Hey Brilliant users,
I have recalled a problem I have heard about when I was in 6th grade. The problem goes like this:
3 men rent a room for a hotel. The hotel worker charges them $30.00, and the 3 men split the price equally- each man pays $10.00. Of course, the hotel worker was inexperienced, and the price was actually $25.00. So, the hotel manager tell the worker to give them back the 5 dollars he owed. The worker obviously was mad that he couldn’t get 5 extra dollars. So, he decided to keep 2 dollars, and give the 3 men 3 dollars back. So now, each man has paid $9.00 for the hotel. 9*3=27 dollars, and the worker has 2 dollars. So where did the one dollar go?!