Math Riddles

These Math Riddles are based on math concepts and can be solved with a bit of math and logic. These fun riddles can surely give you a tough time.

Horse for Sale

A man decides to buy a nice horse. He pays $600 for it and he is very content with this strong animal. After a year the value of the horse has increased to $700 and he decides to sell the horse. But a few days later he regrets his decision so he buys back the horse again. Unfortunately he has to pay $800 to get it back so he loses $100. After another year of owning the horse he finally decides to sell the horse for $900. What is the overall profit the man makes?

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One Egg Left

Jack is a farmer and owns a chicken farm. One day, he took a basket of fresh eggs to the market to sell.

The first person bought half of all the eggs in the basket and half an egg. Then, the second person bought half of the remaining eggs and half an egg. Later, the third person bought half of the remaining eggs and half an egg.

Now Jack’s basket has only 1 egg left. If no eggs were broken in the process, how many eggs did he originally have in his basket?

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