CPA Riddles to Puzzle Your Finance Skills

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CPA Riddles: The Missing Dollar

Three friends check into a hotel room that costs $30. They each contribute $10, handing $30 to the hotel clerk. Later, the clerk realizes the room only costs $25 and gives $5 to the bellhop to return. The bellhop can’t figure out how to split $5 evenly between the three, so he gives them $1 each and keeps $2 as a tip. Now, each of the three friends has paid $9 (totaling $27), and the bellhop has $2, which makes $29. Where is the missing dollar?

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The Missing Dollar Answer:

The riddle is designed to confuse. The total expenditure is indeed $27. Of this, $25 goes to the room, and the bellhop keeps $2. There’s no missing dollar.

Riddle Answers:

  1. Information.
  2. A financial statement.
  3. Compound Interest.
  4. A CPA.
  5. An investment.

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