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Paige's Mom

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#367 Hotel Bill

Posted by Paige's Mom on 03 May 2007 - 03:07 PM

Actually, I got a totally different answer - and please tell me if I'm wrong:

For the money exchanged: The true bill was $25 and the bellboy gave each of the three guests a $1 back. Now, the total exchanged is $28. And the bellboy has $2. That equals the $30.

For the intangible part: You can't figure in that each guest paid exactly $9 for the room because the room bill was $25 which can't be divided between 3 people evenly. Each person would have paid exactly $8.33333333333333 each.

Take the $8 x's 3 people = $24
Plus $3 they were given back = $3
.33333333333333 x's 3 people = $1 <--- the missing dollar
and the bellboy has $2

Total = $30


- Hope I did this right
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