# Math Riddles

##### The Expensive Riddle (medium)

Question: A man lives in an apartment building on the 100th floor. He rides the elevator all the way down to floor 1 every morning then all the way up to floor 100 every evening. The elevator is coin-operated. It costs \$0.25 per floor for floors 1-25, \$0.50 per floor for floors 26-50, \$0.75 per floor for floors 51-75, and \$1.00 per floor for floors 75-100. How much money does the man spend each day riding the elevator?

##### Next in sequence (medium)

Question: 123-----111213-----31121113-----? What is the next term in the sequence?

##### Man walks into a Store (medium)

Question: Man walks into a store and says to the shop owner: “I will spend \$10 in your store if you double the amount of money I now have in my pocket.” Store owner agrees; doubles his money; he spends \$10 and leaves. He repeats this at 2 more stores. When he leaves the 3rd store he has \$0 dollars. How much money did he have in his pocket when he walked into the first store?

##### Number 8,549,176,320 (medium)

Question: 8,549,176,320 What makes this number unique?

##### Hard, Harder, and Hardest (medium)

Question: Hard, Harder, and Hardest are brothers. By age from youngest to oldest, it goes Hard, Harder, Hardest. Hard is half the age of Hardest who is 20 which means hard is 10. Harder has a two-year difference between the number of years older he is than Hard and the number of years younger he is than Hardest. Harder is closer to the age of Hard than Hardest. How old is Harder?