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The Extra Dollar in the Hotel

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#110
Fun:*** (2.74)
Difficulty:** (2.05)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:giraffe**
Corrected By:Winner4600

 

 

 



Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room, the bellboy 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 bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the remaining dollar?



Answer

Each person paid $9, totalling $27. The manager has $25 and the bellboy has $2. The bellboy's $2 should be added to the manager's $25 or subtracted from the tenants' $27, not added to the tenants' $27.
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