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Math paradox

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by simplemind, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. simplemind

    simplemind JF-Expert Member

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    Come across this math problem. Let me say this, hapa nimeshemsha may be someone can be kind enough to provide the solution.

    3 men go to a hotel to rent room. The clerk says that there is a 3 bed room for $30.

    Each man pays $10 and go to the room.

    The hotel manager tells the clerk the room is only $25 and gives the clerk $5 to pay the men back.

    On the way to the room the clerk realizes 5 dollar bill cant be split 3 way. Dishonestly he keeps $2 and gives each man $1.

    Now the 3 men have paid $27 for the room and the clerk has $2 . Where did the $1 go to?
    27+2=29
     
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    They payed $30, then $3 were returned and $2 taken by the clerk.
    Now they paid $25+$2=$27, by adding $3 they have, you get $30.
     
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  4. simplemind

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    No ,if they paid $30 and $3 was refunded then they must have paid 30 - 3 = 27 .The cleck has 2 dollar therefore total is only 29 dollars.
     
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    bold: that is wrong, they paid 9 each ( or a total of 27; inclusive of 2 retained by the clerk) kama umechemsha, you must be a lawyer
     
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    hamidshaban JF-Expert Member

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    take 25 divide by 3=8.333 add 1 dollar=9.333.multiply by 3 = 27.999 add 2 dollar and get it
     
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    OK, it seems that you want to see where $1 went: 30-2=28 then 30-3=27 then 28-27=1. But am still agree with my first answer.
     
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    Okay granted ,they paid 27 plus 2 dollars retained by clerk,the total is 29 dollars. This does not explain the missing dollar. Remember the men initially paid the clerk $30.
     
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    acheni ungwini coz mathematics is science ans there must be scientific explanation for every thing. The 3 men paid a total of $ 27, which include the 2 retained by the clerk (25 +2 = 27). and they remained with $ 1 each, which makes a total of 3. 27 + 3 = 30. WHAT ID THE PROBLEM WITH YOU GUYS? in science things do not just disappear so there is no way $1 could have disappeared. think!
     
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    I get you though the maths bit tricky.
     
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    Mkuu this is very simple three men did not pay 27usd; they paid 25usd

    Now 25usd they paid for plus 3usd refunded plus 2 iliyochakachuliwa......

    25 + 3 + 2 = 30

    The trick is when you say they paid 27usd while they paid 25usd
     
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