Does anyone have a math question they would like me to expla

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: October 2003 Archive: Does anyone have a math question they would like me to expla
 By Rand0m (Rand0m) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 04:51 pm: Edit

I can help. Type it here.

 By Rand0m (Rand0m) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 05:00 pm: Edit

anyone?

 By Miseryxsignals (Miseryxsignals) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 04:21 am: Edit

3 guys go into a hotel. the cost of renting a room is \$30, so they split it up to \$10 a person. They go to their room, and the hotel manager decides to give them a \$5 discount, so he sends a messenger up with the \$5. The messenger realizes that he cant split the \$5 between 3 guys, so he pockets \$2. He gives each of the three guys \$1 back. So that means that each person paid \$9, and the messenger has \$2. \$9/person x 3 people = \$27, + \$2 of the messenger = \$29. where is the last dollar?

(dont really help but showing just for kicks)

 By Drewshaver (Drewshaver) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 01:56 pm: Edit

each person paid 9, so 9*3=27. 2 of that is in the messenger's pocket(27-2=25), and the other 25 is in the drawer. there is no last dollar :-p