# The Expensive Riddle

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?

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