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    Default Think about it

    Here is one for you:
    3 men stay at a motel. The front desk charges them $30.00 for a room. They split the cost $10 each. Later the manager tells the desk man that he overcharged them, the cost should have been $25. The manager gives the bellboy $5 and tells him to give it to the men. The bellboy cheats the men and pockets $2, giving each of them only one dollar. Now each man has paid $9 to stay in the room. 3 x $9 = $27. The bellboy pocketed $2. $27 + $2 = $29 - so where is the missing dollar?

    Heck I can't even hardly figure out Laughing Terry's puzzles what makes you think I can figure this one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy6
    Heck I can't even hardly figure out Laughing Terry's puzzles what makes you think I can figure this one out.
    Speaking of which, isn't it about time you figured EaglEyeStash out? I need to make a trip up there, I'll go with you if you hurry up.

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    Haffy, you're still trying to crack that one? I bet if Dave takes the log book out and puts a new one in, you'd be FTF in 3 hours

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    look at it this way... the manager gives back $5... $25 + $5 = $30 - the $2 the crooked bell boy took = $28 that $28 divided equally among the 3 men and you get about $9 and some odd change!!! So the answer haffy is.... SPACE ALIENS TOOK THE EXTRA DOLLAR!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    So the answer haffy is.... SPACE ALIENS TOOK THE EXTRA DOLLAR!!
    LOL!

    I was going to respond to Haffy's message, but I said No - I'll wait to see what Hiram has to say. I'm glad I did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    LOL!

    I was going to respond to Haffy's message, but I said No - I'll wait to see what Hiram has to say. I'm glad I did!
    I feel so special knowing that the life decisions of other people revolve around what i'm going to say...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    I feel so special knowing that the life decisions of other people revolve around what i'm going to say...
    I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but I did figure that what you'd have to say would be a lot more entertaining that what I said. LOL!

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    ok, so i had to think about it... it's not about the final addition, it's about adding to an amount that doesnt exist, each man already paid $10 each. The $30 was then in the managers register. the manager then gave back $5 which was evenly distributed courtesy of the bellboy. So if you want to reach the original sum you have to rearrange your problem.... but i'm not going to give it away just yet and ruin the fun for everyone else... but i'll just say that i had to count out 30 dimes on the floor to get the concept of how the problem formed!!
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Two old ladies went for a tramp in the woods...but he got away!!!

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    An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either

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