# Where is the missing £1?

306 views

Three people check into a hotel.

They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room.

The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people.

On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person.

Now each person paid £10 and got back £1.

So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29.

Where is the missing £1?

posted Jul 26, 2014

The logic in the puzzle is wrong. If the debits and credits are properly accounted, account will tally. Total amount spent by the 3 people is 30-3=only 27. In that 2 was taken by Bell Boy. 25 for the room rent. Now the account tallies. So this puzzle only confuses the listener to make wrong calculation.

Similar Puzzles

Abhishek needs to take his girlfriend Aishwarya for a lunch date, so he asked his parents from the money. Both his father Amitabh and his mother Jaya gave him 10\$ each.
At the restaurant, total bill comes out to be 17\$. After lunch, Abhishek went home back and gave 1\$ each to his mother and father.
To sum up, Jaya and Amitabh spend 9\$ each and Abhishek keep 1\$ for himself which sums to 19\$

Where is the missing 1\$?

Three people check into a hotel. They pay Rs.30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is Rs.25 and gives Rs.5 to the Room boy to return to the people. On the way to the room the Room boy reasons that Rs.5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets Rs.2 and gives Rs.1 to each person. Now each person paid Rs.10 and got back Rs.1. So they paid Rs.9 each, Totaling Rs.27. The Room boy has Rs.2, totaling Rs.29. Where is the missing Rs.1?

+1 vote

It begins where the time ends.
Its second is an expression of surprise.
Its third is a question.
Its fourth is urinate.
It ends with a drink.

Which country it is?

+1 vote

Thomas has missed an excessive number of days of school, so he must meet with Principal Davis. Mr. Davis asks him "Why on Earth have you missed so many days?"

Thomas replies "There just isn't enough time for school. I need 8 hours of sleep a day, which adds up to about 122 days a year. Weekends off is 104 days a year. Summer vacation is about 60 days. If I spend about an hour on each meal, that's 3 hours a day or 45 days a year. I need at least 2 hours of exercise and relaxation time each day to stay physically and mentally fit, adding another 30 days.

Add all of that up and you get about 361 days. That only leaves 4 days for school."

The principal knows Thomas is full of it, but can't figure out why. Where is Thomas going wrong?