# Where is the missing £1?

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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.

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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?

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Find a 10 digit number where the first digit is how many 0's in the number.
The second digit is the number of 1's in the number.
The third digit gives the number of 2's
The fourth digit gives the number of 3's in the number so on
until the 10th digit which gives the number of 9's in the number.