Your morning heart-starter: A boy was at a fair

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Test your powers of reasoning with this riddle. 

A boy was at a fair and went to a booth where a man said: “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper, then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.”

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agreed, thinking no matter what was written, he’d just say he weighs more or less to get his money.

In the end, the boy ended up paying the man $50.

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How did the man win the bet?

We’ll post the answer to the riddle in the comments later today.

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