# Riddle

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Feb 20, 2009.

1. ### reckedracingTTIWWOPVIP

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I know this was posted here before I think.

3 people throw in \$10 each.

1 back to each of the 3
2 left

So they each paid \$9
9 x 3 = 27
30-27 = 3 left

nevermind

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2. ### newbphreshVIP

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It fooled me, and Im glad you gave the Wiki link, but I lol'd at how in depth that article was.

3. ### get_nickThese snozzberries taste like snozzberries...VIP

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Summary in 50 words
Guests pay \$30, get \$3 refund. The total not refunded (clerk’s \$25 + bellhop’s \$2) is \$27. Add that \$27 not refunded to the \$3 refunded, you get the expected \$30. There’s no reason to add the bellhop’s \$2 (already included in the \$27), or to leave the \$3 out.

4. ### MthaFuknGreenGreen on the scene.

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thats a trip.

5. ### George777^^ Likes Bewbies

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That thing has been around for a LONG time. I was taking algebra back in middle school when someone asked the teacher how that whole thing worked out...

Talk about trying to explain to people how it all works on a mathematical sense while not ruining the "riddle" part of it. The teacher gave up.

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