And now for something different…

Sometimes you have to come to the end of a day and try and forget everything you’ve heard. So….lets think about something different. Here’s a challenge for you. Twas in the Times today.

The Coin Trick.

Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 between them 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 them.

On the way to the room, the bellboy reasons that £5 is too difficult to share among three people, so he pockets £2 and gives each person £1 each.

Now each person paid £10 and got £1 back. So, they payed £9 each, totalling £27. The bell boy has £2, totalling £29.

Where is the missing pound?

Leave your answers in the comments! :o) Happy Thinking!

5 thoughts on “And now for something different…”

  1. Each of the three men have 1 pound each, so that’s 3 pounds. Add that to the bellboy who has 2 pounds and you have 5 pounds. The manager still has 25 pounds. Add the 5 pounds to that and you have 30 pounds, so there really isn’t one missing.

  2. The men should only have paid £8.33333… each.It only appears that they have paid £9 each because the bellboy has stolen £0.666666..7 from each of them!Is this just a maths question or am I missing either the humour or the spiritual insight?

  3. The men should only have paid £8.3333…3 each.It only appears that they have paid £9 each because the bellboy has stolen £0.666666…6 from each of them.

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