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    Post ver hard riddle

    alright someone posted a riddle (i didnt read it) but here is a tough one

    its gonna sound really weird at first but just keep reading

    3 guys go into a hotel(keep reading its not a joke)

    only one room is left(still not a joke)

    the room is 30 dollars so they each pay 10.
    later the manager realizes it was only $25 so he sends a butler to give the men the $5 back. He doesnt know how to split $5 betwenn three guys so he gives them each $1 and keeps $2.

    therefore getting a dollar back instead of paying ten dollars each they actually payed $9.
    So 9*3=27 plus the two that the butler kept for himeslf =$29.

    WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR??? reply with your answer

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    It went to the government in the form of tax? Lol.





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    Tax?? How about Old is Old...

    Posted same shit like a week ago i seen it...

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    Is that the actual answer?

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    The 3 men initially pay $30

    $30 goes to the manger, the room is only $25 so the manager gives the butler the $5

    The manager has now got $25 and the butler $5

    The butler gives a $1 each to the men = $3

    The manager has now got $25, the butler $2 and the men $3

    25 + 2 + 3 = $30


    It's just logic, and the trick lies in how the problem is worded.

    The men are 30 out of pocket. The manager + butler total is $30. The men are given $3, that makes them $27 out of pocket, and the manager + butler are $27 dollars up.
    Last edited by Kyle; 05-26-2010 at 07:25 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EnergyK View Post
    The 3 men initially pay $30

    $30 goes to the manger, the room is only $25 so the manager gives the butler the $5

    The manager has now got $25 and the butler $5

    The butler gives a $1 each to the men = $3

    The manager has now got $25, the butler $2 and the men $3

    25 + 2 + 3 = $30


    It's just logic, and the trick lies in how the problem is worded.

    The men are 30 out of pocket. The manager + butler total is $30. The men are given $3, that makes them $27 out of pocket, and the manager + butler are $27 dollars up.
    Kyleee is smaaaart,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali G View Post


    Kyleee is smaaaart,

    This was in general like a month ago lulz.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post


    This was in general like a month ago lulz.
    maybe so, but i didn't have to find inspiration to see the childishly simple logic.


    And seriously Tax guys *sigh*. yes i am bored with my uni work.


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    right it is logic. the person who did the math is right.

    really u say tax and then say it is old. that is an awful answer. there still needs to be $30

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    In the end, they did not end up paying $9 each. They still paid the full $10 each. They paid $30, the manager sent with the Butler $5, the Butler gives them each $1 and keeps $2 for himself, which equals $30. The dollar isn't missing, the math at the end of the riddle only tricks you to believe that the dollar is missing.

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    They each paid $10.
    Which totalled to $30.
    The manager said OOPS it's $25, so he gave the butler $5 to return to the men.
    $25 on the side.
    $3 to the men
    $2 to the butler
    Hotel Manager has = $25
    Butler has = $2
    Men have = $3

    No money is missing, the riddle tricks the reader that they paid $9 when couting money paid AFTER a refund is stupid. When you say the men paid $9 each you're subtracting 3 when they're supposed to have 3 and the manager has the rest of their money ( the suppose $9 each )

    I've heard this riddle in elementary, so it's pretty common.


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    Ik heb nog nooit gehoord van dit forum, maar ik denk dat het een goede zaak zijn

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    th other 1$ went to me
    Just because it can

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddrrr View Post
    alright someone posted a riddle (i didnt read it) but here is a tough one

    its gonna sound really weird at first but just keep reading

    3 guys go into a hotel(keep reading its not a joke)

    only one room is left(still not a joke)

    the room is 30 dollars so they each pay 10.
    later the manager realizes it was only $25 so he sends a butler to give the men the $5 back. He doesnt know how to split $5 betwenn three guys so he gives them each $1 and keeps $2.

    therefore getting a dollar back instead of paying ten dollars each they actually payed $9.
    So 9*3=27 plus the two that the butler kept for himeslf =$29.

    WHERE IS THE OTHER DOLLAR??? reply with your answer
    PUT THIS IN THE RAGE SECTION CUZ I DONT F UCKN GET IT LOL