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    Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person. Now each person paid £10 and got back £1. So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29. Where is the missing £1? :p

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    Wa`alaykum salaam

    There is no missing £1!
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    its cool..............................................
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    maybe the bellboy bought the fodder for somebody' smiling cow with that pound :D:D:D

    its mind boggling brother...i dont think anybody cant solve it :D

    and Allah knows best
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    i think there is one missing pound. 3x9=27 plus 2=29. 30-29=1
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    There is no missing 1.

    25 Paid to the Hotel
    2 with the Bell Boy
    ===
    27 They paid total to bell boy + Hotel = (9 x 3)

    Where are missing 3 ? they received 1 each.
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    salamu 'alaikkum, since there is a lot of confusion in the answer, I have decided to leave it in this cloud of confusion. I love it when people are confused ;)
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    Jazzak Allah khair for sharing dear brother. Inshallah I will try.:shymuslima1:

    Is it maybe that the one 1£ that is missing is with bellboy because he did not payed to third persone and he kept that 1£ with himselfe?:)
    So our bellboy kept 3 £ with himselfe and with 2 £ that he gave it makes it 5£

    May Allah bless you:tti_sister:

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    I prefer a pack of crisps ;) or perhaps a cone of ice cream would do :D
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    I suppose u may have to stay untill you answer it right
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    Stop tryin to google the answers lol :p
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    Hehe keep tryin sister :p
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    Assalamu Allaicum

    Can you help us a little dear brother Inshallah??? Maybe to give us some clues???

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    9 x 3 = 27 = 25 +2 [25 with the manager and 2 with the bellboy]

    1 x 3 = 3 [ 1 with each one of them]


    So

    27 +3 =30

    Pls do not count the 2 pounds (with the bellboy twice). 27 +2 = 29 is wrong as 2 is already included in 27. Rather it is 27 +3 = 30.

    :wasalam:

    PS: I could find the sign of pound on my key board.
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    Wa 'alaikkumus salam wa rahmathullah, sister binteshafi got the answer right, and all the people who said there is no missing £1 got it right, because there is no missing £1 lol ;)
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    :salam2:

    That was fun. Jazak Allah for sharing brother but I did not like the dishonesty of the bellboy :shymuslima1:

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    Jazzak Allah khair dear brother. Mashallah,it was very interesting.:)

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    ok heres another
    the bigger i get the less u c. wat am i
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    As-salaamu `alaykum

    Lol. It's not googling. It's just a matter of how you word it. If you look over the actual riddle, it's worded in a way/calculated in a way such that there appears to be a missing pound. But others have clearly shown this isn't the case. I was going to do so myself, but thought I'd give the chance to others.
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    25 - paid to the hotel
    2 - to the bellboy
    = 27 - they paid total including the bell boy
    + 3 to the people.
    Total = 30

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