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 answer
Joe 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 answer
I'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 answer
Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?See answer
When I take five and add six, I get eleven, but when I take six and add seven, I get one. What am I?See answer
If 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 answer
If there are three cups of sugar and you take one away, how many do you have?See answer
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?See answer
When my father was 31 I was 8. Now he is twice as old as me. How old am I?See answer
In 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 answer
An apple is 40 cents, a banana is 60 cents and a grapefruit is 80 cents. How much is a pear?See answer
There 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 answer
My 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 answer
Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?See answer
If 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 answer
If 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 answer
Place three matches on a table. Tell a friend to add two more matches to make eight.See answer
One brick is one kilogram and half a brick heavy. What is the weight of one brick?See answer
Use the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the symbols + and = to make a true equation.See answer
Mom and dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?See answer
How many days are there in 4 years?See answer
There 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 answer
What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad?See answer
Three times what number is no larger than two times that same number?See answer
If Mr. Flynn is 90 centimeters plus half his height, how tall is he?See answer
What is half of two plus two?See answer
Four 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 answer
The 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 answer
There 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 answer
Dean 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 answer
Where can you add 2 to 11 and get 1?See answer
I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?See answer
There 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 answer
What do mathematics teachers like to eat?See answer
What did one math book say to another?See answer
A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 run away. How many are left?See answer
You 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 answer
A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?See answer
How can you give someone $83 using exactly 7 bills, without using any one dollar bills?See answer
When is 1500 plus 20 and 1600 minus 40 the same thing?See answer
I am a delicious way of representing data. What am I?See answer
Two is one, four is two, and six is three. Don't you see? What am I?See answer
There 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 answer
In 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 answer
My 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 answer
Why is 6 afraid of 7?See answer
How do you go from 98 to 720 using just one letter?See answer
If two is a company and three is a crowd, what are four and five?See answer
Two 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 answer
What is 123456789?
Mr. Smith has 4 daughters. Each of his daughters has a brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?See answer
In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995, that same person is 10 years old. How can this be?See answer
What 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 answer
It'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 answer
In two years I know, I'll be twice as old as five years ago, said Tom. How old is Tom?See answer
Sally is 54 years old and her mother is 80, how many years ago was Sally's mother three times her age?See answer
Double 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 answer
What can be right but never wrong?See answer
What 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?See answer
Divide 20 by half and add 30, what do you get?See answer
If 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 answer
I you were to take two apples from three apples, how many would you have?See answer
How many 9's are there between 1 and 100?See answer
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