try to figure this one out . 3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS $30, SO EACH MAN PAID $10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM. A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY $25, SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH $5. ON THE WAY THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT $5 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A $1 AND KEPT THE OTHER $2 THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID $9 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF $27, ADD THE $2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = $29. WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR?

Since I have already heard this one and thought it through I will not ruin it for others. This is a good one to get you thinking though.

A word of advice...think it through without using the written explanation for where the money went to.

Don't add to the $27, subtract the bellboy's $2....= $25.00, that's what they paid. They paid $30 - (3+2) = $25 You're not starting with 30, you have 25 ?????

Forgive my hangover but this doesn't seem too tough. The room was $25, each man (3) got back a $1 which eaquals $28 and the bellboy kept $2. 25+3+2= $30. Whats so hard about that? Am I missing something or am I just overly intelligent? In 10th grade my I.Q. was 88. Maybe its a lot better now? I think this language is just supposed to confuse us. "THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID $9 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF $27, ADD THE $2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = $29. WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR?" (** The reader was ignore this part**)

Bassnpro1, MFO explained it pretty well and just prior to your post. The catch is that the following statement is false. They did each pay $9 but that was for the room and the bellboy's cut. So $27 total = $25 for the room + $2 for the bellboy.