Hi! You have reached Stephen Calender's personal webpage... well sort of. If you are being redirected to this page I am working on my site or you tried to access my webpage from a device that does not support Flash. You can always access my resume or check out my blog, there is also a simple projects page.

I apologize if you were inconvenienced, I really hope that you come back later. Not wanting to leave you completely empty handed for your troubles, I have something nice for you.

... A puzzle!

Three women check into a hotel room which advertises a rate of $27 per night. They each give $10 to the porter and ask her to bring back 3 dollar bills. The porter returns to the desk, where she learns that the room is actually only $25 per night. She gives $25 to the hotel desk clerk, returns to the room, and gives the guest back each 1 dollar, deciding not to tell them about the actual rate. Thus the porter pocketed $2, while each guest has spent 10 - 1 = $9, a total of 2 + 3 * 9 = $29. What happened to the other dollar?

~Taken from 'The Art and Craft of Problem Solving' by Paul Zeitz