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# Just a little riddle...

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Just a little riddle...

Three guys rent a hotel room for the night. When they get to the hotel they pay the \$30 fee, then go up to their room. Soon the bellhop brings up their bags and gives the lawyers back \$5 because the hotel was having a special discount that weekend. So the three lawyers decide to each keep one of the \$5 dollars and to give the bellhop a \$2 tip. However, when they sat down to tally up their expenses for the weekend the could not explain the following details:

Each one of them had originally paid \$10 (towards the initial \$30), then each got back \$1 which meant that they each paid \$9. Then they gave the bellhop a \$2 tip. HOWEVER, 3 • \$9 + \$2 = \$29

The guys couldn't figure out what happened to the other dollar. After all, the three paid out \$30 but could only account for \$29.

Can you determine what happened?

Landry  Sep 23, 2014

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Thanks Landry.  This is a great puzzle.

I have whited out Chris's answer so that you can try and fathom it yourselves.

I hope that you don't mind Chris.

Melody  Sep 24, 2014
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Thanks Landry.  This is a great puzzle.