Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Numbers sometimes lie

Lets see if I can get this right.

Three guys go hunting and rent a hunting cabin for the day. The cost is $30.

They pool their money and each one of them pays $10

The cashier says the room is on special for only $25 a day and gives them back $5

They decide they can't evenly split up $5 so they each take back a dollar which means they each paid $9. They give the left over $2 to the porter that helped them unpack.

Here is where it gets a little murky.

Each hunter paid $9. They gave the porter $2.

3 hunters paid $9 each = $27

Porter gets $2
_____
That totals $29

Where in the world did the other dollar go?

Have a nice day!

1 comment:

john said...

Answer: the 3 hunters did not pay $9 each each for a total of $27. This is incorrect. Between the 3 of them they $25.They could not split the $5 evenly so they each took $1 back from the $5 refund. Then with the remaining $2 the tipped with the porter.
$30-$25=$5refund $5-3 ($1 per person)=$2-$2=0 even.
I can figure this out but I couldn't find my medallion. Totally wrong area.john
have a good night joe

 
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