100+ Challenging math riddles to keep your mind sharp

If you want to improve your mathematical skills and challenge your brain, these 100+ math riddles are for you. From basic arithmetic to advanced algebra, these math puzzles and math equations will test your problem solving abilities and help you hone your math skills. These riddles are a fun and engaging way to improve your math skills. Check your answers against the provided solutions or try to solve them all on your own. Either way, you'll be sure to have a good time while you're at it.

An Athlete jumping - Math Riddle

76.Math Riddles

An Athlete is jumping. However, every time she jumps she gets a bit more tired, and every jump goes 1/2 as far as her prior jump. Now, for her very first jump, she goes 1/2 of a foot. On her second jump, she goes 1/4 of a foot, and so on and so forth. How many jumps does it take for her to travel 1 foot?


                  

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      Explanation :  She will never get to the 1-foot mark because you keep adding smaller and smaller amounts!

Find The Missing Number - Math Riddle

77.Math Riddles

Can you find the missing number?


                  

    • 2
      Explanation :  The answer will be 2. Look at how many closed areas there are.
      9999 has 4 closed areas (the top of the '9').
      8888 has 8 closed areas (the top and bottom parts of 8 and there are no other digits).
      1816 has 3 closed areas (top and bottom of 8 and bottom of 6, and it has 2 other digits (3 * 2 = 6)).
      1212 has 0 closed areas, (0 * 4 = 0).

Missing Number - Math Riddle

78.Math Riddles

Can you find the missing number?


                  

  • A.9
  • B.6
  • C.10
  • D.7
A.9
    • Explanation :  The number that should replace the question mark is 9. Why? The sum of the three numbers on each die equals the number written below it. For the first die, for example: 8 + 4 + 7 = 19; for the second: 8 + 2 + 1 = 11. Following this pattern would explain why the third die is also 11 (5 + 5 + 1) and why the mysterious question mark should be 9 (4 + 3 + 2).

Chess Board - Math Riddle

79.Math Riddles

How many squares are there in a chessboard?


                  

  • A.206
  • B.64
  • C.204
  • D.124
C.204
    • Explanation :  1, 8x8 square
      4, 7x7 squares
      9, 6x6 squares
      16, 5x5 squares
      25, 4x4 squares
      36, 3x3 squares
      49, 2x2 squares
      64, 1x1 squares
      Therefore, there are actually 64 + 49 + 36 + 25 + 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 squares on a chessboard! (in total 204).

Rita studies for 2 hours - Math Riddle

80.Math Riddles

It is 9 am now. Rita studies for 2 hours, takes a bath for 1 hour, and then has lunch for 1 hour. How many hours are left before 9 am tomorrow?


                  

  • A.20
  • B.40
  • C.25
  • D.12
A.20
    • Explanation :  9 am now she took total 4 hours to do she works. that means 1 pm she finished all her work. from 1pm to 9 am tomorrow it's 20 hours.

If it is two hours later - Math Riddle

81.Math Riddles

If it is two hours later, then it will take half as much time till it's midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it?


                  

  • A.9:00AM
  • B.4:00PM
  • C.10:00PM
  • D.9:00PM
D.9:00PM
    • Explanation :  9:00 PM.
      
      1 hour later (10:00 PM) would mean a two hour window to mightnight.
      
      2 hours later (11:00 PM) is only one hour. Cut in half from '1hr later.'

12 Tomotoes mushed and ruined - Math Riddle

82.Math Riddles

A little boy goes shopping and purchases 12 tomatoes. On the way home, all but 9 get mushed and ruined. How many tomatoes are left in good condition?


                  

  • A. 9
  • B. 5
  • C. 6
  • D. 12
A. 9
    • Explanation :  All but nine. that means only 9 is in good condition.

A duck was given $9 - Math Riddle

83.Math Riddles

A duck was given $9, a spider was given $36, and a bee was given $27. Based on this information, how much money would be given to a cat?


                  

  • A.18
  • B.25
  • C.36
  • D.14
A.18
    • Explanation :  Count the leg 
      $4.50 for each leg. so for cat 4*4.50 =18

Speed of a train is 3 m/s - Math Riddle

84.Math Riddles

The speed of a train is 3 meters/second and it takes 10 seconds to cross a lamp post. What is the length of the train?


                  

  • A.30
  • B.25
  • C.50
  • D.300
A.30
    • Explanation :  A 30 meters. The time taken by the train to pass the stationary object is equal to the length of the train divided by the speed of the train.

An easy peasy math - Math Riddle

85.Math Riddles

An easy peasy math for adults! How fast can you find the hidden pattern?


                  

  • A.30
  • B.15
  • C.20
  • D.17
B.15
    • Explanation :  15 (16+9 ; 6+4)

What Come next - Math Riddle

86.Math Riddles

What Come next in sequence 1, 2, 6, 21, 88, __?


                  

  • A.108
  • B.445
  • C.200
  • D.345
B.445
    • Explanation :  
      B 445 
      2=(1+1)1
      6=(2+1)2
      21=(6+1)3
      88=(21+1)4
      So 445=(88+1)5

value of ABCD - Math Riddle

87.Math Riddles

What is the value of A,B,C,D?


                  

    • A = 6. B = 10. C = 18. D = 33
      Explanation :  A = 6. B = 10. C = 18. D = 33

Equation photo- Math Riddle

88.Math Riddles

Can you solve this?


                  

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      Explanation :  You see, sometimes it's necessary to compare apples and bananas. Or, in this case, it could be pears instead of bananas. Pear = 9, apple = 6, plum = 4 and these make the answers 7 and 1 respectively.

Cube Photo - Math Riddle

89.Math Riddles

How many cubes are there?


                  

  • A.10
  • B.12
  • C.9
  • D.6
C.9
    • Explanation :  Count the cubes carefully. there are cubes underneath other cubes.

Watermelon Photo- Math Riddle

90.Math Riddles

How many cubes are there?


                  

  • A.7
  • B.5
  • C.9
  • D.4
B.5
    • Explanation :   You can see that the red slice of the watermelon is 2, the yellow slice is 3 and the blue one is 1. So, the answer is?5!