Friday Riddle
RIDDLE: Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????
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Uncle Sam!
I think it's like that counting backwards thing and having what seems like 11 toes*.
If you start on one foot and subtract by counting 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, then add the 5 toes you have on the other foot you come up with 11 toes. Same idea I think, there really isn't a missing $1.
*sorry if I offended anyone with 11 toes.0 
BUT IF YOU SUBTRACT $5 FROMPhillieG said:Easy
Uncle Sam!
I think it's like that counting backwards thing and having what seems like 11 toes*.
If you start on one foot and subtract by counting 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, then add the 5 toes you have on the other foot you come up with 11 toes. Same idea I think, there really isn't a missing $1.
*sorry if I offended anyone with 11 toes.
BUT IF YOU SUBTRACT $5 FROM $30,YOU GET $25,ADD THE $1 GIVEN BACK TO EACH OF THE 3 FRIENDS,
YOU GET $28,THEN ADD THE $2 THE BELLHOP KEPT, YOU DO GET $30.
DON'T KNOW WHY IT DOESN'T WORK THE OTHER WAY0 
Do Tell...
I've got to agree with Kate on this one. Thought I would play but must still be fogged in on the Longhorns loss in the Championship last night.
I'll tune in to see the answer for this one  good one Nudgie.
Maybe the bell hop pocketed the extra BUCK That makes $30, lol
Craig0 
 & +KATE58 said:BUT IF YOU SUBTRACT $5 FROM
BUT IF YOU SUBTRACT $5 FROM $30,YOU GET $25,ADD THE $1 GIVEN BACK TO EACH OF THE 3 FRIENDS,
YOU GET $28,THEN ADD THE $2 THE BELLHOP KEPT, YOU DO GET $30.
DON'T KNOW WHY IT DOESN'T WORK THE OTHER WAY
It's a trick that happens when you mix subtraction and addition together.0
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