That, sir, is a LIE! They paid $25 ($8.3333333333333333 each) for the room and tipped the bellhop $2 ($0.6666666666666666 each, for a total expenditure per person of $8.9999999999999999 each), thus spending a total of $27
I'd like to know when I can collect all those 1/10th's of a penny the gas stations owe me, must be at least several hundred thousand of them by now...
There's a much shorter answer. But knowing that there would be a spoiler-- because there's always a haha spoilsport-- I took the precaution of not scrolling beyond the first post until I arrived at my own "D'oh!" We will not talk about how long that took.
Awright, time to join the spoilsports. The answer is: It isn't 27 plus 2 = some number that doesn't add up and causes grownups to take time away from the things they ought to be doing. It's 27 minus 2 = number that fits neatly into everything else.