Math Riddles ➕ in 2023
Math riddles can be an engaging way for many people to learn complicated math concepts and processes.
Harry was on the way to the museum. He met a man with 4 sisters holding 4 baskets. All the baskets contain 4 dogs, and each of these 4 dogs had 4 puppies. So in total, how many were going to the museum?
I am a three-digit number. My second digit is four times bigger than the third digit.
My first digit is three less than my second digit. Who am I?
It is a three-digit number; the digit on the tens place value is 6 more than the digit on the place value of ones. The digit on the hundreds place value is 8 less than the tens digit. What is the number?
It comes after 15 and is less than 20, and is the product of four times 4.
What is it?
A little boy goes shopping and purchases 12 tomatoes. On the way home, all but 9 get mushed and ruined. How many tomatoes are left in a good condition?
At the time of shipping, Tom can place 10 small boxes or eight large boxes into a carton. A total of 96 boxes were sent in one shipment.
The number of small boxes was less than the large boxes.
What is the total number of cartons he shipped?
Tom was asked to paint numbers outside 100 apartments, which means he will have to paint numbers one through 100.
How many times will he have to paint the number eight?
“How much is this bag of potatoes?” asked the man. “Thirty-two pounds divided by half of its own weight,” said the grocer. How much did the potatoes weigh?
When Lisa was 6 years old, her sister Lucy was half her age. If Lisa is 40 years old today, how old is Lucy?
There is a clothing store in Dallas. The owner has made his own method of pricing items.
A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15, and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?
Two ducks lay 3 eggs in 3 minutes. Consider this as the maximum possible speed; how many ducks will be needed to get 300 eggs in 300 minutes?
Double the number and then multiply the number by 4. Divide the outcome by 8, and you will get the initial once more. What number is it?
If it takes 5 men 9 hours to build a bridge, how long would it take 10 men to build the same bridge?
Bella has two books, one book is faced upside-down, and the other book is placed in a way that the top of the book is facing Bella.
What is the total sum of the first pages of both the books?
The sum total of the age of a mother and daughter is 66.
The mother’s age is the daughter’s age reversed.
There could be three different possibilities to this riddles’ answer.
What would be their ages?
It has 4 equal angles and 4 equal sides. What is it?
It is round in shape but not a circle, nor an oval. What is it?
A 300 ft. train is traveling 300 ft. per minute must travel through a 300 ft. long tunnel.
How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?
There are 100 houses in the neighborhood where Sam and his brother live. Sam’s house number is the reverse of his brother’s house number.
The difference between their house numbers ends with 2.
What are their house numbers?
It has two equal opposite parallel sides but not a rectangle. What is it?
It has 6 faces, 12 edges, and 8 vertexes and looks like a dice. What is it?
This well-shaped word starts with a C and ends with E; it is the perimeter of a circle. What is it?
This is a five lettered word and is common in a circle and a ring. What is it?
It is found in every house in every room; it is also found in polygons and quadrilaterals. What is it?
This important sign starts with a D and ends with a T and is used in morse code. What is it?
It starts with P and ends with Y; it is a mathematical study of luck and chances. What is it?
I have as many apples as the number of days in one week. How many apples do I have?
It is a mathematical formula and includes all the four basic mathematical operations. What is it?
What is less than 100 and greater than 50, and the product of 8 and 8?
It is greater than 50 and smaller than 100 and is known as a diamond jubilee. What is the number?
4 times this number is century and twice is half-century. What is the number?
It is an even number and the smallest of all the prime numbers. What is it?
It is a 3 digit number; if you add all three, the value is the same as the total of the digits at the tens and hundreds place.
What is the number?
What is common in the table of 2 and 5, and is the total of all the digits in both your hands and legs.
What is the number?
Using only addition, add eight 8s to get the number 1,000.
One brother says of his younger brother: “Two years ago, I was three times as old as my brother was.
In three years’ time, I will be twice as old as my brother.”
How old are they each now?
A grandfather, two fathers and two sons went to the movie theater together and everyone bought one movie ticket each.
How many tickets did they buy in total?
A duck was given $9, a spider was given $36, a bee was given $27.
Based off of this information, how much money would be given to a cat?
If 66 = 2, 999 = 3, 8=2, 0=1, 9696=4, 8123=2, 98=3 and 88=4, then what does 816982 equal?
Frank was born in 1932 and died in 1950, at the age of 74. How can this be?
What can you put between a 5 and a 6 so that the result is greater than a five, but less than a six?
A woman was driving on the highway when she suddenly got a flat tire.
She pulled over and removed the flat tire and was about to replace it with the spare when all four of the wheel nuts were blown by a huge gust of wind off the side of the road and down the cliff.
There was no way the woman could get to them.
