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Date: 10/24/13 04:31 PM

19 Responses to The Missing Dollar

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    stumpen Male 18-29
    71 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    Link: The Missing Dollar - An old brain twister for you.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
    868 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm
    This is an oldie but goodie. You don`t add the $2 that the bellhop took, you SUBTRACT it. Each of the men paid $9, so they paid $27 in total. $25 went to the room and $2 went to the bellhop.
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    CoffeeCakes Male 30-39
    106 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    They only paid $27. 25 for room, 2 to bellhop..
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    Why are they adding the $2 to the $27? They paid 9 dollars each, 3x9=27 to the bellhop, the hotel still got $25. So $25 plus $2 the bellhop has and $3 they got back is $30.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    I`m confused, what dollar is missing..? 9+9+9-2=25
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    funkerbink Male 30-39
    28 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    they paid $9 for the room and 66.6 cents in tip. not just $9. 9.66*3+1=30
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    WanderRook Male 30-39
    36 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    $27 is what they paid but $3 is what they got back in change. It is $25 plus $2, not $30 minus $2.
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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    $5 change split up.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    Tax
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    Kidding about the tax, of course. Tax would have been a lot more.

    We started out with $35: three $10 bills (one in each customer`s pocket) and five in the till.

    At the end, we have $35: three dollars in (one in each customer`s pocket), two in the bellhop`s pocket and $25 in the till.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    CORRECT: bliznik, paperduck, uatme

    INCORRECT: CoffeeCakes, funkerbink

    IHAVENOIDEA: WanderRook, drips, kasuko
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm
    basic math if you just think of it as the room just costs 27 (25+2 tip) dollars... and they got 3 (30-27)dollars back in change <.< what they do with the money is none of your concern afterwards... is this like subconscious human greed?
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    j_alegarbes Male 18-29
    49 posts
    October 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    25/3 = 8.33
    3/3 = 1
    Total= 9.33

    9.33*3=27.99
    +2
    =29.99
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    October 25, 2013 at 1:11 am
    they pay 8.33 each for the room (25) and each give the bell-boy 0.66 tip (2) so naturally they receive 1 each in change.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    October 25, 2013 at 2:08 am
    $10 for a room? Who cares about the change!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    October 25, 2013 at 7:32 am
    There is no missing dollar. Once Room + tip = 27. 9x3 = 27.

    The $30 is not the total. Nor is it used in the calculation.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    October 25, 2013 at 8:16 am
    Cute, but I think you`d be hard pressed to find anyone, even here, that would have trouble with this.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    October 25, 2013 at 9:49 am
    This is stupid.. It`s not math, it`s misdirection.

    They pay 25 for the room and 2 for the tip. Total paid = 27, which is also what you get if you subtract the 3 dollars they got back in change. Then out of the blue, then he asserts that in order to get back to the total amout of 30 (before change and tip), you have to add the the 2 dollars that were paid in the tip. This is nonsense. The 2 dollars in tip is contained in the 27 (25+2), and the missing 3 are the 3 that the guys got back.

    Math isn`t broken, your brain is.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    October 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    Ah! They didn`t pay $27 for the room +2 for the tip!
    It was 25 +2 and 3 change.

    Which is what @Kain1 just said :-).

    It`s one of those "trick questions" where it could stump you if you don`t know (or see) the trick!

    More modern version: $250 for the room, 20 tip and 10 change each... but I think with larger numbers it`s easier to see the trick? idk... the missing $10 Dollars...

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