## 22 Comments

Pie_irl

- 190

The most sense I could make of this sentence was "I took three dollars again," which was accepted.

n6zs

- 1809

That's the French translator's ESL version of this sentence. Better is, "I took back three dollars."

Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room, the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people, so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now, each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totaling $27. The bellboy has $2, totaling $29. Where is the remaining dollar?