof enough until he went along to doing this 3x9 +2 crap on me.
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I argued with the guy when I was trying to get the answer from him that everything was fine, there was no missing dollar and crap but he wanted me to prove it, which just hearing the story was proof enough until he went along to doing this 3x9 +2 crap on me.
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did you hit them like I hit the guy who told it to me?
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Makes sense. It's like that "As I was going to Saint Ives, I met a man with seven wives-the seven wives had seven sacks, the seven sacks held seven cats-the seven cats had seven kits; kis, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to Saint Ives?"

One was going to Saint Ives. It never said anything about the others following him on the way to Saint Ives.
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