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Posted by: ****** | 2004/12/22

A Must Read >>> Can you work this out???

Hi...have a awesome day!!!
Can You work out this one????????????????

3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL.

THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS R30, SO EACH MAN PAID R10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM. A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY R25, SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' ROOM WITH R5.

ON THE WAY THE BELLBOY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPLIT R5 EVENLY BETWEEN 3 MEN, SO HE GAVE EACH MAN A R1 AND KEPT THE OTHER R2 FOR HIMSELF.

THIS MEANT THAT THE 3 MEN EACH PAID R9 FOR THE ROOM, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF R27, ADD THE R2 THAT THE BELLBOY KEPT = R29.

WHERE IS THE OTHER RAND???????

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Posted by: X | 2004/12/22

You mustn't add the R2 back, you must deduct the R2 from the R27 to give you R25. Tehn add the 3 x R1 plus the R2 which gives you R5 added to the R25 gives you your R30 back.

There is no R1 missing. So stop looking for it now and get on with your work!!!!!!!!

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Posted by: ****** | 2004/12/22

To Q, you are wrong!!!

Here is the answer

>>>Look at it carefully, the is no other R1

The 3 men paid R10 each = R30...for the room
Now the room is only R25 so that means they have 2 split the money

>>>If the "BellBoy" has R5 to refund the 3 men & he kept R2 for himself, therefore there is R3 left...so each men gets R1 back

>>>Logically there is no R1 left but mathimatically it does not make sense...because there is R1 missing

>>> It does not make sense because if each men paid R10 & got R1 back as a refund...he therefore paid R9
So R9 X 3 men = R27 & "Bellboy" kept R2 = R29

>>>Thus it seems R1 is missing.
Maths does not make sese always...

Have a wonderful Day

Regards
******

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Posted by: Q | 2004/12/22

a simple calculation mistake, The actual room cost each man R8.33 + R1=R9.33 THIS Times 3 =R28 give or take 1c The problem is with the first calc you do 25/3 =8.33. And there you have it

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Posted by: nina | 2004/12/22

Where is that flippen R1.00 ??????

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Posted by: Angel | 2004/12/22

My brain is dead give me some time to figure this out I need to have some tea first !!!

Angel

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