JJ asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 1 decade ago

3*10=29? Can u slove this?

Three of us went to a hotel and we had $10 each. Our bill was $30 and we gave $10 each. a discount of $5 was given. Dividing $5 is tough between 3, so we gave $2 tips and took $1 each. So now we spent $9 each. 9*3=$27 plus $2 tips = $29. What happened to the remaining dollar.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. 3 of you went with $ 10 each , so you have 10*3 = $ 30.

    2. There is a bill for $ 30 with $ 5 discount, so you have to pay $ 25.

    3. You can not devide 5 in 3 pars so you give away $ 2 at tip.

    4. The amount spent mounts to $ 25 +$ 2 = $ 27.

    5. You are left with $ 3, which you devided in 3 parts. So, all of you have $ 1 each.

    Now, if you see the question in perspective of one of the 3 people. The addtional $ 2 are spent in giving away the other 2 frineds their share of $ 3 left.

    So, in this case the dollar left is with you.

    Enjoy the dollar.

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  • 1 decade ago

    3 x 10 = 30

    $5 discount = $25

    $2 tip = $27

    leaving $3 which is $1 each

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  • Aqua
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    1 decade ago

    No $25 + $2 is the xpense and you get to keep the remain three dollars , each one gets $1. so it adds up to $30 again.

    You can not add the tip to the 9*3 = $27 as this $27 means $25 + $2 tip so , all the ppl spent $25/ 3 + $2/3 and the remain $3/3 is back in their pockets. sp $10*3 = 30.

    The question calculates wrongly and confuses.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tips given is 3*2 against discount of 5 $. Hence (w)one(der) $

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  • 1 decade ago

    A *far* more interesting question is this: If each of you spent $9, where did the $2 for the tip come from in the first place? ☺

    Doug

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  • 1 decade ago

    looooooool....search it in ur........pocket.

    dont think that i was wanna say something else

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  • 1 decade ago

    u ate it

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    someone stole it?

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