Since: Mar 13

Greeneville, TN

#1 Mar 28, 2013
I have no less than three lighters. For someason I can not find any of them... 3- none + none for some reason... So Lets play mathmatically:

Three guys are out on a road trip. It dawns on them that it became too late for anybody to drive because, lets face it, three males have no concern past 11:15 pm. Females pay attention to that and control some situations.
So they pull off at a motel and decide that it is the end of the day's adventure. Upon walking inside they find the guy that has to be paid in order for sleep to happen. He tells them that the room they need is $30 bucks, so they each pull out a ten spot and proceed with the stairs that gets them through with the nights chores.
Well, The guy who lives behind the desk with the bell has a thought. Its the middle of winter witch, just so happens, means that rooms are on a discount. He owes those fellows a five (5) dollar discount. He calls out for the bell hop, who between you and me ain't done nothing all night long and only has his job because he found way to sneak his penis in the wife of the owner and she knows better than let to let him lose his job; tells him "Go give those gentlemen their discount." Hands the bell hop $5.
Ok, so you have to understand the bell hop. He's the type of person that shows up each day because he lacks anything better to do than find a way to get a few dollars to pay for his next tall boy. He was just handed a five dollar bill and he owns three cigarettes to his name. He decides that he will hold on to two dollars to help his next purchase of coffin nails because, five dollars doesn't devide up umungst three people anyway.{i'm tired of spelling, work with me} He give the three fellows three dollars, explains the problem of y2k and mayan calanders and turns and walks away hoping that he gets to finish what was left of the joint he walked out with from that one fellers house that he dove his friend to because out of everybody on facebook, he had a car.
So here is the deal. Three guys rented a room for thirty bucks. They got a five dollar discount so the room was only $25. They each paid ten dollars and got one dollar back, which is nine. 3 x 9 = 27. The bell hop kept two of the five dollars returned. We are up to $29 of thirty dollars spent. Where did the other dollar go?

Since: Jan 13

Hawesville, KY

#2 Mar 28, 2013
12kno wrote:
I have no less than three lighters. For someason I can not find any of them... 3- none + none for some reason... So Lets play mathmatically:
Three guys are out on a road trip. It dawns on them that it became too late for anybody to drive because, lets face it, three males have no concern past 11:15 pm. Females pay attention to that and control some situations.
So they pull off at a motel and decide that it is the end of the day's adventure. Upon walking inside they find the guy that has to be paid in order for sleep to happen. He tells them that the room they need is $30 bucks, so they each pull out a ten spot and proceed with the stairs that gets them through with the nights chores.
Well, The guy who lives behind the desk with the bell has a thought. Its the middle of winter witch, just so happens, means that rooms are on a discount. He owes those fellows a five (5) dollar discount. He calls out for the bell hop, who between you and me ain't done nothing all night long and only has his job because he found way to sneak his penis in the wife of the owner and she knows better than let to let him lose his job; tells him "Go give those gentlemen their discount." Hands the bell hop $5.
Ok, so you have to understand the bell hop. He's the type of person that shows up each day because he lacks anything better to do than find a way to get a few dollars to pay for his next tall boy. He was just handed a five dollar bill and he owns three cigarettes to his name. He decides that he will hold on to two dollars to help his next purchase of coffin nails because, five dollars doesn't devide up umungst three people anyway.{i'm tired of spelling, work with me} He give the three fellows three dollars, explains the problem of y2k and mayan calanders and turns and walks away hoping that he gets to finish what was left of the joint he walked out with from that one fellers house that he dove his friend to because out of everybody on facebook, he had a car.
So here is the deal. Three guys rented a room for thirty bucks. They got a five dollar discount so the room was only $25. They each paid ten dollars and got one dollar back, which is nine. 3 x 9 = 27. The bell hop kept two of the five dollars returned. We are up to $29 of thirty dollars spent. Where did the other dollar go?
i have pondered that one for years. Please tell me. If i spent as much time on my own budget as i have on these guys $5.00 i would be quite wealthy.

