[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

If you figure this riddle out, please reply with your answer and
explanation. Good Luck this one is tricky but my adult learners love
these types of activities.

Happy Monday!

Brooke Istas

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