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atmavichar100

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Solve this Puzzle : Where is the Missing $1?
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:36:27 PM »
 Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the missing $1?

Try your hand with this, and post your answers if you can solve it.

Will announce the solution later
 
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sanjaya_ganesh

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Re: Solve this Puzzle : Where is the Missing $1?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 02:44:23 PM »
Each person paid $9. So three people paid $27. $25 is with Manager. $2 is with bell boy.

This is how Maya works I guess :)
Sanjay
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Re: Solve this Puzzle : Where is the Missing $1?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 02:49:09 PM »
Each person paid $9. So three people paid $27. $25 is with Manager. $2 is with bell boy.

This is how Maya works I guess :)
Sanjay

Congrats . Yes That is the way Maya works  :)
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha