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Postby nebbie2004 » Thu May 12, 2005 10:23 pm

Here's something interesting I learned today:

Quoting my own work(grammar is terrible hehe)

There was three (3) men, they each paid $10 each for a total of $30 for a hotel room. They got their room and the Hotel clerk says wait a second I overcharged them so he gives the Bellhop $5 to give the 3 men, so he's figuring out a way to detribute the $5 evenly so he puts $2 in his pocket and gives each of the three men a dollar back so they paid $9 each, what's $9 x 3 + $2? what happened to the other dollar?
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu May 12, 2005 10:27 pm

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Re: Math Never Lies?

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu May 12, 2005 11:41 pm

nebbie2004 wrote:Here's something interesting I learned today:

Quoting my own work(grammar is terrible hehe)

There was three (3) men, they each paid $10 each for a total of $30 for a hotel room. They got their room and the Hotel clerk says wait a second I overcharged them so he gives the Bellhop $5 to give the 3 men, so he's figuring out a way to detribute the $5 evenly so he puts $2 in his pocket and gives each of the three men a dollar back so they paid $9 each, what's $9 x 3 + $2? what happened to the other dollar?


So funny, I just told that riddle to a coworker of mine yesterday.
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Postby deluxe_247 » Thu May 12, 2005 11:45 pm

my boss just told me this one last week. it made me insane trying to figure it out :-o :-o
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Postby kevinoc81 » Fri May 13, 2005 7:59 am

My Grandpa used to tell me this as a kid. It took me a couple tries, but then you realize it's just a spin on the way you say it. Love that one! ;-D
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Postby J2thez929 » Fri May 13, 2005 8:29 am

Ahhh, the riddle thread. I also forgot about that monster. Lets get it started up again..lol ;-D
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Re: Math Never Lies?

Postby maddog60 » Fri May 13, 2005 9:57 am

nebbie2004 wrote:Here's something interesting I learned today:

Quoting my own work(grammar is terrible hehe)

There was three (3) men, they each paid $10 each for a total of $30 for a hotel room. They got their room and the Hotel clerk says wait a second I overcharged them so he gives the Bellhop $5 to give the 3 men, so he's figuring out a way to detribute the $5 evenly so he puts $2 in his pocket and gives each of the three men a dollar back so they paid $9 each, what's $9 x 3 + $2? what happened to the other dollar?


Simple:

There's 30 -5 = 25 dollars in the register.
There's 2 dollars in the belhop's pocket.

Those two numbers are the 27 dollars the men paid. You can't include the 3 dollars they were given back as part of the payment. so its really:

What's 25 + 2 + 3 = 30. No dollars missing.
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