Missing Dollar

Three men checked into a hotel room
for which they paid $30. The next day,
the manager glanced at the records and
realized that the men had been overcharged.
She gave the bellhop $5 to return to the
three men. On the way to their room the
bellhop decided to keep $2 for himself,
and give each of the three men one dollar.
The three men had now paid $9 each, or
a total of $27. This, plus the $2 the
bellhop kept makes a total of $29.
What happened to the other dollar?
Submitted  1/13/2000 11:49:42 PM
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