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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    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 17:10 / 1 edit
    i dont see problem.

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

    25+2+3=30
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    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. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    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.
    [ hidden ]SpoilerGoesHereWithNoApostrophes[ /hidden ]
  8. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    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
    [ hidden ]SpoilerGoesHereWithNoApostrophes[ /hidden ]
    Interesting; I was curious about that too. But who gets to see what is hidden and how?
  10. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    07 May '10 17:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    [ hidden ]SpoilerGoesHereWithNoApostrophes[ /hidden ]
    thanks very much!
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    07 May '10 17:20
    Originally posted by luskin
    Interesting; I was curious about that too. But who gets to see what is hidden and how?
    Anyone who moves the mouse cursor over the little symbol as can be seen from Avalanche's post.
  12. 08 May '10 00:48
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Anyone who moves the mouse cursor over the little symbol as can be seen from Avalanche's post.
    Thanks