View Full Version : Where is the other dollar?

7th Apr 2006, 08:15
Three Pilots wanting to save on their overnight allowances decide to share a motel room. (That's the aviation content :hmm: ) They go into a motel and ask for a triple room. The man behind the desk said the room is $30.
So, each man paid $10 and they went up to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realizes the room was only $25, so he sends the Bellboy up to the room with $5 to give back to them.

On the way the Bellboy couldn’t figure out how to split the $5 evenly between the three men, so he gave each man a $1 coin and kept the other $2 for himself.

This meant that the 3 men had each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27. Add the $2 that the Bellboy has kept and that is $29.

So, where is the other Dollar?

7th Apr 2006, 08:26
You don't want to hear the version with three Air Stewards, a bellboy and a bent ten bob note.


Rwy in Sight
7th Apr 2006, 08:33
The aviation content about the question is that I heard it in an Air Force base but I still wait to hear the answer.

Rwy in Sight

Farmer 1
7th Apr 2006, 08:37
Being an honest bellboy, he returned the 2$ to the man behind the bar. He had owed the three men 1$ each, and he would have his 2$ change from the 5$.

Desert Dingo
7th Apr 2006, 08:43
As someone once said - "Show us the money".
They paid $27. Where is it? The manager holds $25 and the bellboy $2.
$30 has nothing to do with the problem. :)

7th Apr 2006, 08:52
The Captain nicked it. Unless they're all Captains, in which case, they all did.

7th Apr 2006, 09:53
Ah but if the room was on a conveyor belt could they all get to sleep? :confused: