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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:

What did the little lobster get on its math test?

Answer:

Sea-plus.

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Riddle:

What is the most useful instrument in a mathematics teacher's tool kit?

Answer:

Multi-pilers!

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Riddle:

What do mathematics teachers like to eat?

Answer:

Pi.

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Riddle:

When asked how old she was, Suzie replied, "In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago." How old is she?

Answer:

She's 12!

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Riddle:

If 4+2=26, 8+1=79 and 6+5=111. Then, what is 7+3?

Answer:

410.4+2=26 is because 4-2=2 and 4+2=6,so it is 26. Therefore, 7-3=4 and 7+3=10(410).

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Riddle:

In a contest, four fruits (an apple, a banana, an orange, and a pear) have been placed in four closed boxes (one fruit per box). People may guess which fruit is in which box. 123 people participate in the contest. When the boxes are opened, it turns out that 43 people have guessed none of the fruits correctly, 39 people have guessed one fruit correctly, and 31 people have guessed two fruits correctly. The Question: How many people have guessed three fruits correctly, and how many people have guessed four fruits correctly?

Answer:

It is not possible to guess only three fruits correctly: the fourth fruit is then correct too! So nobody has guessed three fruits correctly and 123-43-39-31 = 10 people have guessed four fruits correctly.

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Riddle:

Adored by few, Feared and hated by many. Mistress of the entire universal reason, Master in the art of numbers. Some may have solved many of your mysteries, But there still much of them to find. What are they?

Answer:

Mathematics.

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Riddle:

When my father was 31 I was 8. Now he is twice as old as me. How old am I?

Answer:

The difference in age is 23 years, so I must be 23 if my father is twice as old as me.

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Riddle:

If you have two hourglasses -- one four-minute timer and one seven-minute timer, how can you measure nine minutes?

Answer:

Turn over both hourglasses at once. When the four-minute hourglass runs out, turn it over. When the seven-minute hourglass runs out, turn it over. When the four-minute timer runs out this time (eight minutes have elapsed), the seven-minute hourglass has been running for one minute. Now turn over the seven minute timer back over. When the timer runs out, nine minutes have elapsed.

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