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Three salesmen check into a hotel. The night clerk at the hotel charges them the normal rate of $10. When the hotel owner returns the next morning and asks about business, the clerk tells him of the three new customers and that he had received $30 from them. The owner then tells the clerk that he made a mistake in the billing. Since the three men came as a group, they should have been given the discount rate of $25 combined. He then gives $5 to the clerk with instructions to return it to the three men.

The clerk, not knowing how to divide the $5 between the three men, decides to return $1 each to the men and pocket the other $2, which he does.

Here's the problem. The men paid $9 each ($27) after receiving the $1 discount and the clerk kept $2. That's $29. They originally paid $30. What happened to the other dollar?

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Taxes??? I don't know, catch me when school starts up again. :)

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its late and im tired so this may be way off track but wouldnt the last dollar be divided into 33 cents so that each salesman really paid 9 dollars and 33 cents

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Easy, nothing happened to the other dollar. because they didnt pay 27$, they paied 30$.  the rate was 25$ + 1$ to each person = 28$ add the 2$ the clerk pocketed = 30$  

Vic

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Easy, nothing happened to the other dollar. because they didnt pay 27$, they paied 30$. the rate was 25$ + 1$ to each person = 28$ add the 2$ the clerk pocketed = 30$

Vic

What he ^^^^^ said! :D :D

Git R Done!

Ike ;)

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Easy, nothing happened to the other dollar. because they didnt pay 27$, they paied 30$. the rate was 25$ + 1$ to each person = 28$ add the 2$ the clerk pocketed = 30$

Vic

Correct.  

Or, another way to look at it:

Hotel = 8.33 x 3 = 25

Clerk = .67 x 3 = 2

Rebate = 3 x 1 = 3

Total = 25 + 2 + 3 =30

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