## QUIZ :Solve this puzzle guyz :-)

Posted by @ B H i on March 16, 2007

**Q: **Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person. Now each person paid £10 and got back £1. So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29. Where is the missing £1?

**You need to answer with clear reasoning which should be convincing……**

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## theburkettcollection said

There is no extra pound. The three people should have only paid $8.333 each for the room ($25/3)but ended up paying $9, which is an extra .667/person which times 3 equals the $2 the bellhop kept. So it was really only a total of $27 paid by the guest and $2 went to the beelhop.

## ZIAD said

the £ 27 were paid as follows : 25 to the hottel and 2 for the bellboy

so adding the 2 to 27 is not correct as the 2 is part of the 27.

## yash said

hotel owner got 25pounds so 25/3 =8.333

8.333+1=9.333

9.333*3=28+2pound to the bellhop

## Jordan said

OK… from 25 dollars, the bellboy gets 2 which equals 27 dollars, and the 2 people get 3 dollars which equal 30 dollars!

25 + 2 = 27

27 + 3 = 30

## Jordan said

*the three people ( my bad )

## shreyal patel said

3 freinds have 1pound

## shreyal patel said

u r correct