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Old 01-18-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Three sailors reserve a room at a hotel. Originally they paid $30 even for the room. Thats $10 each. When they got there, the hotel clerk said that he did not know they were sailors and said they get a $5 discount. For being so honest, and since $5 was an uneven number, they decided to tip the clerk $2 and split the $3 among them. That means $10-$1 (discount) = $9 each x 3 = $27 + $2 (tip) = $29. Where did the other dollar go?
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bad math...

$27 = $25 for room plus $2 tip

$3 = how much discount they got.

$27 + $3 = $30

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That other dollar is lost in the math.
If the charge was originally $30, and the sailors were given a $5 discount, that would make the total room charge $25. That would be $8.33333333 per sailor.

$8.333333333 * 3 = $25(to be equally divided it would be $.33 to 2 of the sailors and $.34 to one of the sailors)
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bad math...

$27 = $25 for room plus $2 tip

$3 = how much discount they got.

$27 + $3 = $30

fkn azns and their love of math!!
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