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Topic: The missing dollar problem
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JSTEW@VMS.ACAD1.ALASKA.EDU

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Re: The missing dollar problem
Posted: Mar 13, 1995 11:53 PM
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As I heard it, the problem goes like this. Three men check into a hotel
room, agreeing to share the room rent. The desk clerk says the rent is
$30, so they each give $10. Later, the manager tells the desk clerk the
correct rent for that room is only $25. He gives the clerk $5 and asks
him to return it to the guests. The clerk sees an opportunity to make
some money. He goes up to the room, tells the guests the correct rent
was $27, and gives each of them $1 back. So now they've paid $27 for the
room, and the clerk kept $2, which only adds to $29. Where's the missing
dollar?

Have fun. Tom Wagner, jstew@acad1.alaska.edu






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