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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!

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.

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.

Lily is a lilypad in a small pond. Lilly doubles her size each day, On the 20th day she covers the whole pond. On what day was Lily half the size of the pond?

Answer:

Day 19, it's not 10 because on day 20 she doubled from day 19, so 19 must be half the size of the pond.