Can You Solve The Stolen Money Riddle?

The stolen bill riddle by Presh Talwalkar of the MindYourDecisions YouTube channel is a fun little challenge that may actually have real-life applications. Give it a shot and see if you can solve it.

Here's The Riddle

A guy walks into a store and steals a $100 bill straight out of the register without the store owner's knowledge. The guy then buys $70 worth of goods using the $100 bill, and the owner gives him $30 in change. How much money did the store lose: $30, $70, $100, $130, $170, or $200? Watch the video below or scroll down to get the answer.

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The Stolen Bill Riddle

This problem may be easier than you think it is.

Here's The Answer

The store lost $100 total. Did you figure it out?

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Written by Curiosity Staff February 6, 2017