# Math

# Math Riddles

Count on us for a great way to make math, a fun ride. Math riddles and puzzles can challenge your kid’s logical thinking and calculation skills. We have a wide collection of wicked and fun math riddles that will subtract your boredom and add some excitement to your brain. We offer a number of math riddles with answers, which serve as educational tools and reflect some mathematical concepts.

These riddles are tricky and a great way to make math exciting for your kids. Let these math riddles play with your kid’s mind and see if they can solve them all.

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**47**Shares**1.1k**Views**11**Votes### What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?

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**They read the same right side up and upside down.****94**Shares**1.7k**Views**17**Votes### If one child has 6 2/3 sand piles and another has 3 1/3, and you combine them, how many sand piles do you have?

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**One (if they are all combined, there is just 1 sandpile)****179**Shares**1.3k**Views### You have 15 tiny gold bars and a balance scale. One of the bars is lighter than the others, but you can’t tell the difference by feel. What is least number of times you could use the scale to determine which one is the light one?

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**Thrice! First put seven gold bars on each side. If they are equal in weight, the one left out is the light one. If not, take the seven on the lighter side and put three on each side of the scale, if they are equal the one kept out will be lighter. If not, take the three on the lighter side and put one on each side and keep the third one out. You will easily realize which one is lighter on the scale, and if the scale is equal, then the one kept out is the lightest.****105**Shares**1.8k**Views**14**Votes### A question in a math class. You have 2 apples in your hand and then you add another 4 apples in your hand. What do you have?

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**A very big hand.****109**Shares**1k**Views**14**Votes### A fast food restaurant sells chicken in orders of 6, 9, and 20. What is the largest number of pieces of chicken you cannot order from this restaurant?

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**43. After 6 all numbers divisible by 3 can be ordered (because they can all be expressed as a sum of 6’s and 9’s). After 26, all numbers divisible by three when subtracted by 20 can be obtained. After 46, all numbers divisible by three when subtracted by 40 can be obtained. After 46, all numbers fit into one of these 3 categories, so all numbers can be obtained. 43 is the last number that doesn’t fall into one of these categories (44 = 20 + 6 * 4, 45 = 6 * 6 + 9).****47**Shares**1.9k**Views**15**Votes### What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

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**Short. Add the letter ‘er’ and it becomes the word ‘Shorter’.****47**Shares**1.7k**Views**13**Votes### How is 7 different from the rest of the numbers from 1-10?

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**7 (seven) is the only one with two syllables.****70**Shares**1.7k**Views**18**Votes### Besides another number, what can you add to the number 3 to turn it into an even number?

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**The letter E to the left of it. By connecting it with the letter E on the left side it turns into an eight (E3 = 8)****62**Shares**1.4k**Views**13**Votes### A barrel of rainwater weighs twenty pounds. What must you add to make it weigh fifteen?

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**Holes!****117**Shares**2.4k**Views**18**Votes### I wear a green jacket on the outside white jacket as a second layer and red jacket inside. I am pregnant with a lot of babies. What am I?

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**Watermelon. A watermelon has a green covering outside then a white layer. It is red from the inside and it has numerous seeds which act like babies.****27**Shares**5.2k**Views**29**Votes### What has 4 eyes but can’t see?

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**Mississippi. Mississippi has 4 “I” but it can’t see.****43**Shares**2.5k**Views**28**Votes### A seven-letter word, containing thousands of word. What is the word?

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**Mailbox. A mailbox contains a lot of letters (which has thousands of words) and the word “mailbox” has seven letters.****82**Shares**4.9k**Views**23**Votes### It walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening. What is it?

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**Man (or any human). It crawls on 4 legs as a baby, 2 legs as an adult and 2 legs, and a cane when it becomes old.****59**Shares**5.6k**Views**29**Votes### I have 7 candles lit, out of which two blew out. How many are left?

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**7. Although 2 of them blew out. But they candle still there.****78**Shares**5.5k**Views**51**Votes### Thirty white horses on a red hill, first they champ, then they stamp, then they stand still. Who are they?

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**Teeth. Our teeth are white horses while the gums are a red hill.****78**Shares**3.7k**Views**21**Votes### I have 2 coins that equal 30 cents and one of them is not a nickel. Which coins are these?

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**A quarter and a nickel. One of them is not a nickel, but the other one is. ( 1 nickel = $ 0.05.)****59**Shares**5.6k**Views**47**Votes### From what heavy seven-letter word can you take away two letters and eight is left?

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**Weights. When you take away two letters I.e. W and S and eight is left.****31**Shares**3.9k**Views**37**Votes### How many seconds are there in a year?

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**24. Second and twenty-second days every month, i.e. 12+12 = 24 times.****23**Shares**1.4k**Views### When is 99 more than 100?

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On a microwave. Generally when you run a microwave for “99” it runs for 1 minute and 39 seconds. When it is set to “100”, it runs for 1 minute.

**31**Shares**1.4k**Views### Find the missing number in the series. 2,5__,19,37,75

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9.

The sequence is

2

2×2 + 1 = 5

5×2 – 1 = 9

9×2 + 1 = 19

19×2 – 1 = 37

37×2 + 1 = 75**199**Shares**3.4k**Views**20**Votes### A man locked his personal computer with a password and wrote some phrases in the hint box. One day his wife tries to login in his absence using the hints which contained the following: 4 grapes, 1 apple, 7 bananas, 7 mangoes,2 pineapples, 1 orange, 8 pomegranates. What is the password?

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**PASSION. The hint is taking the letter number from each fruit’s name.**4 grapes = P

1 apple = A

7 bananas = S

7 mangoes = S

2 pineapples = I

1 orange = O

8 pomegranates = N**168**Shares**2.1k**Views**18**Votes### There are twelve men on an island. All weigh the same except one who is lighter. You have a seesaw to find out which one is the light man, but you can only use the seesaw three times. How do you do it?

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Take four random men and set them aside. Now, weigh the remaining eight men on the seesaw, four on each side. One of the two things will happen.

1. The seesaw will balance perfectly. It means, that the light man is amongst the four men you set aside earlier. Use your second turn to weigh those four (two on each side) to see which side is heavier. At last, use your third and final seesaw turn to weigh those last two men to find the light man.

2. The seesaw will not balance perfectly. Now when you know that one of the four men on one side is light. Follow the steps just like scenario 1. above. Use your second turn to measure the four men, two on each side, then use your third and final seesaw turn to find out which of the man is lightweight.

**82**Shares**6.5k**Views**39**Votes### What comes once in a year, twice in a month, 4 times in a week and 6 times in every weekend?

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**Letter E. “E” comes one time in the word “year”, two times in “every month,” four times in “every week” and 6 times in “every weekend.”****55**Shares**4.4k**Views**26**Votes### 5 L from A are V. What is the full form of this statement?

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**5 letters from alphabets are vowels. This is the full form of the statement.**