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 Missing dollar (Posted on 2002-05-06)
Three poor farmers visit the big city for the first time. In the town, they visit a cheap hotel. The hotel owner is farmer-friendly: he has a room for 3 persons which costs only 30 dollars.

So, the farmers agree to pay \$10 each. They pay and go to their room.

But then, the hotel owner realises that he has forgotten his super discount. The farmers only had to pay \$25. So, he calls the bell-boy and tells him to give the farmers their \$5 back.

But the bell-boy thinks: "You can't split 5 by 3 well. If I give them their \$5, they'll probably have a fight." So he keeps \$2 for himself and gives the other \$3 to the farmers.

Now, the farmers each paid \$9, that's \$27 in total, and the bell boy kept \$2. But together, that's \$29!

What happened to the missing dollar?

 See The Solution Submitted by charl Rating: 3.2667 (15 votes)

 Subject Author Date solution broll 2016-04-09 11:31:28 Soluton K Sengupta 2007-04-01 15:20:19 wrong mallory 2005-09-04 03:18:25 wrong addition logischer Verstand 2004-03-22 09:45:43 my mistake loong 2004-02-16 08:59:53 heyz. trying to trick us ehx. read the sentnces loong 2004-02-16 08:57:30 Oldie But Goodie Jim C 2003-07-11 05:53:26 ummmm..... I know Lewis 2003-06-03 06:35:38 I've already seen this problem Alpha Tiger 2003-05-19 01:03:26 Part 1,Money chart Tim Axoy 2003-03-25 11:26:39 Great! cges 2002-12-06 06:17:42 My Guess Gautam Joshi 2002-12-04 00:48:43 Hm... suna 2002-11-11 15:42:10 trickery! danny 2002-11-04 15:04:48 Yeah Hazirah 2002-08-03 23:34:49 Yeah, the question is phrased in an illogical way Jose Alejandro Guizar 2002-05-07 14:31:34 The bell-boy wants sacking Paul 2002-05-07 06:50:39 Where is this hotel? Paul 2002-05-07 06:48:31 Am I missing something? Chris 2002-05-07 04:29:50 Cardinality Tim 2002-05-07 03:30:44 Simple Math Kire 2002-05-07 03:19:56 Solution Joe Roth 2002-05-07 03:19:19 How Much *Did* they pay? Lokela 2002-05-07 02:45:43 Maybe the solution LW 2002-05-07 02:45:43

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