Three men, a bagman, and a hotel

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Three men are on a business trip and stop at a hotel for one night. They all share a room, which was $30, so they each paid $10 a piece. A bagman helps them to there room, but gets mad when the three men don't tip him, when he goes back down to the lobby, the lady at the front desk tells him the room was only $25 and to bring the $5 back up to the three men, since the bagman was mad that the men did not tip him he took $2 out of the $5, an give the remaining $3 back to the men, so now, each man paid $9, plus the two the bag man took, so $9x3men= $27, and $27+$2the bagman took= 29, where is the missing dollar?

## Hint 1

XYou can't think of the room as $30

## Hint 2

X## Hint 3

X## Answer:

XThere is no missing dollar, because the room is $25+ the two dollars the bagman took ($27) + the three the men got back ($30). So there was never a missing dollar, math just won't work in some ways. *ADMIN NOTE: The question is misleading. There IS no missing dollar. Originally, the room price was 30.00 which is divisible by 3, or, 10.00 each. HOWEVER, the room was reduced to 25.00. 25 is not divisible by three, it is actually 8.33~, so each man did not pay 9.00 for the room, he paid 8.33. The remaining 67 cents from each man is what made up the $2.00 the bellhop kept. 30.00 original cash. -25 room price ____________________ 5.00 3 given back to men + 2 to bellhop = the $5.00 difference.