# Oldie but Goodie

clandarkfire
Posers and Puzzles 01 May '10 01:35
1. clandarkfire
Grammar Nazi
01 May '10 01:35
Three men go to stay at a motel, and the man at the desk charges them \$30.00 for a room. They split the cost ten dollars each. Later the manager tells the desk man that he overcharged the men, that the actual cost should have been \$25.00. The manager gives the bellboy \$5.00 and tells him to give it to the men.

The bellboy, however, decides to cheat the men and pockets \$2.00, giving each of the men only one dollar.

Now each man has paid \$9.00 to stay in the room and 3 x \$9.00 = \$27.00. The bellboy has pocketed \$2.00. \$27.00 + \$2.00 = \$29.00 - so where is the missing \$1.00?
2. avalanchethecat
Not actually a cat
01 May '10 10:04
Originally posted by clandarkfire
Three men go to stay at a motel, and the man at the desk charges them \$30.00 for a room. They split the cost ten dollars each. Later the manager tells the desk man that he overcharged the men, that the actual cost should have been \$25.00. The manager gives the bellboy \$5.00 and tells him to give it to the men.

The bellboy, however, decides to cheat ...[text shortened]... \$27.00. The bellboy has pocketed \$2.00. \$27.00 + \$2.00 = \$29.00 - so where is the missing \$1.00?
Easy. If I knew how to do them hidden posts I'd do it, but I don't so I'll hold off to let others enjoy the puzzle.
3. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
01 May '10 10:39
Originally posted by clandarkfire
Three men go to stay at a motel, and the man at the desk charges them \$30.00 for a room. They split the cost ten dollars each. Later the manager tells the desk man that he overcharged the men, that the actual cost should have been \$25.00. The manager gives the bellboy \$5.00 and tells him to give it to the men.

The bellboy, however, decides to cheat ...[text shortened]... \$27.00. The bellboy has pocketed \$2.00. \$27.00 + \$2.00 = \$29.00 - so where is the missing \$1.00?
This is seriously old!!

The bell boy dropped it on the way to the room.

I think you will find the maid a dollar richer.
4. 01 May '10 17:101 edit
i dont see problem.

boys (together) have 3 dollars
bellboy has 2 dollars
hotel has 25 dollars

25+2+3=30
5. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
01 May '10 17:54
Originally posted by Banana King
i dont see problem.

boys (together) have 3 dollars
bellboy has 2 dollars
hotel has 25 dollars

25+2+3=30
It only took you one edit to spoil it for others?
6. 01 May '10 20:08
i just dont get the problem...
7. AThousandYoung
03 May '10 23:20
Originally posted by avalanchethecat
Easy. If I knew how to do them hidden posts I'd do it, but I don't so I'll hold off to let others enjoy the puzzle.
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8. coquette
07 May '10 06:37
I'm still trying to figure out where that dollar is!
9. 07 May '10 11:21
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
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Interesting; I was curious about that too. But who gets to see what is hidden and how?
10. avalanchethecat
Not actually a cat
07 May '10 17:101 edit
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
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thanks very much!
11. AThousandYoung