Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Bill Please!

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?

1 comment:

  1. That reminds me of a way to make money: you give someone a penny for their thoughts and they give you their two cents :) But come to think of it, with the exchange rate, you only win half a cent...