# Tricky...

Three men moved to a motel ...The clerk said that it will cost $10 each for a room.Which means$ 30...When the three went away...The clerk found that he took $5 more from them i.e.$( 30-5 )=$25 Now he went to the manager to get rid of this tension... After hearing the incident Manager replied 'Give me$25,Take $2 for yourself & Distribute$3 between three of them(The three men) '

Now ,The question

Total expense by all three men = $9(10-1) Which means = 9* 3 =27 Again ,27+2=29 ($2 taken by the clerk)

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each spent $9, so in total they together spent$27. now, $27 minus$2 taken by the clerk is $25 which is the amount they paid for the room. as for the$30 originally paid, they can be obtained again by doing: 25 for the room + 3 for each man + 2 for the clerk.

- 4 years ago