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    Three people check into a motel. They pay $30 to the desk clerk and go to their room. The desk clerk finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellhop to return. On the way to the room the bellhop 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 bellhop has $2, totalling $29.

    Where is the remaining dollar?

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    I would like to see the answer to this........

    my logic, it is lost.

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    I know this one so I'll see if somebody else can get it.

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    Woooh this is a trippy puzzle lol but I think I figured it out.

    They really didn't pay 9 dollars each. They actually paid around $8.14 each.
    This is because the bellhop took $2 from the 30 they paid, so their total was $28. You divide that by 3 and you get how much each of them paid.

    Am I right or am I really off? lol I get Ds in math all the time, so who knows..
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    You're on the right track but your math is off.

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    No, they each paid 9 bucks. They started with 10 bucks each for the $30 total. Then the bellhop gave them back $1 each.

    Keep trying!

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    look, its summer vacation. No school. I shouldnt have to think this hard.
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    So they paid 30 and got back 3 which equals 27 so each paid 9 dollars?

    Ohhh my brain hurts hahaha I agree with Plantslikebugs its summer I shouldn't be doing math hehe
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