**Riddle:** I had $3.00. My mom gave me $10.00 while my dad gave me $30.00. My aunt and uncle gave me $100.00. I had another $5.00. How much did I have?

**Answer:** The correct answer is 8 dollars. If you read the question carefully, the question asked about your first money with “how much money Did I really have?”.

The money you had is 10 dollars. That is before your parents and relatives gave you additional money.

However, given that the logic and time of the tense is in the past, it is safe to assume that the question pertains to the money you had originally before you received external money from someone else.

Therefore, you had 3 dollars and another 5 dollars originally with you, which sums up to 8 dollars.

5*2+3=13 and 3+5*2=16. Which means one of these answers are right as it has a difference of $3 which is what is says he had first. The correct answer is 13. With out pemdas its 5+3+5=13. He had 5 dollars even before he said he had 3 dollars!

No, it is asking how much money did he have, that means before any relati e Gabe him any money at all. He had $3.00 and a little further on it says he had $5.00 more. So the answer is $8.00. He originally had $8.00 before anyone gave him any extra money. When you read the entire question before you start adding, you can see the question is phrased funny. Why now just say in the question that he had $8.00, when you see a riddle phrased funny, you can bet the answer has something if not everything to do with the way it is phrased.

Where does 3 + 5 come from and how can you assume logic on a digit that is not originally in the question

5*2+3=13 and 3+5*2=16. Which means one of these answers are right as it has a difference of $3 which is what is says he had first. The correct answer is 13. With out pemdas its 5+3+5=13. He had 5 dollars even before he said he had 3 dollars! Another means multiply!

The correct answer is $13 another means multiply!

$8

There have to be at least a couple of assumptions here in order for ANY answer to be valid. If I make the same assumption(s) that the questioner did, then my answer will be same as his. If I make different assumption(s), my answer will be different from his, but still correct according to my assumptions. This is as much, or more, of am English grammar question as it is a “math”. What would an English experts take be on this?