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Missing Dollar Riddle: Check your Mathematical Skill, Missing Dollar Riddle explained

Missing Dollar Riddle: Missing Dollar Riddle is the latest buzz online amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the riddle tests one's mathematical and observation skills. Check out Missing Dollar Riddle and explanation for the same. Challenge your friends and family with Missing Dollar Riddle. Verify your answer for Missing Dollar Riddle from this article.

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated Aug 21, 2020

Missing Dollar Riddle: Check your Mathematical Skill, Missing Dollar Riddle explained

Riddles to sharpen your Brain!

As the world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, people are staying inside their houses to curb community spreading of coronavirus and to maintain social distancing. While they stay inside their homes, people find new ways to keep themselves active and busy. One such was is solving puzzles, riddles, and quizzes on Social media platforms. These puzzles and riddles will put your minds to the test and keep busy during the lockdown. Puzzles, riddles, and challenges have become viral as it has become a connecting medium. Many people are challenging their friends and loved ones with different kinds of WhatsApp puzzles and riddles. Recently people have been sharing the Two father and two sons riddle with their friends and family. Missing Dollar Riddle has received many responses and different answers. Here is the Missing Dollar Riddle.

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Check out the Missing Dollar Riddle!

The tricky, mathematical Missing Dollar Riddle goes as follows:

"3 men go into a hotel. The man behind the desk says a room is $30 so each man pays $10 and goes to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only $25 so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with $5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a $1 and kept the other $2 for himself.

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This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27 add the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29. Where is the other dollar?"

The riddle seems tricky and hard to solve. If you want the verify your answer for the riddle, read below.

What is the answer to the Missing Dollar Riddle?

The answer to Missing dollar Riddle is "There is no missing dollar."


In total, the men spent $27. Of which $25 went on the room and $2 went to the bell boy. One should not add the $2 which the bellboy took to get $30. As $1 is returned to the men, the initial amount that should be considered in $27 and not $30. The $2 which the boy took actually comes out of the $27 the men spent, the other $25 was spent on the room.
Consider how the $30 breaks down:
$25 — room
$3 (3x $1) — back to the men
$2 — Bellboy
The answer is there is no missing dollar.

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Missing Dollar Riddle - FAQ

1. What do the following 5 things have in common? Milk Soda pop Coffee Orange juice Beer

The common thing about Milk, Soda pop, Coffee, Orange juice, Beer is that they are all drinkable liquids.

2. How will you take 2 away from 5 and get 4?

Generally, people will think, if 2 is taken away from 5, then the answer is 3. But it is wrong here. This can be solved by out of box thinking. Take TWO letters away from five, that is letter F and E from the word FIVE. Then you're left with IV, which is four in Roman numerals.

3. What are the puzzles recommended for adults?

According to Jigsaw Enthusiasts, the below-listed puzzles are recommended for adults:

  • Majestic Park Puzzle
  • The Golden Girls Jigsaw Puzzle
  • The Capitol
  • Underwater Floor Puzzle
  • Gradient 500-Piece Puzzle
  • Movie Lovers Puzzle
  • Hollywood Newsstand Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Game of Thrones The Red Keep 3D Puzzle
4. What are the benefits of Math puzzles and riddles?

Solving Math puzzles and riddles sharpens one's mathematical skill irrespective of age. Some of the benefits of solving Math puzzles and riddles are listed below:

  • It develops memory power
  • Riddles will improve imaginary and vocabulary
  • Some riddles let one think out of the box.
  • Riddles activates a person to think rationally with imaginations.

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