Three traveling salesmen go into a hotel to get rooms for the night. Unfortunately the clerk tells them that there is only one room with three beds left. If they would take the room he would only charge them $10.00 each for a total of $30.00.

The salesmen decided that this was okay and each gave him $10.00 and went up to the room.

Later, the clerk got to thinking that $30.00 was too much for this room for one night so he called the bellboy over. He handed him a $5.00 bill and instructed him to take it up to the three salesmen and tell them that $30.00 was too much.

On the way up to the room, the bellboy decided that there was no way you can divide $5.00 by three evenly so he decided to keep $2.00 and give each of the salesmen $1.00 back which meant that each salesmen paid $9.00 for the room.

Now for the catch to this story.

Each salesmen paid $9.00. Three times $9.00 equals $27.00 and the $2.00 that the bellboy kept only adds up to $29.00. Where did the other dollar go??

The salesmen decided that this was okay and each gave him $10.00 and went up to the room.

Later, the clerk got to thinking that $30.00 was too much for this room for one night so he called the bellboy over. He handed him a $5.00 bill and instructed him to take it up to the three salesmen and tell them that $30.00 was too much.

On the way up to the room, the bellboy decided that there was no way you can divide $5.00 by three evenly so he decided to keep $2.00 and give each of the salesmen $1.00 back which meant that each salesmen paid $9.00 for the room.

Now for the catch to this story.

Each salesmen paid $9.00. Three times $9.00 equals $27.00 and the $2.00 that the bellboy kept only adds up to $29.00. Where did the other dollar go??