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    3 men and a hotel room

    3 guys rent a hotel room costing $30 or $10 a piece for the night. Later, the manager realizes that he had overcharged them; the room was only $26 per night. So he gave the bellhop $4 and told hime to give it back to the men. Instead, the bellhop gave each man $1 back and kept the fourth one for himself. Now, since each man got $1 back, that means they each paid $9. If you total their contribution, 3 x $9 = $27, plus the $1 that the bellhop kept, $28 dollars is accounted for.

    Who has the last 2 dollars ($30)?

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    Bronze Lounger Maudibe's Avatar
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    Wow! Currently 34 views and not a bite.

    P.S. I did not do a forum search to find if this riddle has already been posted. Please excuse if so.

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    The math is flawed, it's not 3x9 plus one dollar, it's minus 1 one dollar that the bellhop kept, which balances.

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    Ya, I knew it but just left it hang so more folks could have a crack at it. I'm sure a lot of others did the same. I haven't looked up how to do the spoiler button yet.

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    {spoiler}text{\spoiler} Just replace the curley brackets with square brackets "[]"

    Just a Tidbit: The was based on a famous scam I believe in the 1930's-1940's

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    Inflation!

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    ....And we're still falling for it today!

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