# This is kinda buggin me now... anyone able to figure itout?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by AJ, Apr 22, 2005.

1. ### AJGuest

3 people go to a hotel and get a room. The night clerk charged them £30
rent. So they each paid £10 and went to their room.
The manager comes in and says to the clerk that there is a special on and
the room was only £25. So he sent the porter up to the room with 5 pound
coins. Seeing as the 3 couldn't split £5 coins between the 3 of them they
gave the porter £2 and each took £1 back, meaning they paid £9 each for the
room.

Sooo where is the other £1?

they paid £9 each for the room... = £27
gave the porter £2 =£29
missing £1 is where?

AJ, Apr 22, 2005

2. ### GuestGuest

So why are you adding 2 to 27? The hotel still only got 25. The porter
got 5 which he split into 3 and 2. All those values are negative with
respect to what the hotel got paid (30 - 5 = 30 - 3 - 2). You are
subtracting 3 and then adding 2. Wrong. You subtract 3 (to get what
the patrons paid in total) AND you also *subtract* 2 to get down to the
25 that the hotel got paid. The porter stole the 2 dollars. You are
trying to pretend that 27 + 2 is what the hotel got paid. Wrong. The
hotel got paid 27 - 2.

Guest, Apr 22, 2005

3. ### Bill PGuest

Dollars? Who said anything about dollars?

Bill P, Apr 22, 2005
4. ### GuestGuest

Ooooh, excuse me for accidentally putting "dollars" into one of those
sentences in my reply. So when you wash your hair, you actually follow
those instructions of "wash, rinse, repeat" indefinitely? I wasn't
about to waste my time figuring out how to insert the pound character
and had intended to leave all values as numeric only. The point was to
prove the failed logic of adding 2 when it was supposed to get
substracted.

Guest, Apr 22, 2005
5. ### Bill PGuest

Lighten up ;-)

Bill P, Apr 22, 2005
6. ### GuestGuest

It you can't take shit, don't toss it.

Guest, Apr 22, 2005
7. ### ScraggyGuest

Try that yourself.

Scraggy, Apr 22, 2005
8. ### GuestGuest

He tossed first. Mommy, mommy, they're picking on me, mommy.

Guest, Apr 22, 2005
9. ### pcbutts1Guest

The Hotel got 25
The Porter got 2
The extra 3 went to the guests 1 each.
The guests paid a total of 27, 25 to the hotel and a 2 to the porter as a
tip.

pcbutts1, Apr 22, 2005
10. ### iamgilbertGuest

they didnt pay 9 pounds each...u only persume they did....
they actually paid £8.33 each... (£25/3 = £8.3333333)
see?

iamgilbert, Apr 22, 2005
11. ### ScraggyGuest

<vbg>

Scraggy, Apr 22, 2005
12. ### Arnold P. FurshlugginerGuest

Your inability to comprehend simple arithmetic is astounding. Perhaps
you should consult a mushroom, which obviously has a higher "interlect"
than yourself.

Arnold P. Furshlugginer, Apr 23, 2005