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Old 09-18-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I sure hope those that see $35 anywhere in this one do not handle money in any way.

I explained the "problem" in my first post, this is first grade math.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Default What a HOOT!!!!

Great thread!!! Haven't laughed like this in quite some time. And the Abbott and Costello clip was the icing on the cake!!!!

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Old 09-18-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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The answer was provided & discussed. Did you miss it?
Yes, I must have missed it. I'll go back and look for Jim's post with the answer..
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Those of you that enjoyed the mathematical gymnastics of this thread might enjoy the following:

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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You guys are too sharp! I just realized this thread would have been much more fun if I had posted it in the Politics forum! Can you imagine the answers if you added political goverment budget logic to the riddle.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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oops wrong thread
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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If the bellboy is a wannabe politician, he would keep all the money, and tell the manager that he has lost track of it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The defect in the OP is that it asks "Where is the missing dollar", when in fact there is no missing dollar.

The misstated line is the one where it adds the bellboy's $2 to the $27 that the men paid for the room (they paid only $25 for the room). The men are out of pocket $27, which includes the $2 that the bellboy kept. Plus the $25 paid to the manager. 25+2=27.

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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The defect in the OP is that it asks "Where is the missing dollar", when in fact there is no missing dollar.

The misstated line is the one where it adds the bellboy's $2 to the $27 that the men paid for the room (they paid only $25 for the room). The men are out of pocket $27, which includes the $2 that the bellboy kept. Plus the $25 paid to the manager. 25+2=27.
And don't forget, if you subtract 5 from 30 you now have 35.
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