10 maths riddles for kids
Some kids find maths a little dull – but it doesn't have to be! Here's a great way to make maths fun for kids. Let these brain teasers get their minds moving. Who knew numbers could be so much fun!
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Q. If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?
Q. If there are four apples and you take away three, how many do you have?
A. You took three apples so obviously you have three.
Q. Where do fish keep their money?
A. In the river bank.
Q. Two fathers and two sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only three fish?
A. Because the fishing group comprises a grandfather, his son, and his son's son – hence just three people.
Q. I add five to nine, and get two. The answer is correct, but how?
A. When it is 9am, add 5 hours to it and you will get 2pm.
Q. The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father's age is the son's age reversed. How old could they be?
A. There are three possible solutions for this: the father-son duo could be 51 and 15 years old, 42 and 24 years old or 60 and 06 years old.
Q. What weighs more – a pound of iron or a pound of feathers?
A. Both would weigh the same – come on, a pound remains a pound, irrespective of the object!
Q. If a rooster laid 13 eggs and the farmer took eight of them and then another rooster laid 12 eggs and four of them were rotten, how many of the eggs were left?
A. Roosters don't lay eggs!
Q. I am an odd number; take away an alphabet and I become even. What number am I?
A. Seven (SEVEN-S=EVEN)
Q. Using only addition, how can you add eight 8's to get the number 1,000?
A. 888 +88 +8 +8 +8 =1,000