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Question:

Three men go to a Lodge where they were told that the room rent is 30. They shared 10 each. Later the receptionist realised that the rent is 25 only. He sent back 5 rupees through the boy. They paid him 2/- as tip and kept one rupee each. In other words, each has parted with rupees 9 towards rent, total amounting to 27. The boy was paid 2 rupees. Total: 29. Where the remaining one rupee has gone?

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Answer:  The answer is in the way the question is worded. You cannot add all the amounts (to balance with what someone else has ‘paid’) to arrive at a meaningful number. Lodgers, receptionist and the Boy received 3, 25 and 2 respectively, total being 30. It is a simple equation.

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