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I Bought a Cow for $800 Answer

Riddles are an ancient form of entertainment and education that dates back over 4,000 years ago.

They were first discovered in Cuneiform, which is the language of the Sumerians.

The oldest riddle is “The Riddle of the Sphinx”, which originates from Greek mythology.

The most famous riddle today is the “Why did the chicken cross the road?” riddle.

Riddles are great for kids because it stimulates their mind and keeps them occupied.

In pop culture, they are frequently mentioned in movies (e.g. The Riddler from Batman) and television series.

In this article, you’ll learn the answer to the “I bought a cow for $800. I sold it for $1000” riddle/quiz and an explanation.


I Bought a Cow for $800

I bought a cow for $800.

I sold it for $1,000.

I bought it again for $1,100.

I sold it again for $1,300.

How much did I earn?



  1. Made $200 in profit by buying a cow for $800 and selling it for $1,000.
  2. Made $200 in profit again by buying the cow for $1,100 and selling it for $1,300.
  3. Total profit: $200 + $200 = $400.

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