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Ankita Katdare
Computer Science
08 Jan 2019

# Missing Dollar Puzzle: 3 guys rent a room at \$30 - Where is the One dollar?

Three people rent a room at \$30. They pay \$10 each and go up to the room. The owner realized he charged too much and it was only supposed to be \$25. He sends a boy up with the \$5. Each of the people keeps \$1 and they give the boy \$2 as they can't share it.

So now each person has paid \$9 for the room (total \$27) and the boy has \$2.

Where is the other \$1?

Aswini Vi
Computer Science
2mos ago

The \$1 was with the owner .

After giving \$5 to boy,the money owner had is \$25.

So owner had charged \$8dollars for each and \$1 extra.(\$25/3=\$8+\$1)

Hope the problem was solved.

2mos ago

It is true that the three paid \$27.

\$25 are with the owner and \$2 with the boy. That is all.

2mos ago

There's nothing much to solve here, I think. They paid \$25 to the owner and \$2 to the boy.

PS: Another version of the same problem had confused the hell out of me (about 20 years ago, though 😮 )

Piyush Rao
Communications
2mos ago

Right!!

Owner gets ----- \$25

Boy Gets --- \$2

Each person paid = \$25 + \$2 = \$27. 😎 😎