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Can You Answer These Deceptively Easy Math Problems?

These math problems may seem deceptively easy, yet most of the internet can't even get past question one. Can you answer these deceptively easy math problems? Only true math geniuses will prevail. Let's see just how smart you are!
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Question 1/10

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A bat and ball cost one dollar and ten cents. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
5 cents
10 cents
$1

Question 2/10

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There is a patch of lily pads on a lake. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?
47 days
24 days
12 days

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There were some people on a train. 19 people get off the train at the first stop. 17 people get on the train. Now there are 63 people on the train. How many people were on the train to begin with?
17
65
46

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At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes. How many people were at the party?
30
14
12

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You have ten grey socks and ten blue socks you want to put into pairs. All socks are exactly the same except for their color. How many socks would you need to take with you to ensure you had at least a pair?
3
16
8

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If 9999 = 4, 8888 = 8, 1816 = 6, 1212 = 0, then 1919 =?
10
4
2

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Caterpillars have 6 eyes and 4 to 8 feet. How many fewer eyes than legs would 4 eight-legged caterpillars have?
8 fewer
6 fewer
4 fewer

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Joe and his friends Luke and Sal bought a large chocolate cake. Joe cut it into 6 equal pieces and shared it with others. Joe had more than the other two boys. Sal had more than Luke. Who had the most cake?
Joe
Luke
Sal

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Lucy's mom runs a daycare Monday through Friday. She cares for 5 children. The parents pay $200 a week for each child. How much money does she make each week?
$225
$500
$1000

Question 10/10

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A box holds 2 dozen glasses. Half of the glasses were broken. How many glasses were broken?
12
20
36

C+, Math Problems

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Okay, so we can’t all be Einstein level math geniuses. Some of us just aren’t “math people.” Maybe English or history is more your speed! Needless to say, you didn’t pass this deceptively easy math quiz. We suppose it wasn’t so easy after all, huh?

B+, Math Whiz

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Hey, there’s no need to show off! We get it, you’ve got some serious math skills. You’re a math whiz who conquered these deceptively easy math problems with total ease! Now next time, we’ll put your algebra skills to the test.

A+, Math Genius

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Whoa, there! You’re clearly a math genius disguised as a regular run-of-the-mill person. Does your family know that you’ve got all this math skill hiding underneath? You conquered this deceptive quiz with the ease and skill of a true mathematician. Color us impressed!
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1
A bat and ball cost one dollar and ten cents. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
5 cents
10 cents
$1
2
There is a patch of lily pads on a lake. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?
47 days
24 days
12 days
3
There were some people on a train. 19 people get off the train at the first stop. 17 people get on the train. Now there are 63 people on the train. How many people were on the train to begin with?
17
65
46
4
At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes. How many people were at the party?
30
14
12
5
You have ten grey socks and ten blue socks you want to put into pairs. All socks are exactly the same except for their color. How many socks would you need to take with you to ensure you had at least a pair?
3
16
8
6
If 9999 = 4, 8888 = 8, 1816 = 6, 1212 = 0, then 1919 =?
10
4
2
7
Caterpillars have 6 eyes and 4 to 8 feet. How many fewer eyes than legs would 4 eight-legged caterpillars have?
8 fewer
6 fewer
4 fewer
8
Joe and his friends Luke and Sal bought a large chocolate cake. Joe cut it into 6 equal pieces and shared it with others. Joe had more than the other two boys. Sal had more than Luke. Who had the most cake?
Joe
Luke
Sal
9
Lucy's mom runs a daycare Monday through Friday. She cares for 5 children. The parents pay $200 a week for each child. How much money does she make each week?
$225
$500
$1000
10
A box holds 2 dozen glasses. Half of the glasses were broken. How many glasses were broken?
12
20
36

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