# 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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## Did You Crack All of our CPA Riddles?

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.

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

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