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 Where is the other \$1? 2001-06-05 From Samantha:3 people go to a motel. The room is \$30. They split it \$10 each. While in the room the Mgr. tells the clerk the room was only \$25, so he gives her \$5 to take back to the 3 people. On the way she cant decide how to split the \$5 between the three people so she puts \$2 in her pocket and gives them \$1 each.....Therefore, the room now only cost the three people \$9 each, which is \$27 plus the \$2 the clerk pocketed,making a total of \$29.....Where is the other \$1?Answered by Leeanne Boehm. The Bellhop Problem 1999-08-29 From Gerard O'Neill:Three fellows going to a Math Conference book into a motel. "That will be \$30.00" says the bellhop. Each fellow gives \$10.00 and they go off to their room. The manager enters and says "That was a \$25.00 room. Go and give them \$5.00 back." The bellhop heads off but thinks....."how am I going to split \$5.00 between 3 fellows? Hey I will keep two dollars and give each guy a dollar." He does just that.......each fellow now paid \$9.00 and the bellhop kept two. 3 X 9= 27 plus the bellhops two = \$29.00 Where is the missing dollar?Answered by Harley Weston.

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