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    Default The Missing Pound !

    3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL. THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS £30, SO EACH MAN PAID £10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM.

    A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY £25, SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH £5.


    ON THE WAY THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT £5 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A £1 AND KEPT THE OTHER £2 FOR HIMSELF.


    THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID £9 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF £27, ADD THE £2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = £29.


    WHERE IS THE OTHER POUND?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterVV View Post
    WHERE IS THE OTHER POUND?
    in the governments pocket - as tax on the bellboy's earnings

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    30-2 = 28

    28-3 = 25

    3*5

    ahem

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    technically they actually paid £8.33 for the room, plus the pound back makes £9.33333, times 3 = £27.999, plus the two quid equals the £30 (just)..

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    It is like saying you have eleven fingers count one to five on the one hand and ten down to six on the other... six and five make eleven.

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    Like it! think Ive heard it before somewhere....

    hotel has £25, each man has £1 each, the bellboy has £2... £30!

    More worrying though is why there are 3 men in 1 room and exchanging money with a bellboy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjames.79 View Post
    Like it! think Ive heard it before somewhere....

    hotel has £25, each man has £1 each, the bellboy has £2... £30!

    More worrying though is why there are 3 men in 1 room and exchanging money with a bellboy..


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    Quote Originally Posted by pjames.79 View Post
    Like it! think Ive heard it before somewhere....

    hotel has £25, each man has £1 each, the bellboy has £2... £30!

    More worrying though is why there are 3 men in 1 room and exchanging money with a bellboy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjames.79 View Post
    More worrying though is why there are 3 men in 1 room and exchanging money with a bellboy..
    that's what i say every time i see this posted.

    £25 + £3 + £2 = £30 when i went to school.
    why do people always try to work it backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whippy View Post
    that's what i say every time i see this posted.

    £25 + £3 + £2 = £30 when i went to school.
    why do people always try to work it backwards?
    ... sorry.. I was messing about. slapped wrists wont do it again.

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