Riddle: Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is \$30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk \$10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by \$5. He asks the bellhop to return \$5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make \$2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing \$5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only \$3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover \$2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid \$9 for the room which is a total of \$27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed \$2 and adding that to the \$27, you get \$29, not \$30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????
Answer: The following night two friends check into the same motel. Once again the clerk charges them \$30, or \$15 per person. After the clerk remembers the total rate is only \$25 he sends the bellhop upstairs with five \$1 bills to pay the two friends back. The bellhop knows he got away with larceny once so he tries it again. But this time he pockets \$3 and returns \$2 to the hotel guests (\$1 per guest). So each of the two guests got \$1 back from their original \$15. Therefore each paid \$14 which is a total payment of \$28 for the room. Now the bellhop has \$3, the guests paid \$28, for a total of \$31....THERE'S THE MISSING DOLLAR!!!!
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