## Friday, June 20, 2008

### Daily Math Problem

There are 3 military men that go to get a hotel room. The room costs \$30.00 so they split it evenly each paying \$10.00. After a while, the hotel owner decided that he felt bad for charging them that much, being military men, so he gave 5 one dollar bills to the doorman and asked him to take it to the men and split it evenly. The doorman looked at the 5 ones and decided to give each man back \$1.00 and keep the other \$2.00 for himself. So, now the men have paid \$9.00 dollars each. \$9.00 x 3 is \$27.00. The doorman has \$2.00. That is \$29.00. Where is the other dollar?

Whoever figures this out can keep the other dollar.

#### 1 comment:

Hilary said...

There is no extra dollar, right? The motel owner ended up with \$25.00 after he returned \$5.00. Each of the three military men got one dollar back (total of \$3.00) and the doorman kept \$2.00. \$25+\$3+\$2=\$30 (which is what was originally given to the motel owner.) In your description each military man paid \$9.00 each. However, only \$8.33 from each went to the motel owner in the end (for a total of \$25.00). The other \$.66each went to the doorman (for a total of \$2,if you round up.) This makes a total of \$27.00, which is what was spent by the military men (\$9.00 each). So, thanks for the other dollar. Oh, wait, there isn't one.