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Topic:
Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
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Aug 7, 2006 1:30 AM



herbzet
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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 28, 2006 1:29 AM


zr wrote: > > Three men walk into a hotel in downtown Tel Aviv. > We need a suite for 4 hours to talk business. > Well says the concierge I have one smaller room available. It will cost you > $30.00 for 4 hours. > Fine said the three, and they each put in $10.00 and took the elevator up to > the 5th floor. > The concierge once they had left realized that he had overcharged them by > $5. He called the Bell Captain and explaining the overcharge handed the > Captain $5 to be returned to the three men. > In the elevator on his way to their room the Bell Captain decided he > couldn't return the $5 evenly to the three. > Upon arriving at the room, he explained that the three were overcharged and > he was returning $1 each, on leaving he pocketed the $2 for his time. > Each man got back 1$ from his $10 meaning they each paid $9 or $27 for the > room. > Now 3 times $9 is $27 and the Bell Captain kept $2 that adds up to $29. > "What happened to the other $1?"
There is no other $1. 3 times $9 is $27 and the Bell Captain kept $2.
$27  $2 = $25 which is in the hotel cash drawer.
 hz
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