Chantel Brink
March 14, 2024 ·  2 min read

# Take a Seat, This Viral Cow Math Puzzle Will Take Your Brain for a Ride

A fresh cow math puzzle is currently causing quite the stir on Twitter, leaving many scratching their heads—including myself. We’ve seen our fair share of monkey-themed brain teasers and riddles involving women in boats, but this latest one revolves around the purchase of a cow, giving off some cottage core vibes. Twitter is abuzz with debates over the correct answer, yet no consensus seems to have been reached.

## The solution to the puzzle lies in understanding the profit made at each transaction

1. Bought the cow for \$800 and sold it for \$1000, making a profit of \$200.
2. Bought the cow again for \$1100. Since you already made a profit of \$200 from the first transaction, your effective cost for the second purchase is \$1100 – \$200 = \$900.
3. Sold the cow for \$1300, making a profit of \$400 (\$1300 – \$900).

## Spoiler alert: Stop scrolling now if you don’t want the answer revealed

The correct answer is \$400. Here’s the breakdown:

• Purchase cow for \$800.
• Sell cow for \$1000.
• Net profit: +\$200.
• Re-purchase cow for \$1100.
• Net profit becomes -\$900.
• Sell cow again for \$1300.
• Total profit = \$400.

## Did you manage to solve this cow math puzzle? Here are a few others to try:

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## How about spotting a tiny mouse in a field of mushrooms?

This forest of mushrooms crafted by Gergely Dudas conceals a cunning little mouse. Take a closer look amidst the fungi to discover the elusive critter. Ready to give it a try?