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X5wrangler
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Can anyone work this out, I would appreciate it if someone could!!!:001_smile:
3 MEN GO INTO A HOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS £30.00. SO EACH MAN PAID £10.00 AND WENT TO THE ROOM. A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY £25.00
SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH £5.00 ON THE WAY THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT £5.00 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A £1.00 AND KEPT THE OTHER £2.00 FOR
HIMSELF.
THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID £9.00 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF £27.00, ADD THE £2.00 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = £29.00
WHERE IS THE OTHER POUND? :001_unsure:
3 MEN GO INTO A HOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS £30.00. SO EACH MAN PAID £10.00 AND WENT TO THE ROOM. A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY £25.00
SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH £5.00 ON THE WAY THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT £5.00 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A £1.00 AND KEPT THE OTHER £2.00 FOR
HIMSELF.
THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID £9.00 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF £27.00, ADD THE £2.00 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = £29.00
WHERE IS THE OTHER POUND? :001_unsure:
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Give me a pound and I'll tell you!0

So it was you all along, you nicked the quid!!!!!0

LOL! Shall we wait and see what answers you get before I hand it back?0

I've seen this before and it drove me nuts too  can't remember the exact answer but it's something to do with the cost of the room being 25/3 = 8.3333 per person (not £9), add to that the £2 the bellboy kept and the £3 he gave back to the men and you have £29.99999.
But yes, I'm confused again now  any further answers out there??0 
This was on the old forum a while back, suggest someone with lots of time on their hands has a sneaky look and puts us out of our misery!0

Don't know if this actually makes sense, but it does in my head (I think!)
The £2 that the bellboy kept should be taken off 3 x £9 = £27  £2 = £25, the amount that should have been paid for the room.
To get the £30, it's 3 x £9 = £27 plus 3 x £1 (which the men were given back) = £30.
Fran0 
That was good try this!
Heres one thats been driving me nuts and its prob simplier than it seems have a go
O and post your answers and i will see if its right
Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
The challenge is on  can you open the spreadsheet?
This is a real 5th grade math problem. If you can open the
Spreadsheet, you'll see that only a small list of people (older than
5th
Graders) have gotten the correct answer. This is not a trick question.
This is a real math problem so don't say that a bus has no legs.
There are 7 girls in a bus.
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.
For every big cat, there are 7 little cats.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus?0 
So altogether there 49 backpacks x 7 = 343 big cats
343 x 7 =2401 little cats
Total cats = 2744
Total cats legs = 2744 x 4 = 10976
Girls legs = 7 x 2 = 14
Total legs = 14+10976=10990
Then i bet theres something stupid like add the bus drivers legs?0 
Does the driver have legs? Might be disabled?0


omg
Gem you got it right0 
What if it was driven by Rolf Harris's character, Jake?
That's something for the over 40's!0 
Thats what got me wow the busdriver had not legs bless must have made driving the bus a bit different lol0

The answer is simple;
From the 3 men's perspective the total cost of the room is £27 in total (£9 each)
that is (25 divide by 3) plus £2 tip to the boy.
The illusion (or the classics student's understanding) is that your are adding £2 to £27 to say that the cost is £29 But infact it is only £27 (including £2 for the tip) i.e £30 less £3 = £27
The correct answer should be that the total cost is £27 and the tip is £2 therefore the cost of the room is £8.33 for 2 men & £8.34 for one man. and the cost for the tip is £0.66 & £0.67 respectively.0 
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