Three tourists sought lodging in a small American hotel. The Receptionist

Offered them a three-room suite for $300. The three men went upstairs

With the Hotel Attendant to have a look at the suite. Everything seemed fine, and

Each tourist gave $100 to the Hotel Attendant. When the Receptionist received the

$300 from the Hotel Attendant, he discovered that he had made a mistake: the

Price of the suite was only $250. Therefore, he sent the Hotel Attendant back

With five $10 bills. On his way upstairs, the Hotel Attendant realized it would

Be a problem to distribute the five $10 bills among three people. So he

Slipped two of the $10 bills into his own pocket, and gave back $10 to

Each of the three men. Thus, they had each paid $90, which adds up

to $270. Twenty dollars ended up in the Hotel Attendant’s pocket. Altogether,

That makes $270 + $20 = $290, even though the three guests had originally

Paid $300.

**What happened to the missing ten dollars?**

it should have been

$270 (which they gave) + $30 (which they have) = $300(original money)

OR if you think other way

$250(with hotel) + $20(with waiter) + $30(with tourists) = $300(original money)

Vikas Kumar Mishra says

step by step

A. when all three person paid the amount

$100 + $100 + $100 = $300

B. The moment Hotel Attendant sent $50 ($300-$250)

amount paid by per person $(250 / 3) = $83.33

C. The moment Hotel Attendant returned $10 to all three personal

amount paid actually paid by 1 person

$83.33 + $10 = $93.33

hence amount paid paid by 3 persons

3 x $93.33 = $279.99 ≈ $280

D. Amount held with Hotel Attendant $10 X 2 = $20.

Total amount $280 + $20 = $300

arvind kale says

It is 250+20+30=300