The ‘I have 5 dollars my mom gave me 10’ riddle has many scratching their heads. Not to worry though, we have the answer for you.

Still keeping busy?

Over the last few months we have all had to deal with life in lockdown. Of course, those who were furloughed found themselves with far more free time on their hands than usual.

With that time, many have taken up more gardening, cooking, exercising and spent more time in front of the telly.

However, an interesting trend across this period has been riddles.

It’s always important to give our brains a workout and social media has been full of people sharing riddles to test their family and friends.

Some have proven quick work, while others have had the majority scratching their heads.

Here’s one of them…

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I have 5 dollars my mom gave me 10 riddle

Right, are you ready?

Here’s the riddle in full:

“I had 5 dollars. My mom gives me 10 dollars, while my dad gave me 30 dollars. My aunt and uncle give 100 dollars. I had another 5 dollars. How much money did I really have?”

Grab a sheet of paper and a pencil and give it some thought for a few minutes.

Still haven’t got it it?

Well, not to worry, we have the answer below.

Here’s the answer

  • The answer to the riddle is 10 dollars.

Let’s address how to work it out…

Paying close attention to how the question is worded, notice the question is “how much money DID I really have?” rather than “how much money DO I really have?”

The way the question is worded encourages you to question how much money you had before being given some by the relatives.

With this in mind, “I had 5 dollars” and “I had another 5 dollars” are the facts worth taking note of to provide an answer.

Be sure to share it with your family and friends to see if they can get it!

In the meantime, we have another riddle for you:

“I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?”

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