I had $13.00. My Mom gave $10.00. My Dad gave $30.00. My Aunt, My Uncle and grandma gave me $100.00.

Riddle: I had $13.00. My Mom gave $10.00. My Dad gave $30.00. My Aunt, My Uncle and grandma gave me $100.00. I had another $7.00. How much did I have?

This is not easy riddle. There are lots of dollars 🙂  Let’s count my dollars 🙂

 

Please read the riddle again. Be carefull for the “tense”. Let’s look step by step.

  • I had $13.00.
  • My Mom gave $10.00.
  • My Dad gave $30.00.
  • My Aunt, My Uncle and grandma gave me $100.00.
  • I had another $7.00.

 

Firstly I want to say the answer is not 160 dollars. Because, riddle is asking “how much did I have?”. So, before the mom, dad, aunt and uncle gave me dollars. Now, sum the all dollars I had.

  • I had $13.00.
  • I had another $7.00.

From this information from riddle, I had only 13 + 7 = 20 dollars 🙂


6 thoughts on “I had $13.00. My Mom gave $10.00. My Dad gave $30.00. My Aunt, My Uncle and grandma gave me $100.00.

  1. I think the answer should be $0 because I do not have any money. I had $20 but not Have.
    If this goes by the pure logical question.
    Grammatically correct would be $20.

  2. I mean let’s be real here guys. “Grammatically speaking”, if all these people gave me money, the money is now in my possession. Therefore, I am now having this money?.. Correct? However, it states, ” My aunt, My uncle and grandma”. Notice, it doesn’t say, “my grandma”. Thus, leads me to believe that the uncle and grandma are combined and the aunt is an individual donation. In conclusion, you have 240.00$ and had 20.00$, all together. You’re welcome fam.

  3. $160 is correct also. Wording matters and had, gave, and “did I have?” are all past tense. There is nothing in the riddle that asks at what point did I have what amount of money. There is nothing that says “before others gave me money.” Therefore, after having money of my own and after receiving money from my relatives, it could be said that I had $160 at one point. I also ORIGINALLY had $20 before receiving more money, but the riddle doesn’t ask that. The past is the past. Period. Therefore, two answers can be considered correct, although I believe $160 is more accurate since a specific time was never asked.

  4. Hi All, here’s my take on it. Seems the trick hidden here is the word “ME”.

    I had $13.00. ( HAD )
    My Mom gave $10.00. ( <– No ME here )
    My Dad gave $30.00. ( <– No ME here )
    My Aunt, My Uncle and grandma gave ME $100.00. ( STATES ME here )
    I had another $7.00. ( HAD )

    So it says HAD $13
    It doesn't say whom the Mom or Dad gave the money too ?
    The Aunt, Uncle and Grandma Gave ( ME ) $100.
    Then HAD another $7

    So HAD was $13 & $7 = $20. But now that's gone. So we are now $0.
    We know the 3 gave $100 as it says so.
    Total $120.

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