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    Arithmetic brain teaser

    Three men traveling, stop at a hotel for the night. They opt to share a 3 bed room. The room cost $30.00. Each man pays the deskclerk $10 and leave for their room.

    The deskclerk realizes he overcharged the men by $5 and gives the change to the porter to return to the guest. The porter realizing that the $5 won't split evenly between 3 people, keeps $2 and gives each man $1.

    Now,
    each man has paid $9 for the room, that's $27 dollars paid by the three men, and $2 in the porters pocket. 27+2 = 29.

    Where did the last dollar go?



    Now the real riddle here I believe is, where on earth do you get a room for $30 One that you would want to stay in anyway.
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    An oldie but goodie!

    $30 minus $5 = $25

    $25 + $3 + $2 = $30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American View Post
    An oldie but goodie!

    $30 minus $5 = $25

    $25 + $3 + $2 = $30

    If you look for any other solution than quoated above you will loose that dollar every time.

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