Three men go into a hotel and tell the clerk that they need a room for the night.

The clerk tells them that the room will cost thirty dollars.

Each man pays the clerk ten dollars.

The men take the elevator up to their room.

The clerk suddenly realizes that the hotel was running a special that night, and all rooms should cost only twenty-five dollars per night.

The clerk calls for the bellhop and explains to him that he has over-charged the three gentlemen for their room.......and he gives the bellhop five dollars and tells him to give the money to the gentlemen and explain that they were accidently over-charged for the room.

The bellhop goes to take the money to the three gentlemen and while he is riding up in the elevator he wonders, just how he can give back five dollars "equally" to each of the three men?

The bellhop was not very good at math so he simply pocketed two dollars and gave the three men back, one dollar, each.

Therefore:

Originally each man had paid ten dollars for the room for a total of thirty dollars.

Each man was given one dollar back.

Therefore each man actually paid nine dollars for the room and three times nine totals twenty-seven dollars.

The bellhop kept the other two dollars for a grand total of twenty-nine dollars.

The clerk tells them that the room will cost thirty dollars.

Each man pays the clerk ten dollars.

The men take the elevator up to their room.

The clerk suddenly realizes that the hotel was running a special that night, and all rooms should cost only twenty-five dollars per night.

The clerk calls for the bellhop and explains to him that he has over-charged the three gentlemen for their room.......and he gives the bellhop five dollars and tells him to give the money to the gentlemen and explain that they were accidently over-charged for the room.

The bellhop goes to take the money to the three gentlemen and while he is riding up in the elevator he wonders, just how he can give back five dollars "equally" to each of the three men?

The bellhop was not very good at math so he simply pocketed two dollars and gave the three men back, one dollar, each.

Therefore:

Originally each man had paid ten dollars for the room for a total of thirty dollars.

Each man was given one dollar back.

Therefore each man actually paid nine dollars for the room and three times nine totals twenty-seven dollars.

The bellhop kept the other two dollars for a grand total of twenty-nine dollars.

**Where did the other dollar go?**
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