GTown 71----Now, instead of each man being out 10 dollars each for the room, they are only out 9 dollars each.<quoted text>
The $30 is accounted for. The hotel got $25, the clerk takes $2, and the men get a $3 refund.
If your point of this story is to show your inability to reason through a logic problem, you've succeeded ;-).
The points in my prior post stand.
Yet 9 times 3 = 27 + the 2 dollars the clerk stoled only comes to 29, so what happened to the other dollar?
Culti---The $30 is accounted for. The hotel got $25, the clerk takes $2, and the men get a $3 refund.
HughBe--- My dear Culti, you have ACCOUNTED for the $30 but have NOT answered the question i.e. what happened to the other dollar?
The answer is NOTHING. It is in the $27. The addition of the two dollars to the $27 is double counting and so wrong.
Actual cost to the men $27 (25+2)
Original funds $30
The "9 times 3 = 27 + the 2 dollars the clerk stoled" is just a magic trick. If the refund was added you would get $32 or more money than the original $30 given, see below. Also, the $27(9 times 3) dollars ALREADY contains the stolen $2 and so to add another stolen $2 is double counting and foolish.