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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:

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

Answer:

Do you want to hear my problems?

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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:

What did the little lobster get on its math test?

Answer:

Sea-plus.

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Riddle:

81 x 9 = 801. What must you do to make the this equation true?

Answer:

Turn it upside down.  108 = 6 x 18.

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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:

Why is it easier to count cows than sheep?

Answer:

You can use a cowculator.

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Riddle:

If a boy blows 18 bubbles,
Then pops 6 eats 7 and then
He pops 5 and blows 1.
How many are left?

Answer:

1.

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Riddle:

A sphere has three, a circle has two, and a point has zero. What is it?

Answer:

Dimensions.

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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:

What do mathematics teachers like to eat?

Answer:

Pi.

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