# It does not add up!

3 guys go into a hotel. The manager charges 30\$ for the room. They take the key and go to their room. The manager realizes he billed them the wrong price, so he asks an employee to return them 5\$. On the way, the employee cannot figure how to split up 5\$ evenly in 3, so he keeps 2\$ and gives the guys back 1\$ each.

Accounting says is balances. Math says it does not.

Accounting: 30\$ - 2\$ - 3\$ = 25\$. No money lost.

Math: Each guy receives 1\$ back. So each paid 10 - 1 = 9\$. The employee kept 2\$. 3 guys * 9 \$ = 27 \$. Add the 2\$ and you end up with 29\$. NOW WHERE DID THE MISSING 1\$ GO ???

(I don`t have the answer btw.)

In my pocket.

first of all, you are subtracting the dollar away from the guys. Then you are adding it in from the employee. It’s a problem of right math, wrong place.

If you take away the \$2 the worker kept from the \$27 the guys paid, you have \$25. Since you are adding it in, you are going to miss a dollar. It’s math in the wrong direction.

“Add the 2\$ and you end up with 29\$.”

You don’t add the \$2 tip. When each guy payed their \$10, the tip was included. Thus, by adding \$2 to the \$27, you’re essentially couting the tip twice.

The room cost \$25, the tip was \$2 (for a total of \$27), and then each man received \$1 = \$30.

You don’t add \$2 to \$27, you subtract it from \$27 to get \$25. My grandpa told me this one. Had me scratching my head for a while.

Damnit, you guys beat me to the punch. I was gonna look smart.

They got it right.
::sighs::

Three guys check into a hotel room, aye?

Not that there is anything wrong with that!

That’s “Eh” dammit!

Note: 3 guys and ONLY ONE KEY. The other dollar obviously went toward some lube.