In article <2_Qyg.53033$Uy1.email@example.com>, "zr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> No the Bellboy has $2 > The Till has $25 > The Clients paid $9 each > Regardless there is still $1 missing
3 clients paid &9 each for a total of $27 paid out. The till has $25 and the bellboy has $2 for $27 received.
What dollar is missing?
> > "herbzet" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > > > > > 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 > > > > 'Even the crows on the roofs caw about the nature of conditionals.' > > > > -- Callimachus -- > >