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  • 17-12-2009 6:31am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 510 ✭✭✭


    Right ladies and gentlemen I was given a brain teaser to do and I cant for the life of me figure it out so heres one for you brainboxes out there now my wording might not be the best but work with me here.

    3 Fellas walk into a hotel to stay the night and the receptionist charges them €30 .They are brought to there room to settle in.
    When gone to there rooms the receptionist realises he made a mistake and should of charged them €25 so he gives the bell boy €5 to give to the 3 men.
    The bell boy gives the men €3 and keeps the other €2 for himself.
    This means the 3 men paid €9 each for the room 3X9=27 plus the 2 that the bell boy has 27+2=29
    The question is wheres the missing €1 :eek::confused::confused:


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 510 ✭✭✭Car Mad


    The 3 men didnt pay 9 euro they paid 9.33 euro.

    Took me a while!

    But when they got back the 3 euro between them they got one each. 10-1=9
    am i looking at the question wrong:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,810 ✭✭✭Mackman


    you take the 2 euro FROM 27 instead of adding it, that means the men were supposed to pay 25 each, but they paid 27 cause the bell boy kept the 2 euro


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,526 ✭✭✭brendansmith


    Car Mad wrote: »
    But when they got back the 3 euro between them they got one each. 10-1=9
    am i looking at the question wrong:D

    Yeah I thought I had it but then kept thinking and realised I didnt know what i was talking about. Bollocks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 215 ✭✭one-angry-dwarf


    there is no missing €1.
    of the original €30, there is now €25 with the receptionist, €3 back with the 3 guys and €2 in the bell boys pocket. 25+3+2=30

    it's true that the guys have now paid €27, but of that amount 25 is with the receptionist and 2 with the bellboy. what you've done is add the €2 to that €27, instead of adding the €3 that was refunded.

    I know I'm not explaining it well, but it's 5:45am and this is the best my brain works at this hour :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 510 ✭✭✭Car Mad


    there is no missing €1.
    of the original €30, there is now €25 with the receptionist, €3 back with the 3 guys and €2 in the bell boys pocket. 25+3+2=30

    it's true that the guys have now paid €27, but of that amount 25 is with the receptionist and 2 with the bellboy. what you've done is add the €2 to that €27, instead of adding the €3 that was refunded.

    I know I'm not explaining it well, but it's 5:45am and this is the best my brain works at this hour :)

    Àhh that could explain it dam trick questions:D Couldnt go too sleep twas annoing me so much :eek:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,526 ✭✭✭brendansmith


    Oh wait. Yeah Ive got it!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,287 ✭✭✭davyjose


    They paid 28 Euro. Seriously, it's not a riddle if you're just crap at maths. What Roz said....


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,087 ✭✭✭Duiske


    Oh wait. Yeah Ive got it!

    Penicillin should clear that right up.

    Oh wait....I get ir.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭_Roz_


    davyjose wrote: »
    They paid 28 Euro. Seriously, it's not a riddle if you're just crap at maths.

    They paid 27 euro.

    They originally paid 30, and were given 3 back. 30 - 3 is 27.

    :rolleyes:

    ETA: The problem people have is when they work out 27 was paid, they forget that is including the bell boy's 2 euro, and not including the 3 in their pockets.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,287 ✭✭✭davyjose


    _Roz_ wrote: »
    They paid 27 euro.

    They originally paid 30, and were given 3 back. 30 - 3 is 27.

    :rolleyes:

    ETA: The problem people have is when they work out 27 was paid, they forget that is including the bell boy's 2 euro, and not including the 3 in their pockets.

    Alternatively, I could be the one who was wrong...

    ...perhaps I was wrong in the past

    Hmm... anyone know how to undo knife wounds?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭_Roz_


    It's okay, I won't tell anyone.

    It's between you, me, and everyone who reads this thread. :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,287 ✭✭✭davyjose


    _Roz_ wrote: »
    It's okay, I won't tell anyone.

    It's between you, me, and everyone who reads this thread. :D

    It's funny though, the missus is always making euros disappear. I should be used to it.

