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Old 07-18-2010, 08:39 AM
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Default Interesting Riddles by Dartz

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????
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: Interesting Riddles by Dartz

You need to look at the riddle as how much money the group, the hotel and the bellhop has at each point in time, and it'll always add to $30.

Before checking in:
Group - $30 | Hotel - $0 | Bellhop - $0

After checking in:
Group - $0 | Hotel - $30 | Bellhop - $0

After realising the error:
Group - $0 | Hotel - $25 | Bellhop - $5

After money has been given back:
Group - $3 | Hotel - $25 | Bellhop - $2

3 + 25 + 2 = $30

The mistake comes in when you say they each paid 9 dollars for the room. That's wrong, as they did in fact each pay $10 for the room. You're trying to take away the money that the the hotel gave back to the group (30 - 3 = 27), but then you're trying to add on the money that the bellhop took (27 + 2 = 29). You need to take away the money the bellhop took (27 - 2 = 25), and then the difference between 30 and 25 (5) is what the group got reimbursed.

It sounds pretty confusing the way I've put it... xD

But that's similar to another trick I know - count you fingers and thumbs - presuming you haven't lost any or have a physical mutation, you should get a total of 10. Now, on your right hand, count down from 10 starting from your pinkie and go to your thumb. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. Now add the 5 from the other hand, and you get 11. Where's the extra finger come from? :P
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: Interesting Riddles by Dartz

You added five to six, instead of taking it away. You also started at 11, instead of 10. so it should have gone 9, 8, 7 , 6, 5. :>

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Default Re: Interesting Riddles by Dartz

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You added five to six, instead of taking it away. You also started at 11, instead of 10. so it should have gone 9, 8, 7 , 6, 5. :>

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Old 07-31-2010, 02:47 AM
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A clock.

As I burn, I give light. What am I?
Candle.

Why so easy?


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Old 08-05-2010, 08:06 PM
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Why so easy?


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A mutated zebra

What get wetter as it driez?
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*Wrong; Three skunks fighting over a Pickle*

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Old 08-11-2010, 10:19 PM
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it tried to get in all the fridege and got stuck


what is wet, dead, and all fired up?
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