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Math puzzle

3 weary guys check in to a motel one night. They each get a room, which the manager charges them $10.00 each for. After a bit, he decides that he over charged them, and the combined total for all 3 rooms should have only been $25.00. So he gives his helper 5 one dollar bills, and instructs him to pay it back to the three guys. So, away goes the helper on this errand. He thinks; well, I can't split 5 ones equally among 3 people. So he keeps 2 in his pocket, and gives each guy back $1.00. So, the rooms end up costing each guy $9.00 each, which times 3=$27.00. The helper kept $2.00. $27.00 + $2.00 = $29.00. Where did the other dollar go?
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OK; Here's another one: there's a duck behind two ducks, a duck in front of two ducks, and a duck between two ducks. How many ducks do have?
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401786 tn?1309152034
what extra dollar?     $30.00 given to the manager
                                     minus the five he gives back  (three bucks to dudes, one
                                     that helper keeps)   = 25.00  

where are we getting the $29.00 from?

I am not a math wizard here, so if I look foolish or something, go ahead and laugh away
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401786 tn?1309152034
duck a l'orange for everybody!

5 ducks?

are the ducks like this?..... duck  
                                duck duck duck
                                         duck

lol...
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9 ducks........

reality about the room is that each man paid 9.333333333333....LMAO
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495284 tn?1333894042
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9 ducks??
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495284 tn?1333894042
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hey did you copy me confused??  Quit writing at the same time i do!!!!!!
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Hey mine showed up first...LOL
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Each guy only paid $9.00 for his room, after receiving the refund. 3 rooms at $9.00 each leaves a total of $27.00 paid for rooms. $2.00 of the $5.00 refund is kept by the helper. The $27.00 paid for the rooms, plus the 2 dollars kept by the helper works out to $29.00. Therefore, $1.00 is missing. Where is it?
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if they pat 25.00 plus 3 refund that is 28....plus the 2.00 the guy kept is 30!!!!!!!!!

that means the room total was 28then divide by 3 men...........there is my answer
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I mean paid not pat....LOL
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They didn't pay $25.00. The rooms cost them each $9.00. That's $27.00. Plus $2.00 kept by the helper  = $29.00
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you said the guy said they were paying 25.00 plus the 3 the room dude gave back is 28
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plus 2 from the room dude that he kept is 30........they still paid 9 each but it was 9 and some change....LOL

Just give us the answers!! LMAO
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No;
The manager has $25.00 of their money in his till, after the refund.
OK; It's a mathematical anomaly. We know logically what was paid, but it doesn't add up, does it?
As for the ducks, there are 3.
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Yes, it does add up...LOL....at least in my f'ed up head cuz the man had 25 in the register, the men are each given 1 dollar that totals 28 and the hotel thief has 2 which makes 30!!
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If A=B, you assume that B also =A. That's mathematically correct logic.

But if all ducks(A) = birds, then all birds(B) therefore must = ducks. That's also mathematically correct, but we know it to be false. Brain food.
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LMAO
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if they're each returned one dollar, the total expenditure for rooms is $27.00, not $28
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but if the room cost 25 and they are each given one dollar it is 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMFAO
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401786 tn?1309152034
the total money is the key here.....30 bucks minus 5 = $25   That's why I didn't even figure the 29.00 made sense.
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I have a headache..LMAO....hmmmm..let me think of one..
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352798 tn?1399298154
You do know you are asking addicts to figure this out...Just checking Lmao.

Duck Duck Duck = 3 ducks.
   1       2      3
3 is behind 1&2

1 is in front of 2&3 and 2 is between 1&3
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They should have gotten $1.6666 back. So the rooms really cost them $8.33333. The Guy pocketed some of their money~ $.67 @. The error is saying that they paid $9 a room. They actually each paid $8.333 for the room and ~$.67 to the guy.
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228686 tn?1211554707
A lesson to anyone who claims math is an absolute language. It has it's nuances and peculiarities.

Just...like...French!

Also, as Judge Judy says...always get a receipt. :)
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