Use your logical skills to solve this riddle.
Mark is throwing his son Stewart a surprise birthday party but he has limited funds.
He spent half of his money plus $2.00 on the cake.
Half of what was left plus $2.00 was spent on balloons and decorations.
Then he spent half of what he had left plus $1.00 on candy.
Now he is out of money, how much did Mark start with?
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Answer: $ 20.
The best way to solve this riddle is by working backwards.
So when he bought candy his money got over and it says he spent half of what was left and $1 on candy. So he spent $2 on candy.
Similarly, we can work out that he spent $6 on decorations and $12 on cake.
So the initial amount that Mark had with him was 2 + 6 + 12 = 20
So Money with Mark at the start = $20.