Riddle: I had $5.00 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 money did i really have?
Answer: The correct answer is 10 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 5 dollars and another 5 dollars originally with you, which sums up to 10 dollars.
3 Replies to “I had $5.00 My Mom gave me $10.00 while my Dad gave me $30.00.”
everyone is telling everyone that the 10.00 is the wrong answer so that they are wrong in saying that.
The answer is $0 Hence: the person “HAD” which means no longer has it.
“Gave” is also past tense, so it’s foolish to assume that the final question is referring to before they were given the extra money.
Like most “riddles” of this type, the level of ambiguity makes an accurate answer impossible to provide.