Okay, a guy I know named Kevin told me this riddle about a missing dollar. I can't figure it out. Can any of you smart mathematicians help me? The story goes like this: 3 guys decide to get a room and they go up to the clerk. The clerk said the room is $30. Each guy pays $10 dollars each. 3 x 10 = 30. So far so good right? Well after the guys leave, the clerk figures out that the room only cost $25. He gives the bell hop (5) one dollar bills to give back to the 3 guys. 30 - 25 = 5. The bell hop can't figure out how to divide $5 into three ways so he decides to give each guy $1 dollar each and keep $2 dollars for himself as a tip. So each guy really paid $9 each. The bell hop took a $2 dollar tip So it kinda looks like this ..... ($25 + $3 + $2 = $30) But each guy really paid $9 each for the room. $9 x 3 = $27 But ..... $27 + $2 tip = $29 What happened to the missing dollar?
You have to look at the $5 seperatly to figure it out. With that said, i'll see if you can figure it out
Check the clerks pockets
He dropped it on the way?
Think of it mathmaticly and look at the $5 seperatly guys. 10-1=9 for all 3 guys. times all 3 of those numbers by 3 and you have your next equation. 30-3=27. 30-5=25. 3+2=5. 27+3=30. 25+5=30. Just to start you off on the right track.
Dragonelf68;4204990Think of it mathmaticly and look at the $5 seperatly guys. 10-1=9 for all 3 guys. times all 3 of those numbers by 3 and you have your next equation. 30-3=27. 30-5=25. 3+2=5. 27+3=30. 25+5=30. Just to start you off on the right track.
Math makes my brain hurt. I prefer blaming the clerk :D
There is still a total of $30 between the 4 guys and the hotel.
Hotel = $25 Bell hop = $2 Guy 1 = $1 Guy 2 = $1 Guy 3 = $1
Add it all up and you get $30. Each guy only paid $8.33 toward the bill, the rest of his $9 went to the bell hop. He kept one.
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The guys paid 27 dollars beacause that includes the 2 dollar tip for the bellhop. 25 for rooms + 2 dollars for bellhop = 27. Each guy (3) then got 1 dollar back. Thus = 3 dollars.
There is no missing dollar...And there is no spoon, either.
I bet the clerk also stole the spoon