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      The Hotel Clerk :

Mr. Smith gave the Hotel Clerk $15 for his room for the night.
The Hotel Clerk discovered that he had overcharged by $5.
The Hotel Clerk sent a Bellboy with 5 one-dollar bills back to Mr. Smith's room.
The dishonest Bellboy gave only $3 back to Mr. Smith and kept the extra $2.
Mr. Smith has now paid $12 for the room and the Bellboy has $2.
Since $12 plus $2 amounts to $14 (not $15), what happened to the extra dollar?

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      The Hotel Clerk :     ANSWER

Mr. Smith is out $12. The Clerk got $10. The Bellboy has $2.
He got $3 back, which adds to $15, and therefore there is no missing dollar.