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Fun Stuff => Competitions & Quizzes => Topic started by: Wizzo on November 26, 2007, 10:19:22 AM

Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people.
On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person.
Now each person paid £10 and got back £1. So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29. Where is the missing £1?

Nothing..... Because it doesn't exist.... :o
Greatest mathematical magic trick ever that one....
I can explain my answer.... but... quite simply I am too tired..... it's 10pm here now
Rom

£25 with the manager (room rate)
£3 with the people (each given £1 by the bell boy)
£2 with the bellboy (pocketed £2)
The manager has the other £1.

You have to be careful what we are adding together.
Originally, they paid £30, they each received back £1, thus they now have only paid £27.
Of this £27, £25 went to the manager for the room and £2 went to the bellboy.
3 x £1 = £3 (Customers) + £25 (Manager) + £2 (Bellboy) = £30
There was no missing £1!  strange eh?