The total paid was $25 all day long.

if they took $1 each for 3 people, then that is $3. Then the bellhop gets $2. That total is $5 all day long.

now if we want to know how much each of them paid for the room then it is $25/3 which is $8.33 each. But the total is still $25.

each guy should not get an additional .66 each. If they did, then they would not have $2 to pay the bellhop OR they would then owe the hotel $2 and get kicked out.

huh? i don’t see the brainteaser part. gimme a clue…

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