- 16 Mar '07 20:15 / 1 edit3 men go into a motel.

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R25,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split R5 evenly

between 3 men, so he gave each man a R1 and kept the other R2 for himself.

This meant that the 3 men each paid R9 for the room, which is a total

of R27, add the R2 that the bellboy kept = R29.

Where is the other Rand? - 16 Mar '07 20:23 / 1 edit

This is old...it has been posted already in the puzzles and posers forum.*Originally posted by dj2becker***3 men go into a motel.**

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R25,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split R5 evenly

between 3 men, so he gave each man a R1 an ...[text shortened]... hich is a total

of R27, add the R2 that the bellboy kept = R29.

Where is the other Rand?

There is no other rand...The addition performed at the end is incorrect.

all had paid the total of £27 for the room + bellboy's tip. - 16 Mar '07 20:27

Why did you have to go and spoil it so early on?*Originally posted by Agerg***This is old...it has been posted already in the puzzles and posers forum.**

There is no other rand...The addition performed at the end is incorrect.

all had paid the total of £27 for the room + bellboy's tip.

I was hoping ol twithead would take a bite into it... - 16 Mar '07 21:29

If you have problems with this, no wonder you have problems with something complex like abiogenesis or evolution.*Originally posted by dj2becker***3 men go into a motel.**

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R25,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split R5 evenly

between 3 men, so he gave each man a R1 an ...[text shortened]... hich is a total

of R27, add the R2 that the bellboy kept = R29.

Where is the other Rand? - 17 Mar '07 02:56
*Originally posted by dj2becker***3 men go into a motel.**

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R25,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split R5 evenly

between 3 men, so he gave each man a R1 an ...[text shortened]... hich is a total

of R27, add the R2 that the bellboy kept = R29.

Where is the other Rand? - 17 Mar '07 03:05

theres no rand cu'z they paid R25 and 3 guys received R1 one of each plus r2 for the bellboy...*Originally posted by dj2becker*

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R25,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split R5 evenly

between 3 men, so he gave each man a R1 an ...[text shortened]... hich is a total

of R27, add the R2 that the bellboy kept = R29.

Where is the other Rand? - 17 Mar '07 20:43A Mathematician, a Biologist and a Physicist are sitting in a street cafe

watching people going in and coming out of the house on the other side

of the street.

First they see two people going into the house. Time passes.

After a while they notice three persons coming out of the house.

The Physicist: "The measurement wasn't accurate.".

The Biologists conclusion: "They have reproduced".

The Mathematician: "If now exactly 1 person enters the house then it will be

empty again." - 17 Mar '07 21:32
*Originally posted by dj2becker*

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R25,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R5.

On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split R5 evenly

between 3 men, so he gave each man a R1 an ...[text shortened]... hich is a total

of R27, add the R2 that the bellboy kept = R29.

Where is the other Rand?*almost*add up to some other number, and because it almost fits, you can convince people that it*should*add up. If you'd tell the story like this, I doubt it would work at all:

"3 men go into a motel.

The man behind the desk said the room is R30, so each man paid R10 and went to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only R20,

so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guy's room with R10.

On the way the bellboy thought that he could make some money out of this, so he gave each man a R1 and kept the other R7 for himself.

This meant that the 3 men each paid R9 for the room, which is a total

of R27, add the R7 that the bellboy kept = R34.

Where did those 4 extra Rands come from?"