Monday, February 22, 2010

Where is the missing £1?

Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people. 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 missing £1?

2 Answers:

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Atlast the total money paid is 27 not 30(room rent 25+ 2 taken by bellboy) . so don't try to get total 30.

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