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    The impossible question to answer

    I heard this riddle years ago(like 15 or so) and have not known anyone to answer it yet.I really hope someone does.

    Three guys are on a hunting trip together.They stop in a motel to get a room.

    The clerk says that the room will be $30

    Each man pays $10 apiece for a total of $30.

    The manager sees the camoflagued men going down the hall and asks the clerk how much he charged them.The clerk tells him $30,and the manager reminds him of the hunting special.It's supposed to be $25.

    So the clerk is ordered to give the refund.But he can't figure out how to split $5 three ways evenly.Out of fear of causing a fight between the friends he decides to give each one of the $1 each and pocket the extra $2.

    So he goes to their room,Explains the "10%" discount and how he owes them $3 and hands each of them a dollar.
    OKAY So,if each man paid $10 apiece,and then recieved $1 as a refund,then they will have each spent $9 apiece.

    Three men at $9 apiece equals $27

    Add the $2 that the clerk pocketed and you have a grand total of $29.

    What happened to the other dollar? :?
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    Its all in the wording, its trickery... The $27 minus the $2 equals the $25 to rent the room, then the $3 gave back to the men = $30 again!

    The riddle sets you up to ad the $27 and $2 together and you need to subtract it...

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    :shock: 25+3=30???
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    The $27 minus the $2 equals the $25 to rent the room, then the $3 gave back to the men = $30 again!
    should be: The $27 minus the $ 2 equals the $25 to rent the room, So you add the $25 (rent) + $2 (manager) + $3 (paid to men) = $30 total..
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    You can't subtract the $2 and then add it back.Can you ?I done got confused now ops:
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    clerk $2
    Man $1
    Man $1
    Man $1
    Manager $25

    Total $30

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    to split 5.00 is 2.00 for mng. and 1.33 and part of a penny so the 33cents left over[plus part of penny] from each dollar 3 times plus mng. 2 dollars would add the extra dollar.right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowmotion
    clerk $2
    Man $1
    Man $1
    Man $1
    Manager $25

    Total $30
    THAT IS HOW IT IS DONE!!!!

    PS---ERIC YOU ARE CONFUSED ALOT :roll: :roll: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: --ONLY KIDDING[ NOT REALLY!!!] LIVELY

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbc28racing
    to split 5.00 is 2.00 for mng. and 1.33 and part of a penny so the 33cents left over[plus part of penny] from each dollar 3 times plus mng. 2 dollars would add the extra dollar.right?
    :shock:
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