# Remember Riddles?

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1. ### rcole_soonerPoster Extraordinaire

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I would have guessed 18 days, but I guess that only get to the top and another day to get out, so 19?

An oldie... even a wiki page ....

Three people check into a hotel room. The clerk says the bill is \$30, so each guest pays \$10.

Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be \$25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop \$5 to return to the guests.

On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest \$1 and keep \$2 as a tip for himself.

Each guest got \$1 back: so now each guest only paid \$9; bringing the total paid to \$27.

The bellhop has \$2. And \$27 + \$2 = \$29 so, if the guests originally handed over \$30, what happened to the remaining \$1?

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Snail in the well

19 days.. nope, but good try

3. ### Jack SFriend of Leo's

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Unless you have an undisclosed condition saying he must exceed twenty feet to emerge, it takes 18 days to reach the 20 foot level by climbing three feet a day and falling back two. On the 18th day he should be out without falling back 2 feet.

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You are so close. The answer is in the wording. Riddles are so stupid... and this one found a way.

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So 17 days, since he can magically climb 3 feet without sliding on the last day?

6. ### Jack SFriend of Leo's

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Okay, I anxiously await the answer to this riddle. I have a feeling it will be a groaner.

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17 days, your the winner!!!! day 17... he climbs the 20 feet, before the end of the day. silly

8. ### Jack SFriend of Leo's

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No he doesn't, he only gets to 19 feet on the 17th day.

9. ### Jack SFriend of Leo's

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Day 1 height 3 feet, falls 2, ends up at 1 foot attained
Day 2 height 4 feet, falls 2, ends up at 2 foot attained
Day 3 height 5 feet, falls 2, ends up at 3 foot attained
Day 4 height 6 feet, falls 2, ends up at 4 foot attained
Day 5 height 7 feet, falls 2, ends up at 5 foot attained
Day 6 height 8 feet, falls 2, ends up at 6 foot attained
Day 7 height 9 feet, falls 2, ends up at 7 foot attained
Day 8 height 10 feet, falls 2, ends up at 8 foot attained
Day 9 height 11 feet, falls 2, ends up at 9 foot attained
Day 10 height 12 feet, falls 2, ends up at 10 foot attained
Day 11 height 13 feet, falls 2, ends up at 11 foot attained
Day 12 height 14 feet, falls 2, ends up at 12 foot attained
Day 13 height 15 feet, falls 2, ends up at 13 foot attained
Day 14 height 16 feet, falls 2, ends up at 14 foot attained
Day 15 height 17 feet, falls 2, ends up at 15 foot attained
Day 16 height 18 feet, falls 2, ends up at 16 foot attained
Day 17 height 19 feet, falls 2, ends up at 17 foot attained
Day 18 height 20 feet, no fall, ends up at 20 foot attained

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Add the hotel's fee 25.00, plus the bellboys tip 2.00= 27.00, the total paid by the guests.

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OMG... your right. no excuses. it was a long time ago, Plus factor in my early morning beer buzz. my apologies. funny, you can always learning something on this site.

12. ### Jack SFriend of Leo's

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No apology needed. We all have memory lapses. I love math puzzles.

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You tell em Jack!

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You're, as in you are.

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Yep someone told me this years ago, it's a taxi driver in London.

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Egg white omelet?

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Emotions?

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19. ### rcole_soonerPoster Extraordinaire

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Yep, and add in the \$1 each guest received back and you can get the whole \$30.

It is just a case of the riddle setting the problem up wrong .... leading the solver down the wrong path.

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Damn, I cheated. It WAS corn. Still think egg white works, toss the shell, cook the inside (whites) and toss the in-inside (yolk).

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