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Three brothers check into a hotel and rent one room. the Clerk tells them the room is $30 for the night, so each brother contributes $10 and the room is paid in advance.

About an hour after check-in the clerk discovers that he charged the weekend rate of $30 instead of the weekday rate of $ 25. The Clerk gives the bellhop $ 5.00 to return to the brothers. On the way up to the room the bellhop pockets $ 2.00 and returns only $ 3.00 to the Brothers.

Now: Each Brother has paid $9.00 toward the room or $27.00 and the Bellhop kept $ 2.00 for a total of $ 29.00.

What happened to the extra $ 1.00 ??



Answer below ...



Well nothing really. There is no extra dollar. What we have in this puzzle is a break in the laws of Algebra or a better way to see what happened is to break the money into "Givers and Receivers"

First pass of the money:

Receiver == Givers

Hotel $30 = Brothers $10 +10 +10 (An equal equation!)

Second Pass of the money:

Receivers == Givers

Hotel $25 + Bhop $ 2 = Brothers $9 + 9 + 9 (Again all even at $27)

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