"If a Man Steals 100 Dollars" Riddle : Solution Explained

Riddle Details : 

"A man walks into a store and steals a $100 bill from the register without the owner’s knowledge. He then buys $70 worth of goods using the $100 bill and the owner gives $30 in change. How much money did the owner lose? $30, $70, $100, $130, $170, or $200?"

This is a math riddle and it’s a tricky one. You’ll probably need to sit for a while with a pen and paper to work it out!

Solution : $100 

Solution Explained 

The riddle seems really confusing, but if you break the question down step by step, it’s really not that difficult.

the riddle starts with, The man steals $100 from the register.
  • He then gives the $100 back to the owner when he pays for the goods. now the $100 which is stolen is with the owner. at this point, the owner did not lose any money.
  • But, the owner has then lost $70 worth of goods. at this point in time owner encountered a loss of $70.
  • then The owner also loses $30 when he gives the man his change.
  • so total loss encountered by the owner is $70 worth of goods + $30 change = $100
Thus answer to the riddle is $100.
Even though the sentences used in the riddle confuse you in achieving the correct answer, but if you analyze the riddle step by step then the whole analysis becomes simple.

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1 comment:

  1. He didn't give back 100, he took $70 worth of merchandise and then get back 30$. So the owner lost 100+ 70 +30=200