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The fine art of moving slowly at great expense.
Darry – This one is for you!!
The Ten Dollar Question
Three couples had rented a sailboat for the weekend, at a cost
of $300.00. Each couple had chipped in $100.00 a piece to cover
the cost of the boat. As they were getting ready to make way, a dock
hand flagged them down to say, “the owner of this boat has decided to
give you back $50.00 in hopes to entice you to come back on another
occasion.” he proceeded to hand them 5- $10.00 bills. The couples
then realized, there wasn’t an easy way to divide 5- $10 bills equally
between themselves. So they gave the dock hand a $20.00 tip and
then divided the remaining 3- $10 between each couple.
If they each paid $100.00 apiece originally for the boat rental, and
received $10.00 back. Then in essence they paid $90.00 for the boat.
$90 (The amount each couple paid) x 3 (The amount of couples) = $270 +
$20 (The tip they gave the dock hand) = $290.
Where did the other $10 go?