### Fun Facts (Hints)

Different types of riddles have challenged people for centuries, here are a few facts about them that may give you some hints in solving these challenging questions:
Riddles in math are used by math teachers in many different cultures.
Many teachers promote the idea that giving students mathematical riddles helps to encourage their pupils to think more creatively and strategically.
These riddles are considered especially helpful in classrooms where students have emotional problems, as it pulls them away from their problems, and forces them to think creatively about what is before them.
Detectives are sometimes forced to solve riddles involving math when searching for psychopaths and serial killers.
Math riddles are used at home by many parents seeking to help their students become more engaged in their math schoolwork/homework.

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## The Chocolate Exchange

A confectionery shop owner allows children to purchase a chocolate in exchange of five wrappers of the same chocolate. Children from the locality consumed 77 chocolates in a month. Now, they all collected them together and decide to buy back chocolates.

How many chocolates do you think they can buy using those 77 wrappers ?

How many chocolates do you think they can buy using those 77 wrappers ?

Hint:

19... Explanation:

The children can purchase 19 chocolates in return.

Out of 77 wrappers, 75 will be used to buy 15 chocolates and two will be left spare.

The 15 chocolates will create 15 empty wrappers that can be exchanged to get three chocolates.

Three chocolates will return three wrappers which will help them buy another chocolate.

Now the wrapper from this chocolate and the two spare that were left earlier will get them another chocolate. 15 + 3 + 1 = 19

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The children can purchase 19 chocolates in return.

Out of 77 wrappers, 75 will be used to buy 15 chocolates and two will be left spare.

The 15 chocolates will create 15 empty wrappers that can be exchanged to get three chocolates.

Three chocolates will return three wrappers which will help them buy another chocolate.

Now the wrapper from this chocolate and the two spare that were left earlier will get them another chocolate. 15 + 3 + 1 = 19

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## Cost Of A Ball Riddle

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

Hint:

The ball costs 5 cents. One dollar more than 5c is $1.05. The sum of which is $1.10.

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## 10 Zebras Riddle

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## 3 Apples Riddle

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## Malcolm's Age Riddle

Malcolm is the number of weeks of his fathers age treated as days and his grandfathers age in months. All three of their ages add up to 120 years. How old is Malcolm, his father and his grandfather?

Hint:

Malcolm is 6.

The father is 42. 42 days = 6 weeks.

The grandfather is 72. 72 months = 6 years.

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The father is 42. 42 days = 6 weeks.

The grandfather is 72. 72 months = 6 years.

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## Gym Class Riddle

Four different-colored balls are being used in a gym class activity blue, red, yellow and orange. Each student must hold two different-colored balls, but no two students can have the same two colors (for example, only one student can hold the blue and red ball).

How many students can play the game?

How many students can play the game?

Hint:

Six. Explanation: 1. Blue Red

2. Blue Yellow

3. Blue Orange

4. Red Yellow

5. Red Orange

6. Yellow Orange

YES NO

2. Blue Yellow

3. Blue Orange

4. Red Yellow

5. Red Orange

6. Yellow Orange

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## Always Right Riddle

Hint:

## A Special Integer Riddle

A special integer exists in mathematics that shows a special property. If you subtract any number from that integer, the result will always be divisible by the successor of that number completely.

Do you know what that integer is ?

Do you know what that integer is ?

Hint:

The required integer is -1.

For an example, let us subtract 7 from -1.

-1 - 7 = -8

Now the successor of 7 is 8 and (-8) is exactly divisible by 8.

You can try that for any number and it will hold true.

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For an example, let us subtract 7 from -1.

-1 - 7 = -8

Now the successor of 7 is 8 and (-8) is exactly divisible by 8.

You can try that for any number and it will hold true.

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## Pounds Of Sugar Riddle

The grocer had ten customers, each wanting to buy a 2 pound bag of sugar. A 20 pound bag of sugar had been delivered that morning, but he had not yet divided it because he could only find the 5lb and 9lb weights. One of the customers, getting impatient, showed him the quickest way to measure the sugar with the two weights he already had. How did he do it?

Hint:

Weigh out 4 pounds of sugar with the 5lb and the 9lb weights in different pans of the scales. With the 4lb weight , weigh three more lots of 4 pounds each - the remaining sugar will also weigh 4 pounds. Divide each 4 pound portion equally on the two sides of the scales.

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## Billy's Bicycle Riddle

Bill rode his bicycle 300 miles. Three tires were used equally in accumulating this distance. How many miles of wear did each tire sustain?

Hint:

200 miles. For every mile traveled, each of the two tires sustained one mile of usage. Therefore, in a total of 300 miles traveled, there would be a total of 600 miles of wear. And 600 divided by three is 200.

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