    Edit: Check my first post...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,262 ✭✭✭✭Joey the lips


    Car Mad wrote: »
    Right ladies and gentlemen I was given a brain teaser to do and I cant for the life of me figure it out so heres one for you brainboxes out there now my wording might not be the best but work with me here.

    3 Fellas walk into a hotel to stay the night and the receptionist charges them €30 .They are brought to there room to settle in.
    When gone to there rooms the receptionist realises he made a mistake and should of charged them €25 so he gives the bell boy €5 to give to the 3 men.
    The bell boy gives the men €3 and keeps the other €2 for himself.
    This means the 3 men paid €9 each for the room 3X9=27 plus the 2 that the bell boy has 27+2=29
    The question is wheres the missing €1 :eek::confused::confused:

    I dont see the problem

    I see the equation as 30-3-2 = 25 :p

    You see the equation as ((30-3-2))/3 which is not a div whole number.

    The actual fact is 3x9=27+3 Euro returned by the bell boy equals 30

    The 2 Euro has already been taken so its included in the bill.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,467 ✭✭✭Wazdakka


    Shhhhh... Don't tell anyone you've found a way to invent money..

    The bloody government will find a way to take it from you.

    Bastards :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,159 ✭✭✭✭phasers


    This isn't a brain teaser, it's addition and subtraction


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 740 ✭✭✭star.chaser


    this is basic maths. anyone that didn't get it within 30 seconds is bleedin tick


  • Registered Users Posts: 942 ✭✭✭whadabouchasir


    If you don't think that that's a brain teaser try this one.
    On a Philosophy exam paper one of the questions once consisted of just the word "Why?" and nothing else.There is only one correct answer,what is it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭DualFrontDiscs


    Why not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 942 ✭✭✭whadabouchasir


    Why not?
    Correct


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭General Zod


    what makes it correct?

    "To know" would be equally correct. "Hula Hoop Sandwich" would be equally correct.

    The question and answer are just put forward by people who like to pretend they are philosophical.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭DualFrontDiscs


    what makes it correct?
    Why not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭General Zod


    Why not?

    He's answering a question with a question, for a start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,588 ✭✭✭derfderf


    (why+not)/why?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 740 ✭✭✭star.chaser


    If you don't think that that's a brain teaser try this one.
    On a Philosophy exam paper one of the questions once consisted of just the word "Why?" and nothing else.There is only one correct answer,what is it?



    whats the next brain teasers someones gonna post? 1+1=?

    I bet most of those philosophy heads wrote page after page of Bullsheets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 765 ✭✭✭Ticktactoe


    derfderf wrote: »
    (why+not)/why?
    (Why+To Know)/Why? :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,012 ✭✭✭✭ctrl-alt-delete


    Car Mad wrote: »
    Right ladies and gentlemen I was given a brain teaser to do and I cant for the life of me figure it out so heres one for you brainboxes out there now my wording might not be the best but work with me here.

    3 Fellas walk into a hotel to stay the night and the receptionist charges them €30 .They are brought to there room to settle in.
    When gone to there rooms the receptionist realises he made a mistake and should of charged them €25 so he gives the bell boy €5 to give to the 3 men.
    The bell boy gives the men €3 and keeps the other €2 for himself.
    This means the 3 men paid €9 each for the room 3X9=27 plus the 2 that the bell boy has 27+2=29
    The question is wheres the missing €1 :eek::confused::confused:

    im a tool :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,178 ✭✭✭✭NothingMan


    Why?

    To get to the other side?


  • Subscribers Posts: 32,850 ✭✭✭✭5starpool


    dishonest fecking bellboy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 590 ✭✭✭bman


    5starpool wrote: »
    dishonest fecking bellboy.

    The dodgy basterd has them all fooled, not me! He's definitely scamming something out of it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,556 ✭✭✭✭AckwelFoley


    this is basic maths. anyone that didn't get it within 30 seconds is bleedin tick

    I think you mean thick

    lol

    Own3d


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