MATH RIDDLES

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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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    Fun Math Riddles

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    Are you a Math teacher looking for some great math riddles to help stimulate the minds of your students? Do you love math and want to exercise your brain for all of the tough math work that you'll more than likely face in the near distant future? We've got you covered with one of the most extensive collections of mathematical riddles that one can find on the modern internet!

    Mathematical riddles are a great way for math students and enthusiasts to stay excited and motivated. This collection of the best math questions from around the net ranges in difficulty, from the fairly easy to tough, while some are extremely difficult.

    Are you ready to get your math on? Put on those thinking caps and go full speed ahead.

    Shoe Guy Scarf Riddle

    Hint:
    43. Shoe (5) + Man, two scarves and two shoes (19) times scarf (2).

    19 x 2 is 38. 38 + 5 is 43.
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    12 = 6 And 6 = 3 Riddle

    Hint:
    12 (Twelve) has 6 letters,

    6 (Six) has 3

    Therefore,

    10 (Ten) will be equal to 3
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    Divide The Sun Riddle

    Hint:
    Pi in the sky.
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    A Stubborn Angle Riddle

    Hint:
    Obtuse
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    Two Angles Collided Riddle

    Hint:
    In geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays, called the sides of the angle, sharing a common endpoint, called the vertex of the angle. "Collided" is not a situation that applies to angles.
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    The Upset Sergeant Riddle

    Hint:
    Because he spent more time dividing than conquering!
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    1500 Plus 20 And 1600 Minus 40 Riddle

    Hint:
    When you are using military time!
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    Mermaid Math Class Riddle

    Hint:
    Algebra!
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    Math Therapy Riddle

    Hint:
    Would you like to hear my problems?
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    Late Home Work Riddle

    Hint:
    A calcu-later
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    Jumping Into The Bowling Water Riddle

    Hint:
    Because she wanted to test the waters!
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    The Sad Math Book

    Hint:
    When it is full of problems!
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    10 From 100 Riddle

    Hint:
    Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.
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    Little Billy's Calculator

    Hint: Think about how many ways he could possibly get 6.
    There is a 4% chance.

    There are 16 possible ways to get 6.

    0+6
    1+5
    2+4
    3+3
    6+0
    5+1
    4+2
    9-3
    8-2
    7-1
    6-0
    1x6
    2x3
    6x1
    3x2
    6/1

    There are 400 possible button combinations.

    When Billy presses any number key, there are 10 possibilities; when he presses any operation key, there are 4 possibilities.

    10(1st#)x4(Operation)x10(2nd#)=400

    16 working combinations/400 possible combinations= .04 or 4%
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    The Gardners Riddle

    Hint:
    Gretchen said that there were 4 girls in the family, three of whom were blond.

    This would make the probability that she saw two blonds (3/4) * (2/3), which equals 1/2.

    Other numbers would work, but the next pair would lead to a rather large family.
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