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#3 Mar 28, 2013
12kno wrote:
I have no less than three lighters. For someason I can not find any of them... 3- none + none for some reason... So Lets play mathmatically:
Three guys are out on a road trip. It dawns on them that it became too late for anybody to drive because, lets face it, three males have no concern past 11:15 pm. Females pay attention to that and control some situations.
So they pull off at a motel and decide that it is the end of the day's adventure. Upon walking inside they find the guy that has to be paid in order for sleep to happen. He tells them that the room they need is $30 bucks, so they each pull out a ten spot and proceed with the stairs that gets them through with the nights chores.
Well, The guy who lives behind the desk with the bell has a thought. Its the middle of winter witch, just so happens, means that rooms are on a discount. He owes those fellows a five (5) dollar discount. He calls out for the bell hop, who between you and me ain't done nothing all night long and only has his job because he found way to sneak his penis in the wife of the owner and she knows better than let to let him lose his job; tells him "Go give those gentlemen their discount." Hands the bell hop $5.
Ok, so you have to understand the bell hop. He's the type of person that shows up each day because he lacks anything better to do than find a way to get a few dollars to pay for his next tall boy. He was just handed a five dollar bill and he owns three cigarettes to his name. He decides that he will hold on to two dollars to help his next purchase of coffin nails because, five dollars doesn't devide up umungst three people anyway.{i'm tired of spelling, work with me} He give the three fellows three dollars, explains the problem of y2k and mayan calanders and turns and walks away hoping that he gets to finish what was left of the joint he walked out with from that one fellers house that he dove his friend to because out of everybody on facebook, he had a car.
So here is the deal. Three guys rented a room for thirty bucks. They got a five dollar discount so the room was only $25. They each paid ten dollars and got one dollar back, which is nine. 3 x 9 = 27. The bell hop kept two of the five dollars returned. We are up to $29 of thirty dollars spent. Where did the other dollar go?
The problem is that you are comparing two unrelated things: how much they paid and how much the have. It's one of those mathematical riddles that will blow your mind but is really simple to solve.

Since: Jan 13

Duluth, GA

#4 Mar 28, 2013
Pretend 2 B Normal wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is that you are comparing two unrelated things: how much they paid and how much the have. It's one of those mathematical riddles that will blow your mind but is really simple to solve.
so explain it to me slowly....
Here Goes

Greeneville, TN

#5 Mar 28, 2013
3 x $10 =$30 (total amount paid)
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$30 -$5 =$25 (payment minus refund)
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3 x $1 =$3 (paid back to the road trippers by bell hop)
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$25 +$3 =$28 (total of the payment and refund)
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$28 +$2 +$30 (the whopping $2 the bell hop kept)
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The equation 3 x 9 = 27 is a correct statement. However, this information is irrelevant and is placed in the problem to make it confusing.
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Moral of the start: Always stay at a Holiday Inn Express instead of a cheap dive so you can do you math calculations for yourself.

Since: Jan 13

Duluth, GA

#6 Mar 28, 2013
Here Goes wrote:
3 x $10 =$30 (total amount paid)
.
.
.
$30 -$5 =$25 (payment minus refund)
.
.
.
3 x $1 =$3 (paid back to the road trippers by bell hop)
.
.
.
$25 +$3 =$28 (total of the payment and refund)
.
.
.
$28 +$2 +$30 (the whopping $2 the bell hop kept)
.
.
.
The equation 3 x 9 = 27 is a correct statement. However, this information is irrelevant and is placed in the problem to make it confusing.
.
.
.
Moral of the start: Always stay at a Holiday Inn Express instead of a cheap dive so you can do you math calculations for yourself.
thank u so much!

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#7 Mar 28, 2013
Here Goes wrote:
3 x $10 =$30 (total amount paid)
.
.
.
$30 -$5 =$25 (payment minus refund)
.
.
.
3 x $1 =$3 (paid back to the road trippers by bell hop)
.
.
.
$25 +$3 =$28 (total of the payment and refund)
.
.
.
$28 +$2 +$30 (the whopping $2 the bell hop kept)
.
.
.
The equation 3 x 9 = 27 is a correct statement. However, this information is irrelevant and is placed in the problem to make it confusing.
.
.
.
Moral of the start: Always stay at a Holiday Inn Express instead of a cheap dive so you can do you math calculations for yourself.
Very good explanation.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#8 Mar 28, 2013
Geez I hate math

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#9 Mar 28, 2013
The backstory was confusing to me, but it was told in such an entertaining way. (Sneak his penis into the wife of the owner....that's clever.)

“Why So Serious...”

Since: Dec 12

Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z A

#10 Mar 28, 2013
kristilou wrote:
<quoted text> i have pondered that one for years. Please tell me. If i spent as much time on my own budget as i have on these guys $5.00 i would be quite wealthy.
That guy just made your whole life look wasted...

Since: Jan 13

Hawesville, KY

#11 Mar 28, 2013
whothehellcares- wrote:
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That guy just made your whole life look wasted...
yep, well he/she is a smart cookie.

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