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Old 19-02-07, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default This will Mess With Your Head.

Been posted before but for those who havent seen it.

3 men go into a motel. The man behind the desk said the room is $30, so
each man paid $10 and went to the room.
A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only $25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with $5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a $1 and kept the other $2 for himself.
This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27, add the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29. Where is the other dollar?
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Old 19-02-07, 09:19 AM   #2
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does george best have it?
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Old 19-02-07, 09:21 AM   #3
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Been posted before but for those who havent seen it.

3 men go into a motel. The man behind the desk said the room is $30, so
each man paid $10 and went to the room.
A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only $25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with $5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a $1 and kept the other $2 for himself.
This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27, add the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29. Where is the other dollar?
There has to be a way to PROFIT from this wierdness.......

Probably involved the internet.......
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Old 19-02-07, 09:28 AM   #4
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It all to do with the way we count up and down

If you try the same thing using actual object eg paperclips to represent each pound you will see what I mean
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Old 19-02-07, 09:48 AM   #5
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Men have 3
Bellboy has 2
Hotel has 25.
It all adds up. You're not balancing it properly.

Or to put it another way, the 2 is already accounted for in the 3 x 9 that the men have paid, the remaining 3 is in the men's pockets.
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Old 19-02-07, 11:27 AM   #6
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its probaly down the back of the sofa
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Old 19-02-07, 12:04 PM   #7
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It all to do with the way we count up and down

If you try the same thing using actual object eg paperclips to represent each pound you will see what I mean
No, that don't work ...... I only have 8 paperclips.

Lets be sensible now.

What motel / hotel would take a currency of paperclips?

Where can I find one?
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It all to do with the way we count up and down
Yep......

Hold out your hands and count your fingers and thumbs downwards from 10.

So, on the first hand you go..............10, 9, 8, 7, 6. Than add on the 5 from the other hand and you have 11
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Old 19-02-07, 12:32 PM   #9
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my brother-in-law, who works at the Nigerian Finance Ministry, would like to offer you the opportunity to help him recover the $1 ...
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