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Funny question

  1. Apr 21, 2005 #1
    4-20 After gambling all day, three men decided to get a room so they walked up to the front desk at the hotel casino. Desk clerk told them that the 2 bedroom suite is $3600 for one night. So the guys all chipped in $1200 to pay for this. They go to their room to get some much needed rest. After an hour the front desk clerk noticed that she had charged them $800 to much. The room was suspose to be $2800 with there comps that day. So she gave the bell boy $800 to take up to them. As he was riding in the elevator he stuffed $200 in his pocket thinking they would never notice nor that they would not tip him. Once he got to the room he handed each of them $200 a piece (equaling the $600 after stealing $200= $800). So now that the guys got refunded $200 back...............

    They all got back $200 which means they only paid $1000 a piece instead of $1200 a piece, Bell boy pocketed $200..............Math.......3 Guys x $1000= $3000 bell boy stole $200.......where is the other $400?????????
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 21, 2005 #2
    (edit)You are adding the $200 the bellboy stole and not subtracting it. If the bellboy gave all the money back then the total would be $2800, the price of the room. Since he stole $200 the men paid $3000 total for a $2800 room. There is no missing $400.

    This reminds me of the change for a dollar con.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2005
  4. Apr 21, 2005 #3
    thats like saying
    I give you 1500 dollars
    you give me back 500
    bassically i only payed you 1000
    well, its kinda obvious...isnt it
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