**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?

Let’s analyze the riddle now. At first it seems correct to collect the money received from both uncle and aunt with the money my dad gave.

But it’s actually not like that. If we read the riddle carefully, I add 5 dollars before there are 3 dollars.

The money given by the others does not matter in this riddle. I just need to calculate the dolars I have myself.

So I have 3 + 5 dollars = 8 dollars.