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Old 10-15-2007, 05:10 PM   #11
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original room cost - $30
New Room Cost - $25

Money given back to guys - $1x3 = $3

Money kept by Receptionist - $2

New Room cost + money given back to guys + money kept by receptionish = Old Room cost

$25 + $3 + $2 = $30


Where is the problem?

correct. the receptionist kept the 2 buck first which leaves 3 1 dollar bills for each
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hmm.. now its working.

the guys didnt pay $27 they paid $28

25+3 is not 27.. its just worded funny
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Not scrolling down to see other answers...

There was no extra dollar. There was a 5 dollar diffrence. $3 back + $2 in the pocket = $5.

Or look at it this way, $27 total paid - $2 in the pocket = $25 for the room.
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no they paid 25 + 2 dollar tip
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the guys didnt pay $27 they paid $28
Huh?
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Quote:
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original room cost - $30
New Room Cost - $25

Money given back to guys - $1x3 = $3 New Total=$27 (30-3)

Money kept by Receptionist - $2 New Total = $29 (27 + 2)

New Room cost + money given back to guys + money kept by receptionish = Old Room cost No it doesn't

$25 + $3 + $2 = $30 We're not adding from 25, we're subtracting from 30. You're not allowed to change the equation to get the answer you want
The equation would look something like 30-3+2=29


Where is the problem?
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He ^ Farted
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i cheated and found the answer. its just fooked up math like i thought

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The math is incorrect. If they had been charged $27.00 for the room originally, they would have each given the man $10.00, and each received $1 change, making the math problem 9+9+9=27, and 27+3=30, the $3 being the key. Instead, the way the problem reads, it is turned into 27+2=29, which is where the confusion lies. The problem should be $25 (room rate) + $2 (what the bellboy kept) = $27, and $27 + $3 (the change the three guys received) = $30.
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thats what I said


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correct. the receptionist kept the 2 buck first which leaves 3 1 dollar bills for each
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New Room cost + money given back to guys + money kept by receptionish = Old Room cost No it doesn'tWhere is the problem?
Yes, yes it does.
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