# [Numeracy 448] Monday Puzzle

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Istas, Brooke IstasB at cowley.edu
Mon Aug 2 18:11:36 EDT 2010

Three men go to a motel to rent a room for the night. The manager is
not there so the bellhop waits on them. He doesn't know how much the
room is so he decides to charge them \$10 per person making the total
cost for the room \$30 dollars. When the manager returns, the bellhop
tells the manager what he did. The manager tells the bellhop that the
room is not that much and gives \$5 dollars back to the bellhop to give
to the men. On the bellhop's way to the room, he thinks about the
trouble of dividing \$5 dollars among the three men so he puts \$2 in his
pocket and gives each man in the motel room \$1 dollar back. Now, if
they each paid \$9 for their room, 3 X \$9 = \$27 plus the \$2 the bellhop
put in his pocket equals \$29 dollars. What happened to the other \$1
dollar?

explanation. Good Luck this one is tricky but my adult learners love
these types of activities.

Happy Monday!

Brooke Istas

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