**Math Riddle:** I had $370.00. My Mom gave $150.00. My Dad gave $150.00. My Aunt and Uncle gave me $100.00. I had another $30.00. How much did I have?

This is a so hard riddle. Don’t be quick. The answer is not $800. Think about it more times and read again and again.

Can’t you find the correct answer? Lets tell the step by step.

- I
**had**$370.00. - My Mom
**gave**$150.00. - My Dad
**gave**$150.00. - My Aunt and Uncle
**gave**me $100.00. - I
**had**another $30.00.

If your read again you can see mom, dad, aunt and uncle “gave”… We can’t count this money for I have.

Only we can sum I had $370.00 and I had another $30.00.

So correct answer is $400.

This is all over facebook right now, $400 is an abstract answer, these word plays mixed in with math are ridiculous, you can have 3 correct answers and argue about how you think each is correct. A Rubik’s cube is much more rewarding.

This is so wrong! “Had” is past tense, which means it’s already gone , she had it. It should be be “I have” meaning you still have it! Where’s the $100 the Aunt and Uncle gave her?

Even if you look at it that way, the answer is still the same. If you take out the past tense amounts, that removes $370 and $30. Using only what they were given ($150+$150+$100) you still get $400.

No, just no, what are you using? Common core math? You didn’t ask how much did I have to start with, you asked how much did I have AFTER you tell us the parents & aunt gave us $$$, so the correct answer would be $800. How you structure a sentence makes the difference in the answer.