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# Hotel Bill

### #31

Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:13 PM

### #32

Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:40 AM

The remaining $3 come from the $1 each person got returned to them added together.

A deputy head at my school did the same puzze with pounds, but didn't tell us the answer.

Am I right?

It's not EXACTLY nonsense - pretty cool actually

muahaha messing with innocent minds lol

x

### #33

Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:03 AM

Hotel Bill- Back to the Logic Puzzles

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?Spoiler for Solution

This is another famous 'paradox'. I've found it in multiple sites before. And one of them explained it. It said that in these statements, all the information is correct EXCEPT for the last two. "So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29." These are false and misleading statements because in the $27, it is the $2 that the bellboy kept that has been accounted for. Which means that there is the $3 that still needs to be taken in that was given back to the guests of the hotel. And $27 plus $3 equals $30, the same amount that was originally given.

**Edited by stilllearning, 26 February 2008 - 04:05 AM.**

### #34

Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:36 PM

### #35

Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:56 PM

### #36

Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:15 AM

AM I RIGHT OR NOT THINK ABOUT IT

### #37

Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:46 AM

### #38

Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:10 PM

### #39

Posted 23 March 2008 - 07:52 PM

Hotel Bill- Back to the Logic Puzzles

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?Spoiler for Solution

where do you get $27 from, $25 at the desk, $3 to the guys, and the $2 the bellboy kept: 25+3+2=30

### #40

Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:33 AM

The problem estates that each person paid $9 ($27 total) plus $2 for the bell hop equals 29. HERE'S THE CATCH (AND THE LIE)!!! The first $27 already include the $2 for the bell hop (and $25 for the rooms), so REAL total cost for all $3 was in fact $27. If you add the $3 returned after the bell hop stole $2 you get the $30 originally paid.

Hope this clears any doubts.

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