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$29 Riddle
Posted: 29 August 2005 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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There are three men staying in a motel, and they give the guy behind the desk at the motel 10 dollars each to order them some pizza.

When the pizza is delivered, the bill is only 25 dollars.
Because he can’t be bothered fnding change, the guy behind the desk gives them one dollar back each, and pockets the remaining two dollars himself.

Each of the guys has now paid 9 dollars ( having given him 10 dollars in the first place, and getting 1 back with their pizza ), which comes to 27 dollars. The guy behind the desk has the 2 dollars that he pocketed. The 27 dollars paid by the three men and the 2 dollars he pocketed come to a total of 29 dollars.

Where is the other dollar from the original 30 ?

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Posted: 29 August 2005 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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No, not this one again.  Some people are still recovering from the last time they tried to figure this out.

The answer is that you’re doing the math wrong.  They paid 30, got 5 back for the cost of the pizza, kept 3 and unknowingly gave two to the desk clerk.  The $25 cost, plus the $3, plus the $2 equals $30.

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Posted: 29 August 2005 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Reminds me of something I used to do to kids to keep their minds occupied.  I’d tell them that they have 11 toes or fingers.  When they’d say that they only had 10, I’d proceed to count them.  “1, 2, 3, 4, 5” on one foot, then on the other I’d count down “10, 9, 8, 7, 6:  6 plus 5 is 11!”  That would keep them quiet for a while as they tried to figure that out.

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Posted: 30 August 2005 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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thats the idea.
and i cant wait to try that toe trick.

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Posted: 30 August 2005 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oh, dear lord. Next, somebody will post the “Let’s Make a Deal” puzzle, and there will be death threats before it’s done.

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Posted: 30 August 2005 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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...So what kind of pizza was it?

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Posted: 30 August 2005 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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it was uh posum pie

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Posted: 30 August 2005 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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You know, this riddle cost ME money. It reminded me I wanted pizza, so I ended up ordering it for dinner last night. And guess how much it was…. wink

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Posted: 31 August 2005 02:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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NO COMMENT!!!

grrr

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