Math Riddles

Here you will find interesting and fun math riddles, sayings and puzzles of all kinds. To solve the puzzles, you have to let your imagination run wild and see beyond logic to find the correct answer!

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A clock chimes 5 times in 4 seconds. How many times will it chime in 10 seconds?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Clock, Time

A tree doubled in height each year until it reached its maximum height over the course of ten years. How many years did it take for the tree to reach half its maximum height?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Tree

A worm is in a ten foot hole. Every day he goes up two feet and drops down one. How many days will it take for the worm to get out of the hole?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Hole, Worm

During what month do people sleep the least?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Sleep, Time

Farmer Brown came to town with some watermelons. He sold half of them plus half a melon and found that he had one whole melon left. How many melons did he take to town?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Food

How many cubic meters of dirt are in a hole of 20 meter long and 30 meter wide?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Dirt

How many squares are in a chessboard?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Chess

How will a mathematician win a war easily?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: War

I add five to nine, and get two. The answer is correct, but how?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Clock, Time


I am a three digit number. My second digit is four times more than my third digit. My first digit is seven less than my second digit. What Am I?

Category: Math Riddles, What I AmTopics: Number

If a wheel has 64 spokes how many spaces are there between the spokes?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Wheel

If there are 4 apples and you take away 3, how many do you have?

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Category: Math Riddles, Riddles for KidsTopics: Fruit

If there are three apples and you take two away, how many apples do you have?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Apple, Food

If you have a pound of nails and a pound of feathers which one weighs more?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Feather, Nail

Mary has six brothers and five sisters. Yet, together they are 12 siblings. How so?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Family

There are four girls and four apples in a basket. Every girl takes an apple yet one apple remains in the basket? How is this possible?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Apple

There is a mixture of purple, orange, and yellow crayons in a crayon box. The total number of crayons is 60, there are four times as many orange crayons as yellow crayons. There are also 6 more purple crayons than orange crayons. How many crayons of each color are there?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Color, Crayon


What did the circle say to the tangent line?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Geometry

What do you have to know to get top grades in geometry?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Geometry

What kind of tree does a math teacher climb?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Geometry, Tree

What’s the easiest way to double your money?

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Category: Math Riddles, Riddles for KidsTopics: Mirror, Money

Why isn't your nose twelve inches long?

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Category: Classical riddles, Math RiddlesTopics: Human body

Would you have more money with a million dollars today or a penny today and double your money every day for 31 days?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Money, Time

You are right next to a river and have a 5 gallon container and a 3 gallon container. You need to measure out 1 gallon of water. How do you do it?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Water

You're running a race and pass the person in 2nd place. What place are you in now?

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Category: Math RiddlesTopics: Contest, Running