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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
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0 posted 2000-05-10 10:59 AM

Good one for y'all!

Three guys in a hotel call room service and order two large pizzas.
The delivery boy brings them up with a bill for exactly $30.00.
Each guy gives him a $10.00 bill, and he leaves.
That's fact!

When he hands the $30.00 to the cashier, he is told
of a mistake.
The bill was only $25.00, not $30.00.
The cashier gives the delivery boy five $1.00 bills
and tells him to take it back to the 3 guys who ordered the pizza.
That's fact!

On the way back to their room, the delivery boy has a thought... these guys did not give him a tip.
He figures that since there is no way to split $5.00
evenly three ways anyhow, he will keep two dollars for himself and give them back three dollars.
OK!  So far so good!

He knocks on the door and one fellow answers.
He explains about a mix up in the bill, and
hands the guy the three dollars, then departs with his two-dollar tip in his pocket.

Now the fun begins!
Remember $30-$25=$5 Right? $5-$3=$2 Right?

So what's the problem?
All is well, right?

Not quite. Answer this:
Each of the three guys originally gave $10.00 each.
They each got back $1.00 in change.
That means they paid $9.00 each, which times three is $27.00.
The delivery boy kept $2.00 for a tip.
$27.00 plus $2.00 equals $29.00.
Where the heck is the other dollar ??????????

[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 05-10-2000).]

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1 posted 2000-05-10 12:03 PM

They each paid 9.00 which equals 27.00.

25.00 for the pizza
2.00 for the tip  
which equals 27.00
then plus the 3.00 they got back equals 30.00

saying each paid 9.00 which equals 27.00
and then the delivery boy took 2.00 is counting the 2.00 twice... it was already accounted for in the amount they paid.

each person paid 9.00 for the 27.00 bill
and they each have 1.00

27.00 + 3.00 = 30.00

I don't know if I explained that very well, but am I right?  Took me a while to figure that out!!


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

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