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Missing £1.00

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Three friends manager into a hotel for the night and the manager tells them the bill is £30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk £10 and go to their room.
A few minutes later, the manager realises he has made an error and overcharged the trio by £5. He asks an assistant to return £5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The assistant sees this as an opportunity to make £2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing £5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the manager made a mistake of only £3, giving a £1 back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover £2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a £1 back, thus they each paid £9 for the room which is a total of £27 for the night. We know the assistant pocketed £2 and adding that to the £27, you get £29, not £30 which was originally spent. Where did the other £1 go?
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
your mistake is to add the £2 to the £27, when in fact you should take it away from the £27.
The three friends paid £27, of which the assistant takes £2, leaving £25 for the hotel

But you probably knew that
#2
Look at PapaSmurf's post (previous) because this one was rubbish!!!! :oops:
#3
You explained it in a much easier way than I did, PapaSmurf. :-D
#4
they paid 30 manager gave 5 back = £25
assistant took 2 trio took 3 = £30
trio paid £27 but assistant took some of that £27
#5
they got a cheap stay!
#6
Ok, I can't figure it out. I mean, if you look at it exactly as stated, the math comes out wrong. And I cannot find a flaw in the story......is it me? or should I chuck the math book in the bin.
#7
the missing £1 is with the three friends because they all chipped in 1/3 to make the £1 that cannot be divided to make the payment for the room
#8
:thumbsup:
#9
Did the assistant get sacked for theft?
#10
D_ROX_7;1644664
Did the assistant get sacked for theft?

I heard that someone lost their job on the Misc forum :whistling:

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