Many people are unable to figure out the correct answer. Can you?


A man buys a horse for $60. He sells it for $70. He then buys the horse back for $80. And he sells the horse for $90.

In the end, how much money did the man make or lose? Or did he break even?

 

Answer To Buying And Selling A Horse Riddle

The short answer is the man profited $20. The man makes $10 each of the two times he sells the horse, for a profit of $20.

The answer can be verified by accounting for what the man has in each transaction.

Step 1: buys a horse for $60. The man is -$60 of cash from his starting point.

Step 2: sells the horse for $70. The man gets $70, so he is a net -$60 + $70 = $10 of cash.

Step 3: buys the horse for $80. The man spends $80, which means he is a net of $10 – $80 = -$70 cash.

Step 4: sells the horse for $90. The man gets $90, which means he is a net of -$70 + $90 = $20 cash.

In the end the man has $20 more than he started with.

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