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Pen Marks
06172008, 09:39 PM
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anoder one :D mom's buggin me to refresh my math skills so....
i have the answer for this one but i'm not looking at it till i solve it or we give up :D
Three lawyers rent a hotel room for the night. When they get to the hotel they pay the $30 fee, then go up to their room. Soon the bellhop brings up their bags and gives the lawysers back $5 because the hotel was having a special discount that weekend. So the three lawyers decide to each keep one of the $5 dollars and to give the bellhop a $2 tip. However, when they sat down to tally up their expenses for the weekend the could not explain the following details:
Each one of them had originally paid $10 (towards the initial $30), then each got back $1 which meant that they each paid $9. Then they gave the bellhop a $2 tip. HOWEVER, 3 • $9 + $2 = $29
The lawyers couldn't figure out what happened to the other dollar. After all, the three paid out $30 but could only account for $29.
Can you determine what happened?
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Güven
06172008, 10:10 PM
They gave 30 dollar fee so actualy 10 dollar each
but they get discount for 5 dollar that means they actualy paid 25 euro I mean dollar srry
so 25 / 3 = 8,3333333333333333333333 :)each Lawyer paid fee
but they gave 2 dollar tip so that means they actualy paid 27 dollar in total
they had 3 dollars forthemselves but gave instead 2 dollar for the tip
So That Meaaaaaans only ONE Thing ...... One didnt PAY!!
NO WAIT!!
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Güven
06172008, 10:23 PM
new version
They gave 30 dollar fee so actualy 10 dollar each
but they get discount for 5 dollar that means they actualy paid 25 euro I mean dollar srry
so 25 / 3 = 8,3333333333333333333333 :)each Lawyer paid fee
but they gave 2 dollar tip so that means they actualy paid 27 dollar in total
so 27/3= 9 dollar each so they have 3 dollar for themselves
HUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Afifa
06172008, 10:28 PM
i think its when you add it up backwards you get a different answer :?
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Afifa
06172008, 10:33 PM
i think i get it .....they spent $30 on the room and got $5 discount
they each got $1 back so thats $3 dollars in total so they spent $27 on the ROOM
spent $27
then they give $2 tip to the bell boy = $25
and the discount was $5 so $30 $5 = $25
:?
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Pen Marks
06172008, 10:45 PM
There are ma ny ways of explaining/thinking bout this truly brain bending riddle! It all boils down to the fact that the lawyers's math is incorrect. They did NOT spend $9 • 3 + $2.
They spent exactly $27 dollars. $25 for the room and $2 for the tip. Remember they got exactly $3, in total back.
Another way to think about the answer to this riddle is to just pretend that the bellhop refunded $3 to the lawyers (rather than giving them $5 and recieving $2 back). If the lawyers get $3 back and each takes $1. They they spent exactly $27 dollars.
lol
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Pen Marks
06172008, 10:46 PM
try this
How can you add eight 8's to get the number 1,000? (only use addition)
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Afifa
06172008, 10:50 PM
Originally Posted by
.:X MuMiNaH X:.
try this
How can you add eight 8's to get the number 1,000? (only use addition)
888+88=976
+8=984
+8=992
+8=1000
so
888+88+8+8+8 =1000 :D lol
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Pen Marks
06172008, 10:52 PM
^correct
anyone else wana share
plz?
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Afraa
06172008, 11:48 PM
you still haven't given us the right answer to the first problem ?
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Pen Marks
06182008, 03:35 AM
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