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# "where Is The Missing Dollar?"

3 girls go to a motel. The front desk clerk tells them the room will cost \$30 for the night. Each girl gives \$10 to make out the 30.

Later that night, the clerk realized that the room was actually \$25, not 30. So, he calls one of his co-worker and give him \$5 to return to the girls.

On his way, the co-worker ask himself:" How am I going to share \$5 to 3 girls?" So, he decides to give each \$1 and keep the extra \$2 for himself.

So, each girl actually paid \$9 for the room (\$10-\$1). So, the total should be \$9+\$9+\$9 = \$27. If we add the \$2 that the co-worker kept, we get \$29.

The question is: "WHERE IS THE MISSING DOLLAR??"

They paid thirty dollars. Five was refunded. That leaves 25 with the manager. Meaning each girl paid 25/3 = 8.3333333.

1 dollar was refunded to each. That makes 9.33333 that each paid. 9.33333333 * 3 = 27.999999 ~ 28. And the Oh So considerate and thotful thief of a waiter/porter/wateva has the remaining 2 dollars. 28+2=30

Q.E.D

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Its simple,

They were given \$1 each, which means they paid \$9*3=\$27, instead of \$25.

The co-worker is now to give them \$2 which ie the extra on their payment. there is no missing \$1 or N1 anywhere.

Now lets assume they were told it is \$25 initially, they would have paid \$8 each which would have landed at \$24 and we can assume the missing dollar is what makes it \$25, because if they were told that its no more \$30 but now \$24, each would have received his own share equally without the co-worker sneaking some into his pocket. so we could also say that the missing dollar was what made it \$25 instead of \$24.catching my breath

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Fine

Naija_diva could you please return the dollar to the girlz ?

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thats a good one, makes u crack ur brains out!

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Newbie

what are you talking about. my comment wasn't for you. it was for the thread and if it is for you. what are you going to do about it? huh?

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i have the missing dollar. you happy now.

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There's no missing dollar. They paid 25 dollars plus the 3 they divided

plus the 2 taken by the co-worker = 30 dollars.

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not bad iice, but if you pay \$10 and you get back \$1 dat means you paid out \$9.

So you saying the missing dollar is in fractions that have dissappeared into thin air?

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