Three guys go to a hotel and pay $10 each to the manager. Then he realizes that it was only supposed to cost $25, and gives $5 to the bellhop to give back to them. The bellhop realises that $5 can’t be split into three, so he dcides to keep $2. He gives three dollars back to the guys.
If the guys payed $9 each, which makes $27, and the bellhop has $2, which makes $29, WHERE IS THE MISSING DOLLAR!?
THERE IS NO MISSING DOLLAR!
The guys payed $9 each and the bellhop has $2, so that makes $29, right!?
At this point, you have to ask yourself where the bellhop got his money from. He got it from the money the guys payed the hotel, right? So THEREFORE, it’s already PART OF THE $27. So why would you add it on again? You wouldn’t!
The missing $3 are in the hands of none other than THE GUYS WHO RENTED THE ROOM!
Actually, the answer is quite simple, but it’s a trick question. They pay 30 total, and recieve back 3, which you subtract from 30. This equals 27, then you subtract the 2, which brings the total to the correct 25. The same would have happened if they paid 27 in the first place, they would have recieved 2 dollars in change (which is what the bellhop stole), because you subtract the bill from the amount paid to get the change. There’s no adding involved in the answer. So the answer is that there is indeed no missing dollar, but that’s the logic behind it. Better explained Hades, because I really don’t know what the hell he was saying they way he said it.