## Money & Finance Riddles

Money riddles us all, every dollar and every day. So our team at Riddles and Answers has compiled some of the best word puzzles about money that we can find, and placed them here.

Included in this section are finance riddles for all ages. Beware, if you are looking for riddles that are awesomely complicated, you may want to browse other sections of the site like the "hard riddles" section. Mainly because a majority of these riddles are for educators of school-aged children, looking to add some mental stimulation in the classroom.

Solving the problems on this page is a simple process. First, read each question carefully, be sure to examine the clues given. Then give your best answer, and be sure to start the timer(if one is available) before solving, for a bit of extra added difficulty. Good luck!

Included in this section are finance riddles for all ages. Beware, if you are looking for riddles that are awesomely complicated, you may want to browse other sections of the site like the "hard riddles" section. Mainly because a majority of these riddles are for educators of school-aged children, looking to add some mental stimulation in the classroom.

Solving the problems on this page is a simple process. First, read each question carefully, be sure to examine the clues given. Then give your best answer, and be sure to start the timer(if one is available) before solving, for a bit of extra added difficulty. Good luck!

## A Lady Steals $100

How smart are you?.....A lady walks in the store and steals $100 bill from the register without the owners knowledge. She comes back 5 mins later and buys $70 worth of goods with the $100 bill. The owner gives her $30 in change, how much did the owner lose????

A. $30

B. 70

C. $100

D. $130

E. $170

F. $200

DO NOT OVER THINK IT!

A. $30

B. 70

C. $100

D. $130

E. $170

F. $200

DO NOT OVER THINK IT!

Hint:

The best answer from the choices is the owner lost $100. The $100 bill that was stolen was then given back to the owner. What the owner loses is the $70 worth of goods and the $30 in change, which makes for a total of $70 + $30 = $100. The owner has lost $100.

Technically, the owner lost $30 plus the value, V, of the $70 of goods. Since stores typically sell goods at a markup, the value may be less than $70. But in the case of a loss leader, the owner may have lost more than $70.

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Technically, the owner lost $30 plus the value, V, of the $70 of goods. Since stores typically sell goods at a markup, the value may be less than $70. But in the case of a loss leader, the owner may have lost more than $70.

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## 1968 Penny

Joshua had quite a collection of coins, but couldn't understand why some are worth more than others. Why are 1968 pennies worth more than 1967 pennies?

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## Missing Dollar Riddle

Three guests check into a hotel room. The clerk says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the clerk realizes the bill should only be $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot divide the money equally. As the guests didn't know the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 and keep $2 for himself. Each guest got $1 back: so now each guest only paid $9; bringing the total paid to $27. The bellhop has $2. And $27 + $2 = $29 so, if the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?

Hint: Make a list of all of the people involved and how much money they ended up with/spent.

The $9 paid by each guest accounts for the $2 that went to the bellhop. So rather than adding $27 to the $2 kept by the bellhop, the $27 accounts for the bellhops money. The $27 plus the $3 kept by the guests does add up to $30.

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## Toss A Coin Riddle

If you toss a coin 10 times and it lands heads up every time, what are the chances it will land heads up if you toss it again?

Hint:

There is a 50/50 chance of each toss being either heads or tails. The previous toss does not impact the next toss.

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## Reindeer Loving Scrooge

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## Lust For Power

I am two-faced, but bear one head.

Men spill their blood for me.

I have no legs but travel widely.

I make kings immortal.

I am potent when shared,

Yet lust for my power keeps me locked away.

What am I?

Men spill their blood for me.

I have no legs but travel widely.

I make kings immortal.

I am potent when shared,

Yet lust for my power keeps me locked away.

What am I?

Hint:

Money (coins specifically). Coins have two faces, heads and tails. People fight for money, and money travels far and wide. Kings live on when theyre depticted on a coin. Sharing money with others is a meaningful experience yet many people keep their money locked up.

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## A Leprechauns Gold Riddle

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## Bat And Ball Riddle

If a baseball and a bat cost $1.10 together, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?

Hint: The answer isn't 10 cents.

Here's the solution:

Although $1.00 + $0.10 does equal $1.10, if you take $1.00 $0.10 you get $0.90, but the problem requires that the bat costs $1 more than the ball.

So, the ball must cost $0.05, and the bat must cost $1.05 since $1.05 + $0.05 = $1.10

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Still not convinced? You can use algebra to solve the problem:

First, lets set up the equation:

x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10

$1.00 + 2x = $1.10

2x = $1.10 $1.00

2x = $0.101

Finally, solve for x:

x = $0.05

Check your work:

x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10, so

$0.05 + ($1.00 + $0.05) = $1.10

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Although $1.00 + $0.10 does equal $1.10, if you take $1.00 $0.10 you get $0.90, but the problem requires that the bat costs $1 more than the ball.

So, the ball must cost $0.05, and the bat must cost $1.05 since $1.05 + $0.05 = $1.10

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Still not convinced? You can use algebra to solve the problem:

First, lets set up the equation:

x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10

$1.00 + 2x = $1.10

2x = $1.10 $1.00

2x = $0.101

Finally, solve for x:

x = $0.05

Check your work:

x + ($1.00 + x) = $1.10, so

$0.05 + ($1.00 + $0.05) = $1.10

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## Currency Frogs Riddle

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## Borrowing Money Riddle

Hint:

Because sometimes he gives you a quarter back and sometimes a half back.

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