# MATH RIDDLES

### 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

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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## Cost Of A Ball Riddle

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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Solved: 62%

## 10 Zebras Riddle

Hint:
Nine!
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Solved: 84%

## 3 Apples Riddle

Hint:
2
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## Malcolm's Age Riddle

Hint:
Malcolm is 6.
The father is 42. 42 days = 6 weeks.
The grandfather is 72. 72 months = 6 years.
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Solved: 47%

## Gym Class Riddle

Hint:
Six. Explanation: 1. Blue Red
2. Blue Yellow
3. Blue Orange
4. Red Yellow
5. Red Orange
6. Yellow Orange
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## Always Right Riddle

Hint:
A right angle
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## A Special Integer Riddle

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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Solved: 65%

## Pounds Of Sugar Riddle

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

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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