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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-03 03:10 PM
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Trying to remember a brain teaser
There's a brain teaser about 3 guys who go to a hotel, and split it 3 ways. The manager refunds part of their money, and when you count up the money, it doesn't seem to add up, because of some misdirection.

I don't remember how the original story goes, though. Anybody here know?
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-03 03:17 PM
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1. Google is your friend

THE MISSING DOLLAR! 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 DOLLAR?
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-03 03:23 PM
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2. Thanks!
I tried googling for it, but didn't hit the right search words...
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Bethtany Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-03 10:04 PM
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3. I've got it!
This man's father is my father's son!
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