# A lighter note for the afternoon :)

11 replies to this topic
• # KiwiThumper

Posted March 31, 2003 - 05:21 PM

3 men go into a motel. The desk clerk said the room was \$30, so each man paid \$10 and went to the room.

A while later, the desk clerk realized the room was only \$25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with \$5.

On the way, the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split \$5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man \$1 and kept the other \$2 for himself.

This meant that the 3 men each paid \$9 for the room, which is a total of \$27.

Add to that the \$2 the bellboy kept and the total is \$29.

Where is the other dollar?

• # Indy_WR450

Posted March 31, 2003 - 05:45 PM

They only paid \$8.33 each (25/3). They each have \$1.00 and the Bell boy has \$2.00. That totals \$30.00
You have disinformation in your statement! You may have a chance as a reporter for NBC or National Geographic.

• # KiwiThumper

Posted March 31, 2003 - 05:48 PM

But if they paid \$10 and then got \$1 back ... 10-1 = \$9

• # ride_red

Posted March 31, 2003 - 05:49 PM

The three men together are out a total of \$27 (the figure of \$30 is now irrelevant because \$3 was refunded). The desk clerk is holding 25 of that. The bell boy has the other \$2. RR.

• # ride_red

Posted March 31, 2003 - 05:53 PM

You may have a chance as a reporter for NBC or National Geographic.

Hey I just read Arnett was originally from New Zealand. RR.

• # ThumperWR450F

Posted March 31, 2003 - 06:01 PM

originaly \$30 .. refunded \$5 .. between 3 .. bellboy kept \$2 there is no missing dollar !!25+3+2=30

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• # Indy_WR450

Posted March 31, 2003 - 06:08 PM

Come on KiwiThumper. I said they each paid \$8.33 for the room. The rest they paid the Bell boy! (8.33 X 3)+ 2 = 27.
They paid \$27 but \$25 went to the room. If I go any further I will have to give up and claim that you win because you are an extermeme liberal. Can't win an argument with them.

• # foursmoke

Posted March 31, 2003 - 06:15 PM

If the room was \$25, each man paid \$8.33. After their \$1 refund, They paid \$9.33 x 3 = \$28. The Bell boy kept \$2, that ='s \$30

• # ride_red

Posted March 31, 2003 - 06:28 PM

What the heck's going on if three guys are staying in one room? For \$25 bucks a night is has to be a single bed. Am I at the right forum? RR.

• # Indy_WR450

Posted March 31, 2003 - 06:34 PM

No they paid \$8.33 each for the room. \$0.67 each to the bell boy and each have a \$1.00 in their pockets. But I think they might all be gay!

• # Chaindrive

Posted April 01, 2003 - 02:30 AM

You need to subtract the \$2 the bellboy kept instead of add it to the \$27. It was part of the refund.

You don't happen to work for the New Zealand version of the IRS, do you? Is this an audit?

• # Chris_from_Oz

Posted April 01, 2003 - 04:18 AM

Kiwi, if there is a dollar missing, I think the three queers used it to bribe the desk clerk into keeping quiet about what he saw when he walked in to give them their refund.