Man in New York City with 10 Dollars puzzle


A man in New York City has $10. He spends $6.50 on flowers, and $3 on lunch (hot coffee and a hot dog). He then gets on the subway which will take him 7 stops for 50 cents. But he is forced to get off of the subway just 5 stops away from where he began.

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 20th November 2016 in Logic Puzzles.
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    May be the train track is circular, and 7the stop from starting station in one direction is 5th  in opposite direction.

    vipunita15 Guru Answered on 13th January 2017.
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    He got on the Subway in a route and direction such that the route ends one stop ahead. Upon reaching the terminating station, the train returns along the same route. So the validity of his ticket ended at the fifth stop in the opposite direction and he had to get off.

    Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 21st November 2016.
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    He reached his destination.

    RajaGopal Scholar Answered on 21st June 2017.
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