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the missing dollar

Discussion in 'OGF Comedy Corner' started by Phil Carver, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Phil Carver

    Phil Carver Team Bass Xtreme

    try to figure this one out . :D



    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?
     
  2. 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.:D
     

  3. I have thunk this one through. But I can not find that buck.
     
  4. rockbass

    rockbass Banned

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    Ok ok I am dumb, where is it?
     
  5. A word of advice...think it through without using the written explanation for where the money went to.;)
     
  6. This is Hydrasport73's riddle so I will not give the answer...unless he wants me too.:D
     
  7. The motel clerk kept the buck and donated it to the elQuida network.
     
  8. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    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 ?????
     
  9. Bassnpro1

    Bassnpro1 OSU outdoorsman

    never heard of it before, but it is a good one, can't wait to hear the answer
     
  10. 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**)
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

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    This proves the old saying that " figures don't lie, but, liars figure alot ", now we know why.