# "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.