# A woman buys a dog for \$500 Riddle || Interesting Riddle To Test Your Basic Math

2 min readFeb 6, 2021

Riddle Details : A woman buys a dog for \$500. She sells the dog for \$1000. She then buys the dog back for \$1500, and she sells the dog again for \$2000. In the end, how much money did she make or lose?

Solution:

Like most of these Mathematical questions there are a couple of answers based on the information given. Let's break it down. let's solve this problem step by step.

step1 : A woman buys a dog for \$500.

Unfortunately we don’t know if she had \$500 or had to borrow it. I think it's safe to assume she had the \$500. so assuming she had the \$500 cash to start with. So now she has \$0 and a dog after the woman buys a dog for \$500.

step2 : She sells the dog for \$1000.

So now she has \$1000 and no dog.

step3 : She then buys the dog back for \$1500

ok so now she had to borrow \$500 from somewhere. So she has -\$500 debt and a dog.

step4 : she sells the dog again for \$2000

so she gets \$2k cash. Pays back the \$500 loan and has \$1500 left over. So the answer is \$1500. Unless you assume she had to Borrow the first \$500 in which case she has only \$1000, but in any case she would be making \$1000 profit in the end.

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