These are the best and most fun math riddles we can find. All of these tricky riddles are based on real math concepts and can be solved with purely math and logic.
Question: Leap Year is every 4 years. True or False ?
Answer: False. Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 are. So 3 out of every 400 years are not leap years.
Question: A man lives in an apartment building on the 100th floor. He rides the elevator all the way down to floor 1 every morning then all the way up to floor 100 every evening. The elevator is coin-operated. It costs $0.25 per floor for floors 1-25, $0.50 per floor for floors 26-50, $0.75 per floor for floors 51-75, and $1.00 per floor for floors 75-100. How much money does the man spend each day riding the elevator?
Answer: The man spends $125 per day riding the elevator. It costs $62.50 each way.
Question: 123-----111213-----31121113-----? What is the next term in the sequence?
Answer: 123 = one 1, one 2, one 3. (111213) Next 111213 = three 1's, one 2, one 1, one 3 ( 31121113) Next Answer: 1321123113
Question: Man walks into a store and says to the shop owner: “I will spend $10 in your store if you double the amount of money I now have in my pocket.” Store owner agrees; doubles his money; he spends $10 and leaves. He repeats this at 2 more stores. When he leaves the 3rd store he has $0 dollars. How much money did he have in his pocket when he walked into the first store?
Answer: You have to solve this starting with the last store. This means he walked into the 3rd store with $5, had it doubled to $10 and spent the whole $10. He entered the 3rd store with $5.00. He spent $10, so he had $15 after his money was doubled. $15 / 2= Means he had $7.50 when he entered the 2nd store. He left the 1st store with $7.50. He spent $10 so he had $17.50 after his money was doubled; $17.50 divided by 2. So, he started out with $8.75 when he walked into the first store.
Question: 8,549,176,320 What makes this number unique?
Answer: The said number has all the numbers from 0-9 exactly once and what is special is they are in lexicographical order of their English words. Where 8,549,176,320 becomes eight-five-four-nine-one-seven-six-three-two-zero. ... The number contains all the digits from 0 to 9.
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