Puzzles can come in many “flavors.” Today, there are millions to pick from online.

It can be math problems from school, crossword puzzles, optical illusions – and even a classic old riddle.

Riddles are very popular here, so here comes one.

Here comes the old riddle.

**How Much Money Did I Have?**

The riddle says:

I had 13 dollars.

My mom gave me 10 dollars while my dad gave me 30 dollars.

My aunt and uncle gave me 100 dollars. I had another 5 dollars.

How much money did I have?

We’ll report the correct answer below.

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**Here is the correct answer**

Have you come up with an answer? Take a deep breath and concentrate, the answer might be easier than you think.

Maybe there is something you are missing in this old riddle?

After the picture below, you can see if you got the right solution.

The answer is 18 Dollars.

You can get a hint in the question that it basically asks how much money “DID” I have? This means it is asking about how much YOU had. Not how much you received from anyone.

So, the money you had is 18 dollars.

(Since this answers to the question, stating the amount of money you had apart from the money received by you by your parents and relatives.)

Therefore, you had 13 dollars and another 5 dollars originally with you, which sums up to 18 dollars.

Clever, right? You have to think outside the box to come up with the answer.