21 Feb '07 21:23

The manager is working at a hotel one night when three men come in and ask for a single room for the night. The manager replies that the cost will be $30, and each man puts in $10 and they head up to their rooms. The manager begins to put the money in the register when he realizes he has overcharged the men by $5, and asks a favor for the bellhop, who saw the men check in. The bellhop heads up to the room, when it occurs to him that $5 doesn't evenly divide into 3, and comes up with a bright idea. He pockets $2, and gives each man a $1 bill back, the men being none the wiser.

Now the question is this.. We know that each man ends up paying $9, accounting for $27 of the original total and that the bellhop kept $2, so where is the missing $1?

Now the question is this.. We know that each man ends up paying $9, accounting for $27 of the original total and that the bellhop kept $2, so where is the missing $1?