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Horn Section and Choir!

Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are thrilled to announce that a horn section and members of a New York City-based a cappella choir will be joining us at our Bell House show this Wednesday, July 1st, at 8:30pm! Yeah, it is going to be crazy.

We are giving away two more tickets to the show. Find out how to score ‘em after the jump…

See you Wednesday,
AR

Two Free Tix…

To score two free tickets to our show this Wednesday at the Bell house, all you have to do is correctly answer the following riddle. (Please leave your answers in the comment section.)

What is wrong with this statement:

Three sailors check into a motel. They ask the guy at the front desk how much one room for the night is. The front desk man says “$30″. The sailors say “great” and each put in $10. Shortly after, the manager informs the front desk man that sailors get a discount, one night for $25. The front desk man takes $5 up to the sailors room. Being the little punk that he is, the front desk man pockets $2 and gives the sailors back $3. The sailors say “thanks” and each take $1. “Only $9 bucks for a room aint bad!” one of the sailors says. There are three sailors. 3 x $9 = $27. Front desk little punk takes $2. $27 + $2 = $29. There is a missing dollar.

Annnnnnd……go!

Comments (9)

Elizabeth LashJune 29th, 2009 at 10:50 am

I’m not a math genius, but there is no missing dollar. The statement should be, $27 minus the $2 that the front desk punk took would have equalled the $25 that they should have been paying for the night. It’s just that each of the sailors should each have received back an additional $0.67 cents (approximately) that the punk took instead.

Hot SauceJune 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am

i won’t do it!

Dang!June 29th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I took the dollar. I needed it to buy tickets for your show.

aram baeJune 29th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Answer: The “missing dollar” is w/Sailor C.
Explanation: (I feel like I’m in HS Math class.)
Think of the sailors as Sailor A (SA), Sailor B (SB), and Sailor C (SC).
SA and SB each paid w/a ten dollar bill. SC paid with a five dollar bill and five singles.
The KarmaWillGetYaFrontDeskMan uses SC’s money, the five singles, to pay
them back. He pockets two dollars, gives one dollar to SA, one
to SB, and one back to SC. The $25 paid to the motel consists of $20 from SA and SB combined, and $5 from SC. As for the extra $5, cheapfrontdeskman pockets two, SA and SB have one each, and one dollar returns to SC. So, the missing dollar is with SC.

A+ (or free tix) for effort!
Reward me for my procrastination & devotion to ApolloRun, pretty please!

John TottenJune 30th, 2009 at 5:00 am

The front deskman is one of the sailors.

John TottenJune 30th, 2009 at 6:00 am

There is no missing dollar.

The $2 the front desk punk took is a trick to throw you off.

The sailors paid $30 originally.
The manager gave back $5. (30-5=25)
The punk kept $2 (5-2=3)
The sailors were returned $3.
The punk has $2.

2+3 is still $5. The books are balanced. There is no missing dollar.

DOnt think in terms of what the sailors paid plus what the bellhop kept. The fact that the math comes so close is coincidental.

John TottenJune 30th, 2009 at 6:01 am

P.S. Sorry for the first post. Answering mathematical riddles on the train just doesn’t work out.

Jeff BayJune 30th, 2009 at 8:53 am

What’s wrong with the statement is the last sentence – “there is a missing dollar.”

Every other statement is correct. There are three sailors. 3 x $9 does equal $27. The front desk little punk did take $2. And $27 + $2 does equal $29.

But there is no missing dollar because the front desk man is stealing $2 from the $27 that the sailors paid. That equals the $25, which is what the motel now owns.

adminJune 30th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Winner(s) announced on main page!

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