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Old 03-24-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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3 guys check into a hotel... (Math Problem)

Three guys check into a hotel room and the desk clerk charges them $30. Each guy pays $10 for the room. The manager tells the desk clerk that the room is only $25 and to give them back their $5. Because the desk clerk is stumped as how to split $5 three ways, he decides to give each guy back $1 and pocket the extra $2.

If each guy gets back $1, then they each paid $9. If 9 x 3 = 27 plus the $2 from the desk clerks pocket, thats $29. Where did the extra dollar go?
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it got dropped on the ground...?
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to the hotel...they shouldve each only paid like $8.33...so essentially they each overpaid and the hotel pockets the extra?
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my previous answer is incorrect...


someone had to tip the hooker
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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In the clerks pocket

It's the wording. Don't pay attention to the $27 figure. Concentrate on this.

$30 paid.

$25 Acutal cost of room due to discount

$5 owed

$1 dollar to each

$2 for the clerk.

The mythical figure of $27 ASSUMES that the cost of the room was actually $27 due to the refund of $1 per man (it should have been 25 due to the multiple occupant discount, The number 27 was never mentioned by "motel personel"). Look only at the original price and the actual discount price of $30 and $25 respectively. If you do that, the math should make sense

30 dollars paid

25 dollars actual cost of room

5 Dollars total refund

3 dollars total to the salesmen

2 dollars to the clerk

Hence an algebraic formula ((30-5)+3)+2)=30

(25+3)+2=30

28+2=30

Or:

x=$30, total paid by salesmen

y=$25 cost of room with multiple occupancy discount

z=$5 Total amount of refund due salesmen

a=$2 Amount kept by clerk

b=$3 Actual amount refunded to salesmen

Which gives you (((x-z)+b)+a)=x

Now isn't that much simpler?
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my previous answer is incorrect...


someone had to tip the hooker


To be honest I don't know the answer, it's just math that doesn't work.
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There is no extra dollar. The $2 should have been subtracted from the $27 to equal $25

Holding back on sarcastic comment for the Family Audience viewing this at home.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:53 PM   #8
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In the clerks pocket

It's the wording. Don't pay attention to the $27 figure. Concentrate on this.

$30 paid.

$25 Acutal cost of room due to discount

$5 owed

$1 dollar to each

$2 for the clerk.

The mythical figure of $27 ASSUMES that the cost of the room was actually $27 due to the refund of $1 per man (it should have been 25 due to the multiple occupant discount, The number 27 was never mentioned by "motel personel"). Look only at the original price and the actual discount price of $30 and $25 respectively. If you do that, the math should make sense

30 dollars paid

25 dollars actual cost of room

5 Dollars total refund

3 dollars total to the salesmen

2 dollars to the clerk

Hence an algebraic formula ((30-5)+3)+2)=30

(25+3)+2=30

28+2=30

Or:

x=$30, total paid by salesmen

y=$25 cost of room with multiple occupancy discount

z=$5 Total amount of refund due salesmen

a=$2 Amount kept by clerk

b=$3 Actual amount refunded to salesmen

Which gives you (((x-z)+b)+a)=x

Now isn't that much simpler?
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In the clerks pocket

It's the wording. Don't pay attention to the $27 figure. Concentrate on this.

$30 paid.

$25 Acutal cost of room due to discount

$5 owed

$1 dollar to each

$2 for the clerk.

The mythical figure of $27 ASSUMES that the cost of the room was actually $27 due to the refund of $1 per man (it should have been 25 due to the multiple occupant discount, The number 27 was never mentioned by "motel personel"). Look only at the original price and the actual discount price of $30 and $25 respectively. If you do that, the math should make sense

30 dollars paid

25 dollars actual cost of room

5 Dollars total refund

3 dollars total to the salesmen

2 dollars to the clerk

Hence an algebraic formula ((30-5)+3)+2)=30

(25+3)+2=30

28+2=30

Or:

x=$30, total paid by salesmen

y=$25 cost of room with multiple occupancy discount

z=$5 Total amount of refund due salesmen

a=$2 Amount kept by clerk

b=$3 Actual amount refunded to salesmen

Which gives you (((x-z)+b)+a)=x

Now isn't that much simpler?
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In the clerks pocket

It's the wording. Don't pay attention to the $27 figure. Concentrate on this.

