Math puzzles for adults: Only masterminds Can Solve These

Get ready to enjoy some math fun! These adult math puzzles are like little brain games that make you think. They're not too tough, but they'll definitely get your brain buzzing! Whether you're a math pro or just up for a challenge, these puzzles are perfect for you.  So, let's dive in and have a blast with math!


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1. There are 10 fingers on two hands.
How many fingers are there on ten hands?

Answer: 50 fingers.


2. A grandfather, two fathers and two sons went to the movie theater together and everyone bought one movie ticket each.
How many tickets did they buy in total?

Answer: 3 (the grandfather is also a father and the father is also a son).


3. 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 a good condition?

Answer: 9 tomatoes.


4. What are the two whole, positive numbers that have a one-digit answer when multiplied and a two-digit answer when added?

Answer: 1, 9.


5. I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

Answer: 194


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6. How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer: Remove the 2 letters F and E from the word FIVE and you have IV.


7. An apple is 40 cents, a banana is 60 cents. and a grapefruit is 80 cents. How much is a pear?

Answer: 40 cents.


8. A man dies of old age on his 25th birthday. How is this possible?

Answer: The man was born on 29th February.


9. Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?

Answer: Any number.


10. Can you arrange four nines to make it equal to 100?

Answer: 99 + (9 ÷ 9) = 100


11. I am an odd number; take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

Answer: Number 7


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12. How can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000?

 Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000.


13.The day before two days after the day before tomorrow is Saturday. What day is it today?

Answer: Friday


14. How do you go from 98 to 720 using just one letter?

Answer: Add “x” between ninety and eight [Ninety x Eight = 720]


15.Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?

Answer: The number 8


16. You are running a race with a group of people and pass the person in second place. What place would you be in now?

Answer: The second place.


17. When Harry was six years old, his little sister Mary was half his age. How old will Mary be when Harry is forty years old?

Answer: Thirty-seven years old


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18.  What is it that a sphere has three of, a circle has only two of, and a point has none?



19. What would the triangle say to the circle if the triangle and the circle were arguing?

Answer: You’re pointless.


20. What will be the answer if you are given a telephone and asked to multiply all the digits on the pad?

Answer: Zero (0)


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