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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:

How do you make the number 7 an even number without addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

Answer:

Drop the "S".

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Riddle:

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer:

F  I V  E

Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

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Riddle:

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer:

Two. The inside and the outside.

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Riddle:

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

Answer:

Once, because after you subtract it's not 25 anymore.

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Riddle:

Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

Answer:

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.

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Riddle:

What did one math book say to the other math book?

Answer:

Do you want to hear my problems?

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Riddle:

There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

Answer:

$45. The pricing method consists of charging $5 for each letter required to spell the item.

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Riddle:

One is to three as three is to five and five is to four and four is the magic number.

What is the pattern?

Answer:

One has three letters in the word three has five letters in it five has four letters and four has four letters in it (if you try more numbers they will always come back to the number four: so four is the magic number)

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Riddle:

When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?

Answer:

The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops.

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Riddle:

What did the triangle say to the circle?

Answer:

You’re pointless.

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