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Where is the one dollar?

Puzzle :

Three people go to a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and check into their room.

The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is not $30, but $25 and gives $5 to the caretaker to return to those people. On the way to their room the caretaker thinks that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he keeps $2 for himself and gives $1 to each person.

Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The caretaker has $2, totalling $29.

Where is the missing $1?

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October 22, 2015

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