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## Money & Finance Riddles

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 Man Gave One Son 10 Cents Riddle

Hint:

1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

YES NO

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## A Book Costs $1 Riddle

Hint:

The book costs $2.

Let the cost be X. We know that:

X = 1 + X/2

Solving for X will give 2.

YES NO

Let the cost be X. We know that:

X = 1 + X/2

Solving for X will give 2.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Borrow $50 From Mom And $50 From Dad Riddle

I borrowed $50 from mom and $50 from dad to buy a bag costing $97. After the purchase, I had $3 left. I returned $1 to dad and $1 to mom, and reserved $1 for myself. I now owe $49+$49=$98 plus the $1 I reserved for myself, which is $99. Where is the missing $1?

Hint:

Total Money taken = $100($50+$50)

Now,

Bag's Price = $ 97

Remaining Amount = $100 - $97

= $ 3

Returned = $ 1 + $ 1

=$2

In pocket = $1

Total money owed = $100- ( Returned amount)

= $98( Bag's amount and reserved amount)

So, it was a calculation mistake.

YES NO

Now,

Bag's Price = $ 97

Remaining Amount = $100 - $97

= $ 3

Returned = $ 1 + $ 1

=$2

In pocket = $1

Total money owed = $100- ( Returned amount)

= $98( Bag's amount and reserved amount)

So, it was a calculation mistake.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## 1 Rabbit Saw 6 Elephants Riddle

1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river.

Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river.

Every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands.

How many Animals are going towards the river?

Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river.

Every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands.

How many Animals are going towards the river?

Hint:

5 Animals.

Lets go through the question again.

1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river. Hence, 1 animal (rabbit) is going towards the river.

Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river. This is the tricky part, from the sentence it seems to imply each of the 6 elephants saw 2 monkeys going towards the river, hence logically will be 6 x 2 = 12 animals (monkeys) going towards the river.

However, the statement does not explicitly mention that Every elephant saw 2 DIFFERENT monkeys, hence implicit rules apply and infer that the 2 monkeys are the same.

Hence, correct answer is that every elephant saw 2 monkeys, and by inference, the 2 monkeys are the same, hence there exists only 2 monkeys which are going towards the river !!

Finally, every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands. Hence, 2 parrots are going towards the river.

So in total, 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys and 2 parrots (5 animals) are going towards the river.

YES NO

Lets go through the question again.

1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river. Hence, 1 animal (rabbit) is going towards the river.

Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river. This is the tricky part, from the sentence it seems to imply each of the 6 elephants saw 2 monkeys going towards the river, hence logically will be 6 x 2 = 12 animals (monkeys) going towards the river.

However, the statement does not explicitly mention that Every elephant saw 2 DIFFERENT monkeys, hence implicit rules apply and infer that the 2 monkeys are the same.

Hence, correct answer is that every elephant saw 2 monkeys, and by inference, the 2 monkeys are the same, hence there exists only 2 monkeys which are going towards the river !!

Finally, every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands. Hence, 2 parrots are going towards the river.

So in total, 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys and 2 parrots (5 animals) are going towards the river.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Buys A Firework Riddle

A man buys a firework for $60 then he sells it for $70 then he buys it back for $80 but sells it for $90. How much money did he make?

Hint:

Look at debits and credits from his wallet:

buy Firework: -60

sell Firework: +70

buy Firework: -80

sell Firework: +90

+20

He profited $20

YES NO

buy Firework: -60

sell Firework: +70

buy Firework: -80

sell Firework: +90

+20

He profited $20

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Steals $100 Riddle

Hint:

## The Most Amount Of Money

Hint:

Mary! John 'had' 200k but is past tense. Mark 'will' have 500k but does not current have it as the question asks who 'has' the most amount of money.

YES NO

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Matthew Has 20 Dollars Riddle

Hint:

## What Has A Head And A Tail But No Body

Hint:

## Can You Solve The Horse Sale Brain Teaser?

A man buys a horse for $60, then sells it for $70. He buys the horse back for $80, and then sells the horse for $90.

How much money did he make or lose?

Did he break even?

How much money did he make or lose?

Did he break even?

Hint: He didn't break even.

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