$30 paid.

$25 Acutal cost of room due to discount

$5 owed

$1 dollar to each

$2 for the clerk.

The mythical figure of $27 ASSUMES that the cost of the room was actually $27 due to the refund of $1 per man (it should have been 25 due to the multiple occupant discount, The number 27 was never mentioned by "motel personel"). Look only at the original price and the actual discount price of $30 and $25 respectively. If you do that, the math should make sense

30 dollars paid

25 dollars actual cost of room

5 Dollars total refund

3 dollars total to the salesmen

2 dollars to the clerk

Hence an algebraic formula ((30-5)+3)+2)=30

(25+3)+2=30

28+2=30

Or:

x=$30, total paid by salesmen

y=$25 cost of room with multiple occupancy discount

z=$5 Total amount of refund due salesmen

a=$2 Amount kept by clerk

b=$3 Actual amount refunded to salesmen

Which gives you (((x-z)+b)+a)=x

Now isn't that much simpler?
Glad you straightened that out for us Del
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in the clerks pocket

it's the wording. Don't pay attention to the $27 figure. Concentrate on this.

$30 paid.

$25 acutal cost of room due to discount

$5 owed

$1 dollar to each

$2 for the clerk.

The mythical figure of $27 assumes that the cost of the room was actually $27 due to the refund of $1 per man (it should have been 25 due to the multiple occupant discount, the number 27 was never mentioned by "motel personel"). Look only at the original price and the actual discount price of $30 and $25 respectively. If you do that, the math should make sense

30 dollars paid

25 dollars actual cost of room

5 dollars total refund

3 dollars total to the salesmen

2 dollars to the clerk

hence an algebraic formula ((30-5)+3)+2)=30

(25+3)+2=30

28+2=30

or:

X=$30, total paid by salesmen

y=$25 cost of room with multiple occupancy discount

z=$5 total amount of refund due salesmen

a=$2 amount kept by clerk

b=$3 actual amount refunded to salesmen

which gives you (((x-z)+b)+a)=x

now isn't that much simpler?
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In the clerks pocket

It's the wording. Don't pay attention to the $27 figure. Concentrate on this.

$30 paid.

$25 Acutal cost of room due to discount

$5 owed

$1 dollar to each

$2 for the clerk.

The mythical figure of $27 ASSUMES that the cost of the room was actually $27 due to the refund of $1 per man (it should have been 25 due to the multiple occupant discount, The number 27 was never mentioned by "motel personel"). Look only at the original price and the actual discount price of $30 and $25 respectively. If you do that, the math should make sense

30 dollars paid

25 dollars actual cost of room

5 Dollars total refund

3 dollars total to the salesmen

2 dollars to the clerk

Hence an algebraic formula ((30-5)+3)+2)=30

(25+3)+2=30

28+2=30

Or:

x=$30, total paid by salesmen

y=$25 cost of room with multiple occupancy discount

z=$5 Total amount of refund due salesmen

a=$2 Amount kept by clerk

b=$3 Actual amount refunded to salesmen

Which gives you (((x-z)+b)+a)=x

Now isn't that much simpler?
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Three guys check into a hotel room and the desk clerk charges them $30. Each guy pays $10 for the room. The manager tells the desk clerk that the room is only $25 and to give them back their $5. Because the desk clerk is stumped as how to split $5 three ways, he decides to give each guy back $1 and pocket the extra $2.

If each guy gets back $1, then they each paid $9. If 9 x 3 = 27 plus the $2 from the desk clerks pocket, thats $29. Where did the extra dollar go?

its bad math, they paid $25, not $30.
"If each guy gets back $1" = -$1
"plus the $2 from the desk clerks pocket" = +$2

you are supposed to subtract the $2 from the clerk not add it. if you do that, then you get the $25 for the cost of the room.
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