She sat down perplexed and frustrated until a bicyclist passed by and pointed out that she had all the wheel nuts she needed.
She applied the advice and safely drove away. What was the advice?
Sunday, Melinda and Susan went to the cafe for a cup of tea.
The total cost of the bill was $12 and was divided equally among the friends.
Melinda paid $4 and Susan paid $4 as well. Who paid the remaining $4?
If there are four apples and you take away three, how many do you have?
Robert and David played several golf matches against each other in a week.
They played for a pizza at each match, but no pizzas were purchased until the end of the week.
If Robert and David had the same number of wins at any time, those pizzas were canceled. Robert won four matches (but no pizzas), and David won three pizzas. How many rounds of golf were played?
A half is a third of it. What is it?
If a hen and a half lay an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs will half a dozen hens lay in half a dozen days?
You have two U.S. coins with a total value of 30 cents. One of them is not a nickel.
What are the two coins?
I am a three-digit number. My tens digit is six more than my ones digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?
If you buy a rooster to lay eggs and you expect to get three eggs each day for breakfast, how many eggs will you have after three weeks?
If you go to the movies and you’re paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies twice or two friends to the movies at the same time?
If there are 4 apples and you take away 3, how many do you have?
If eggs are $0.12 a dozen, how many eggs can you get for a dollar?
It is a 3-digit number; the 2nd digit is four times bigger than the 3rd digit, the first digit is three lower than the 2nd digit.
What is the number?
Mrs. Jamie has 6 sons, and each of them has a sister. What is the total number of kids Mrs. Jamie have?
When Mili was 8, her sister was half her age. Now, Mili is 14. How old is her sister?
There are seven elf siblings, all born 2 years apart. If the youngest elf is 7 years old. What would be the age of the oldest brother?
Two mothers and 2 daughters spent the day baking, but only baked 3 cakes. How is it possible?
If a dozen eggs cost 0.12 dollars. How many eggs will you get in 1 dollar?
Sheldon has a bag full of cotton, which weighs 1 pound, and another bag of 1 pound full of iron fillings. Which bag will be heavier?
It is a well-known word that starts with G and ends with a Y; it is a mathematical study related to shapes and size. What is it?
There is an empty container, and it has a diameter of one foot. How many total numbers of oranges can be put in this empty container?
If I say a circle has 2 sides, and I am correct. Can you point out the sides?
It starts with G and ends with H and is a pictorial representation of mathematical data. What is it?
It is the reciprocal of 9 multiplied by 2, and the product of 9 times 9. What is the number?
This is a 5 digit number; when the last three digits are added, the answer is 0, the digit at the one’s place is the smallest odd number, the digit at the ten thousand places is the product of 4 and 2. What is the number?
Johnny painted 100 plates on 100 apartments, which means he painted from number 1 to 100. How many times will he have to paint the number 7?
At the aquarium, Leiha tries to put each goldfish in its own tank, but there is no tank left for one goldfish. So she tried putting two goldfish per tank, now one tank remains empty. How many tanks and goldfishes are there?
It starts with I and end with R and is basically numbers with symbols of + and -. What is it?
For shipping, Teena can either placed 8 big boxes or 10 small boxes inside a carton.
96 boxes were sent in one consignment; small boxes were less than big boxes in number.
What was the total number of cartons shipped in the consignment?
A brand new cellphone along with its phone cover costs $100.
The cost of the cellphone is $100 more than the price of the phone cover.
What is the price of the phone?
It is a 3D shape and is a part of our favorite ice-cream? What is it?
It is round but not a circle; it resembles the shape of a hen’s egg?
It is a quadrilateral and looks like a kite. What is it?
What starts with an A and ends with an E and is found in a square, rectangle, and triangle. What is it?
This shape starts with E and ends with L; it is the pathway of a heavenly planet. What is it?
It is the sum total of all the sides of a quadrilateral; it is also calculated while fencing a plot?
This important shape starts with an H and ends with E and is a part of a sphere. What is it?
It looks like a chocolate bar and also as a door, it has a total of 4 sides with 2 sets of equal opposites. What is it?
It is a 3d shape with 6 faces and 12 edges, but it’s not a cube. What is it?
It is round in shape and rhymes with sing, and can be found on a girl’s fingers. What shape is it?
This is an important part of a shape which starts with D and ends with R; it is a straight line; it passes through a circles’ center. What is it?
It starts with Q and ends with T; it is related to divisibility. What is it?
It is a 2 digit number, with the same digit in both ones and tens place. The digits added twice results in a ten. What is the number?
It is a 3 digit number less than 130; if you add the digits in the ones and hundreds place, you get the tens number. What is the number?
It is endless and boundless, looks like a sleeping 8 number. What is it?
