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Do you love math? Love numbers? Love the thrill of problem solving and the quiet satisfaction of finding that one right answer? If so, these math puzzles and riddles in mathematics are just for you! 

Riddle:

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

Answer:

Just four, in a square formation.

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Riddle:

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Answer:

Only one time. After that, you would be subtracting from 20.

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Riddle:

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?

Answer:

You will never reach the door, it will always be half the distance, no matter how small!

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Riddle:

Find the four digit number in which the first digit is one fourth of the last digit, the second digit is 6 times the first digit, and the third digit is the second digit plus 3.

Answer:

1694.

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Riddle:

In a stable there are men and horses. In all, there are 22 heads and 72 feet. How many men and how many horses are in the stable?

Answer:

14 horses and 8 men. 14x4 plus 8x2 = 72 feet.

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Riddle:

A man is walking down a road with a basket of eggs. As he is walking he meets someone who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. He walks a little further and meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. After proceeding further he meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg. At this point he has sold all of his eggs, and he never broke an egg. How many eggs did the man have to start with?

Answer:

7 eggs. The first person bought one half of his eggs plus one half an egg (3 1/2 + 1/2 = 4 eggs) This left him 3 eggs. The second person bought one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg, (1 1/2 + 1/2 = 2 eggs) leaving the man 1 egg. The last person bought one-half of his eggs plus one-half an egg, (1/2 + 1/2 = 1 egg) leaving no eggs.

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Riddle:

A sphere has three, a circle has two, and a point has zero what?

Answer:

Dimensions.

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Riddle:

A man bumps into his mathematician friend on the street that he hasn't seen in 5 years. The man asks the mathematician how old his children are. The mathematician, who always replies in riddles said, "I now have three children. The sum of their ages is equal to the number of windows on the building in front of you and the product of their ages equals 36." The friend then says "I need one more piece of information." The mathematician then replies "My youngest child has blue eyes." What are the ages of the mathematicians three children?

Answer:

They are 6, 6, and 1.

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Riddle:

How can you make the following equation true by drawing only one straight line: 5+5+5=550 Can you figure it out?

Answer:

Draw a line on the first plus sign that turns it into a 4! The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550. You could also change the equal symbol to a crossed out equal symbol which means "not equal to".

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Riddle:

There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club?

Answer:

Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, or 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.

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