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Old 02-12-2021, 10:26 AM   #1
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Three women rent a hotel room. Hotel clerk charged them $30. They each pay $10 each. The clerk realized he overcharged them. Cost was $25. He sent the bellhop to return the $5. Well the bellhop decides he can’t split $5 three ways so he pockets $2 and gives $1 back to each of the women. That means the women ended up only paying $9 each for a total of $27. The bellhop kept $2. That totals $29.


What happened to the other dollar?
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:32 AM   #2
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It got stuffed in the kitty.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:37 AM   #3
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Word trick.
25 is kept in the register.
5 is given to bell hop to return and keep 2 for himself.
1+1+1+2=5 25+5=30

There is no missing dollar
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:38 AM   #4
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Three women rent a hotel room. Hotel clerk charged them $30. They each pay $10 each. The clerk realized he overcharged them. Cost was $25. He sent the bellhop to return the $5. Well the bellhop decides he can’t split $5 three ways so he pockets $2 and gives $1 back to each of the women. That means the women ended up only paying $9 each for a total of $27. The bellhop kept $2. That totals $29.


What happened to the other dollar?
There is no extra dollar.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:38 AM   #5
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:42 AM   #6
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Yep. The three women actually paid $9.33 apiece and the filthy thief of a bellhop walked away with $2.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:45 AM   #7
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Yep. The three women actually paid $9.33 apiece and the filthy thief of a bellhop walked away with $2.
Wrong. The women paid $9 apiece and the bellhop was gifted $2 by his manager.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:46 AM   #8
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The women paid a total of $28 not $27.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:47 AM   #9
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Another riddle:
What gets wetter as it dries?
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:47 AM   #10
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The women paid $9 each- $27 total. $2 went to the bellhop and $25 went to the cash register.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:56 AM   #11
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Women now paid $27. Hotel kept $25. Bellboy kept $2. 27 = 25 + 2
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:00 AM   #12
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Idk

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Old 02-12-2021, 11:00 AM   #13
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Another riddle:
What gets wetter as it dries?
Good one, one of my go to's when I was a lifeguard many moons ago.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:01 AM   #14
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What gets wetter as it dries?
Towel
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:05 AM   #15
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Sounds like democrat math. They must have waited until 3:00 AM when no one else was watching to count the money.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:11 AM   #16
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The women paid $25
If they would have paid $9 then $27 would have been kept in the register.

It's a word trick.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:18 AM   #17
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The women paid $25
If they would have paid $9 then $27 would have been kept in the register.

It's a word trick.

No, they paid $27. The hotel stole $2 and gifted it to the bellhop.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:25 AM   #18
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Word trick.
25 is kept in the register.
5 is given to bell hop to return and keep 2 for himself.
1+1+1+2=5 25+5=30

There is no missing dollar


Lol nicely done. Y’all caught on quick. I had some fun with this on the www. Some still can’t figure it out.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:28 AM   #19
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Ice
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:36 AM   #20
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Hotel kept $25, bellhop kept $2 = $27

Each lady ended up paying $9 x 3 = $27

Pots squared.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:36 AM   #21
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that dollar probably went where my "seemingly" extra dollars go..........


I'll go with Rush2judge and Jmac24
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:42 AM   #23
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I'll go with Rush2judge and Jmac24
Well, they're wrong soooooooooooooo
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:45 AM   #24
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No, they paid $27. The hotel stole $2 and gifted it to the bellhop.
Yes after the fact. Should have said they were charged $25.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:50 AM   #25
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We got at least give traildust a participation award
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:52 AM   #26
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We got at least give traildust a participation award
I missed that. He gets the win for that comment
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Old 02-12-2021, 12:14 PM   #27
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Well, they're wrong soooooooooooooo
they aren't wrong. the women paid $27.

might be better to say they paid $25 and gave the bellboy a $2 tip for returning the five.
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Old 02-12-2021, 12:31 PM   #28
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The doctor was a woman.

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Old 02-12-2021, 01:25 PM   #29
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Three women rent a hotel room. Hotel clerk charged them $30. They each pay $10 each. The clerk realized he overcharged them. Cost was $25. He sent the bellhop to return the $5. Well the bellhop decides he can’t split $5 three ways so he pockets $2 and gives $1 back to each of the women. That means the women ended up only paying $9 each for a total of $27. The bellhop kept $2. That totals $29.