Tommy is 100 cm tall, and his friend Harry is 1000mm tall. Who is taller?
If you add it twice, you get a century, and it itself marks a golden jubilee. What is the number?
It is neither composite nor prime, and when multiplied by any number, the number remains the same. What is it?
It is less than half of 100 and is the result of seven times 7.
What is it?
It is a mathematical term and is a constant; it is also a sweet dessert that you will love; it is related to a circle.
What is it?
In reply to an inquiry about the animals on his farm, the farmer says: “I only ever keep sheep, goats, and horses.
In fact, at the moment they are all sheep bar three, all goats bar four, and all horses bar five.
” How many does he have of each animal?
A cell phone and phone case cost $110 in total. The cell phone costs $100 more than the phone case.
How much was the cell phone?
If you buy a rooster for the purpose of laying eggs and you expect to get three eggs each day for breakfast, how many eggs will you have after three weeks?
If the zookeeper had 100 pairs of animals in her zoo and if two pairs of babies are born for each and every one of the original animals, and then sadly 23 animal don’t survive, how many animals do you have left in total?
If it took 6 people 9 hours to build a barn, how long would it take 12 people to build the same barn?
Jeff has $28.75. He purchased three cookies that cost $1.50 each, five newspapers that each cost $0.50, five flowers for $1.25 each, and used the remainder of the cash on a pair of sunglasses.
How much were the sunglasses?
In an alien land far away, half of 10 is 6. If the same proportion holds true, then what is 1/6th of 30 in this alien land?
If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer will always be the same. What number is this?
A huge bag of garlic bulbs weighs 294 lbs divided by 1/6th of its weight. How much does the bag of garlic weigh?
There are 2 ants in front of 2 other ants, 2 ants behind 2 ants and 2 ants next to 2 ants. How many total ants are there?
A bicycle rider is traveling south at 25 mph, a truck passes the bicyclist also traveling south at 40 mph. Simultaneously, the bicycle rider passes a jogger who is running in the same direction south at 5 mph.
Which will move away from the bicyclist at a quicker pace, the car or the jogger?
If you take my son’s age and multiply it by one and a half times his age you get 24. How old is my son?
I add five to nine and get two. The answer is correct, but how?
There are 100 pairs of dogs in a zoo; a pair of babies are born for each dog. Unfortunately, 23 of the dogs have not survived.
How many dogs are left in total?
A group of students were standing in the blazing sun facing due west on a march past event.
The leader shouted at them: Right turn! About turn! Left turn! At the end of these commands, which direction are the students facing now?
You are given three positive numbers. You can add these numbers and multiply them together.
The result you get will be the same. What are the numbers?
What’s the maximum number of times you can subtract five from 25?
Leon works at the aquarium. When he tries to put each turtle in its own tank, he has one turtle too many.
But if he puts two turtles per tank, he has one tank too many.
How many turtles and how many tanks does Leon have?
The total cost of a pair of shoes and a hoodie is $150. The hoodie cost $100 more than the pair of shoes.
How much does each item cost?
Eggs are 12 cents a dozen. How many eggs can you get for a dollar?
A duck was given $9, a spider was given $36, and a bee was given $27.
Based on this information, how much money would be given to a cat?
A man is twice as old as his little sister. He is also half as old as his dad. Over a period of 50 years, his sister’s age will become half of their dad’s age.
What is the age of the man now?
If seven people meet each other and each shake hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes happened?
A grandmother, two mothers, and two daughters went to a baseball game together and bought one ticket each.
How many tickets did they buy in total?
What can you place between 5 and 6 to make the outcome bigger than 5 but less than 6?
Can you find a way in which you get 23 using only the number 2?
If a boy is 9 years old and his father is 47, can you find out how old his father will be when he is 21?
You have to take away two from five and still have four. How?
It is an attribute of a circle and helps find a circles’ perimeter? What is it?
What is pointless and is a geometrical shape and looks like a plate. What is this shape?
It is greater than 6 and smaller than 12. Is the total number of fingers on both hands?
It is three times nine and one less than the days in the month of February. What is the number?
It is a number when used before another number; the value remains the same, but when used after a number, it increases the value by 10 times.
What is it?
Eggs are $0.12 a dozen. How many eggs can you get for a dollar?
How can you add eight 4s together so that the total adds up to 500?
If four men can build four tables in four hours, how many tables can eight men build in eight hours?
What can you put between a seven and an eight so that the result is greater than a seven but less than an eight?
If four men can build four tables in four hours, how many can eight men build in eight hours?
What number goes up and doesn’t come back down?
A farmer has 19 sheep on his land. One day, a big storm hits, and all but seven run away. How many sheep does the farmer have left?
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