3 guys go to rent a
hotel room, the room is $30, so they each pay $10. Later that night the
hotel guy finds out the room is only $25 so he gives $5 to the bell boy
to split between the 3 guys. The bellboy did not know how to split $5 in
3 ways so he kept $2 for himself and gave $1 to each guy so the guys
only paid $9 a piece right? So if the guys paid $27 and the bellboy kept
$2, where is the other dollar?
The Answer
The math is incorrect.
If they had been charged $27.00 for the room originally, they would have
each given the man $10.00, and each received $1 change, making the math
problem 9+9+9=27, and 27+3=30, the $3 being the key. Instead, the way
the problem reads, it is turned into 27+2=29, which is where the
confusion lies. The problem should be $25 (room rate) + $2 (what the
bellboy kept) = $27, and $27 + $3 (the change the three guys received) =
$30.
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