A collection of math riddles ranging from easy to hard, for both kids and adults. Sharp your brain by solving these challenging math puzzles.

I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years time I shall be twice as old as her. How old are we now?

See answerJoe has ten coins totaling $1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel.

What are the coins?

What odd number becomes even when beheaded?

See answerI'm not the sort that's eaten, I'm not the sort you bake,

Don't put me in an oven; I don't taste that great,

But when applied correctly, around me you will find,

Problems are so simple when my digits come to mind.

I am a number with a couple of friends, quarter a dozen, and you'll find me again. What am I?

See answerAdd me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?

See answerWhen I take five and add six, I get eleven, but when I take six and add seven, I get one. What am I?

See answerIf you're 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?

See answerIf there are three cups of sugar and you take one away, how many do you have?

See answerIf 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?

See answerWhen my father was 31 I was 8. Now he is twice as old as me. How old am I?

See answerIn a bicycle race, the man who came two places in front of the last man finished one ahead of the man who came fifth. How many contestants were there?

See answerAn apple is 40 cents, a banana is 60 cents and a grapefruit is 80 cents. How much is a pear?

See answerThere are 500 coffins and 500 men who need them. The undertaker asks the first man to go to every coffin and open them. Then he tells the second man to go to every one and close it. The third one goes to every third coffin and so on. How many are open?

See answerMy daughter has many sisters. She has as many sisters as she has brothers. Each of her brothers has twice as many sisters as brothers. How many sons and daughters do I have?

See answerTurn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?

See answerIf you toss a coin 10 times and it lands heads up every time, what are the chances it will land heads up if you toss it again?

See answerIf it is two hours later, then it will take half as much time till it's midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it?

See answerPlace three matches on a table. Tell a friend to add two more matches to make eight.

See answerOne brick is one kilogram and half a brick heavy. What is the weight of one brick?

See answerUse the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the symbols + and = to make a true equation.

See answerMom and dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?

See answerHow many days are there in 4 years?

See answerThere are two fathers and two sons. They walk into a candy store and each buys a candy bar for 50 cents. The total for all of the candy bars was $1.50. How is that possible?

See answerWhat number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad?

See answerThree times what number is no larger than two times that same number?

See answerIf Mr. Flynn is 90 centimeters plus half his height, how tall is he?

See answerWhat is half of two plus two?

See answerFour years ago, Alex was twice as old as Jake. Four years from now, Jake will be 3/4 of Alex's age. How old is Alex?

See answerThe combined age of Jack and John is 49. Jack is twice as old, as John was when Jack was as old as John is now. How old are the brothers?

See answerThere are 12 kids in a classroom. 6 kids are wearing socks and 4 are wearing shoes. 3 kids are wearing both. How many are bare feet?

See answerDean Sam and Castiel are three brothers. Interestingly their current age is prime. What's more interesting that difference between their ages is also prime. How old are they?

See answerWhere can you add 2 to 11 and get 1?

See answerI am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?

See answerThere is a three digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?

See answerWhat do mathematics teachers like to eat?

See answerWhat did one math book say to another?

See answerA farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 run away. How many are left?

See answerYou have 14 brown socks, 14 blue socks and 14 black socks in your sock drawer. How many socks must you remove (without looking to be sure) to have a matched pair?

See answerA bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

See answerHow can you give someone $83 using exactly 7 bills, without using any one dollar bills?

See answerWhen is 1500 plus 20 and 1600 minus 40 the same thing?

See answerI am a delicious way of representing data. What am I?

See answerTwo is one, four is two, and six is three. Don't you see? What am I?

See answerThere are 25 red balls, 47 green balls and 3 blue balls in a basket. There is a blind man. What is the minimum number of balls that the blind man has to pick to make sure that there are at least 2 balls of different colors?

See answerIn a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half the lake?

See answerMy head and tail both equal are, my middle slender as a bee. Whether I stand on head or heel Is quite the same to you or me. But if my head should be cut off, the matter's true, though passing strange directly I to nothing change.

See answerWhy is 6 afraid of 7?

See answerHow do you go from 98 to 720 using just one letter?

See answerIf two is a company and three is a crowd, what are four and five?

See answerTwo in a whole and four in a pair. Six in a trio you see. Eight's a quartet but what you must get is the name that fits just one of me. What am I?

See answer123=0

4235=0

656=2

5390=2

8890=6

1001=2

19235=1

What is 123456789?

Mr. Smith has 4 daughters. Each of his daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?

See answerIn 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995, that same person is 10 years old. How can this be?

See answerWhat is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1000?

See answerIt's always above the negatives

Yet it's lower than the first prime

no matter how you multiply

it's the same every time.

You can read it both ways, I wear; One way it's a number, reversed a snare.

See answerIn two years I know, I'll be twice as old as five years ago, said Tom. How old is Tom?

See answerSally is 54 years old and her mother is 80, how many years ago was Sally's mother three times her age?

See answerDouble my number, I'm less than a score.

Half of my number is less than four.

Add one to my double when bakers are near.

Days of the week are still greater, I fear.

How can you add eight 8's to get the number 1000?

See answerWhat can be right but never wrong?

See answerWhat 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?

See answerDivide 20 by half and add 30, what do you get?

See answerIf two hours ago, it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning, what time would it be now?

See answerI you were to take two apples from three apples, how many would you have?

See answerHow many 9's are there between 1 and 100?

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