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Thread: It Doesnt Add Up

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Figure this out:

    Three men in a hotel call room service and order two large pizzas. the delivery boy brings them up with a bill for exactly $30. Each man gives him a $10, and he leaves.

    When the delivery boy hands the $30 to the cashier, he is told that a mistake has been made. The bill was not $30, but in fact $25. The cashier give the delivery boy five $1 bills and instructs him to give it back to the men who ordered the pizza.

    On his way back to their room, the delivery boy has a thought ... these men didn't tip him. His figures that since there is no way to split $5 evenly three ways he will keep $2 as a tip and give them back $3.

    He knocks on the door and one of the men answers. The boy explains about the mix-up with the bill, and hands the men $3, then departs with his $2 tip in his pocket.

    Now the fun begins:

    $30 - $25 = $5. Correct? $5-$3 = $2. Correct?

    So, what's the problem?
    All is well, right?
    No. Not quite. Answer this

    Each man originally gave $10 each.
    They each got $1 in change.
    That means they paid $9 each, and multiplied by three is $27.
    The delivery boy kept $2 for a tip.

    $27 + $2 = $29

    Where is the other dollar?
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  2. Funny S**t   -   #2
    vivitron 15's Avatar Poster
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    Jan 2003
    North East England, UK
    I got it:

    the last line is must look at what was paid in: 9*3=27, and what was kept, 25 ffor the pizza and 2 tip...this adds up to the 27

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