# Math Riddles - Page 3

A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into a carton for shipping. In one shipment, he sent a total of 96 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, how many cartons did he ship?
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Mary has three coins of American currency. They are neither quarters, dimes, nor pennies, but they add up to 60 cents. What are they?
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27 ducks are marching to the pond. 5 lose their way, 13 return, and 9 of them make it to the pond. What happens to the rest of them?
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In a certain country ½ of 5 = 3. Assuming the same proportion, what would be the value of 1/3 of 10 ?
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So you think you’re good at math? Complete the sequence: 1=3, 2=3, 3=5, 4=4, 5=4, 6=3, 7=5, 8=5, 9=4, 10=3, 11=?, 12=?
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Jake weighs half as much as Joe, and John weighs three times as much as Jake. Together, they weigh 720 pounds. How much does each man weigh?
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If you have 6 black socks, 4 blue socks, 8 brown socks, and 2 red socks in your sock drawer, what is the minimum number of socks that you need to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair?
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You have a barrel of beer and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
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What would be the seventh rung of the following pyramid?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221
(Psst! This is one of the best riddles and my personal favorite in this section – so, don’t let me down on this one!)
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I am an odd number; take away an alphabet and I become even. What number am I?
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