Here at Psycuity, we measure a number of traits and abilities within people, and good numerical reasoning is often required for Manager in charge of bugets and planning. 

Whilst we take the process of testing numerical reasoning very seriously; here’s a bit of fun for you:

Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the guests. 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 guest. Now each person paid £10 and got £1 back. So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29.

So where is the missing £1?



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