What happened to the other dollar?
Depends on how you do the math. First off, Im reporting the clerk stole my money.

$25 for room.
$2 stolen by clerk
$3 reimbursed
$30
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:15 PM   #30
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The doctor was a woman.

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Old 02-12-2021, 03:24 PM   #31
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The fractional dollar stayed in the register that kept it all even
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:31 PM   #32
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A wealthy merchant from the east passed away. In his will, the man stated equally division of his wealth to three sons but his most treasured camels were divided in rather challenging way.

According to the will the eldest son was to be given half of the camels, the middle son was to be given one third of the camels, and the youngest son was to be given one ninth of the camels. The merchant had seventeen cattle. As it was not possible to divide 17 camels into half, one third or even into one ninth. The three son started fighting with each other for their fair share of the camels.

Since the sons were not able distribute the camel among them, they went to a wise man for advice. The wise man patiently listened about the sons’ dilemma. After carefully understanding the situation the wise man brought one of his camels and added to the the seventeen camels of the merchant. That increased the total to eighteen (18) camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will and divided the camels. Half of eighteen is nine. So he gave the eldest son nine camels. One third of the eighteen is six, so he gave the middle son six camels. The youngest son got one ninth of the eighteen camels, so he gave him two camels.

After giving nine, six and two camels to the sons, he successfully distributed seventeen camels. The wise man took back his camel.
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:16 PM   #33
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Riddle manipulating the order of operations. There's no missing dollar when you do the math but when you let the media spin it then someone stole a dollar
30/3 = 10 (what each person paid)
30-5 = 25 (actual cost of room)
5 - 3 = 3 (2 dollars pocketed leaves 3 for the guests)
Done.

Now, what's red but smells like green paint?
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:22 PM   #34
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A wealthy merchant from the east passed away. In his will, the man stated equally division of his wealth to three sons but his most treasured camels were divided in rather challenging way.

According to the will the eldest son was to be given half of the camels, the middle son was to be given one third of the camels, and the youngest son was to be given one ninth of the camels. The merchant had seventeen cattle. As it was not possible to divide 17 camels into half, one third or even into one ninth. The three son started fighting with each other for their fair share of the camels.

Since the sons were not able distribute the camel among them, they went to a wise man for advice. The wise man patiently listened about the sons’ dilemma. After carefully understanding the situation the wise man brought one of his camels and added to the the seventeen camels of the merchant. That increased the total to eighteen (18) camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will and divided the camels. Half of eighteen is nine. So he gave the eldest son nine camels. One third of the eighteen is six, so he gave the middle son six camels. The youngest son got one ninth of the eighteen camels, so he gave him two camels.

After giving nine, six and two camels to the sons, he successfully distributed seventeen camels. The wise man took back his camel.
Adding the extra camel takes the rounding headache out. Without the wise man's camel you get:
17/2 = 8.5 (rounded to 9)
17/3 = 5.66666666 (rounded to 6)
17/9 = 1.88888888 (rounded to 2)
9+6+2=17
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Adding the extra camel takes the rounding headache out. Without the wise man's camel you get:

17/2 = 8.5 (rounded to 9)

17/3 = 5.66666666 (rounded to 6)

17/9 = 1.88888888 (rounded to 2)

9+6+2=17
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:35 AM   #36
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What’s green and smells like pork?
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Riddle manipulating the order of operations. There's no missing dollar when you do the math but when you let the media spin it then someone stole a dollar
30/3 = 10 (what each person paid)
30-5 = 25 (actual cost of room)
5 - 3 = 3 (2 dollars pocketed leaves 3 for the guests)
Done.

Now, what's red but smells like green paint?
This^
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:57 PM   #38
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Now, what's red but smells like green paint?
Red paint.
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:21 PM   #40
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:52 PM   #41
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You lose it once it grows back stronger, lose it twice and it's gone forever.
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Old 02-18-2021, 02:06 PM   #43
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What goes up and never comes down?
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I’ve known the answer to this one since I was young!
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taxes
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Had to look it up.
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Had to look it up.
Shoulda figured that out
Haha yeah my grandpa would always ask me this when I was younger and I figured it out one day but could never tell him I knew it. He told me the answer about 2 weeks before he passed away and got a kick out of it! Always a good one to make some people think hard
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Three women alone in a hotel room? How many beds were there?
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