# 316 logic/29.p

## Description

This article is from the Puzzles FAQ,
by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly
mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

# 316 logic/29.p

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?

logic/29.s

Each person paid $9, totalling $27. The manager has $25 and the bellboy $2.

The bellboy's $2 should be added to the manager's $25 or subtracted from

the tenants' $27, not added to the tenants' $27.

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