Can You Solve These 12 Math Riddles?

Almost every middle school math student hated word problems, but now that you’re grown up, can you solve them easily? Take this quiz now to find out!
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Question 1/12

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Johnny can run to the nearest store from his house in 5 minutes. If it takes him 1020 seconds to run from his house to the store to buy carrots and onions for supper and back again, how many minutes did he spend inside the store?
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9
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Question 2/12

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Car A is traveling west at 60 miles per hour. Car B is traveling east at 80 miles per hour. If the cars start 20 miles apart, how far will Car A be from Car B in 6 minutes?
10 miles
6 miles
impossible to calculate
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Question 3/12

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Maggie’s dad gave her a baker’s dozen of doughnuts. If she gave one doughnut to each of her 3 younger brothers, and ate 2 herself, how many doughnuts will she have left?
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8
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Question 4/12

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If Mr. Johnson spends half the day sleeping and an eighth of the day grading papers, how many hours will he have left to do other things?
9
6
8
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Question 5/12

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Christopher has many pets: 2 centipedes, 6 ducks, 3 rabbits, 4 cats, and 1 dog named Peeky. How many legs do all his pets have in total?
2,038
244
252
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Question 6/12

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If every year contains exactly 365 ¼ days, how many years will it take until we experience an extra day?
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4
8
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Question 7/12

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Jessie is a very fast typist. She can type 70 words per minute. She needs to re-type a 3,000 word essay. If she types continuously and perfectly, how many more words will she have to type after 25 minutes?
1250
2750
1750
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Question 8/12

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Smiles Kindergarten has 29 students in Class A. How many 6-seater buses will the kindergarten need to go on a field trip to the beach, if one parent chaperone must be on each bus?
5
6
7
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Question 9/12

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Naomi earns $8/hour waitressing. If she worked for 9 hours and went home with $234, how much did she make in tips?
$72
$162
$172
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Question 10/12

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Grandma Sally once knitted sweaters for all of her 28 grandchildren in December. If she doubles her production, and 9 more grandchildren are born next year, how many extra sweaters will she have in December?
29
37
19
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Question 11/12

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Kevin can run a mile in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. If he runs at this consistent pace, approximately how long will it take him to run a marathon?
174-175 minutes
154-155 minutes
132-133 minutes
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Question 12/12

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How many wheels does a car have? (Careful, this one is tricky!)
4
5
6
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1
Johnny can run to the nearest store from his house in 5 minutes. If it takes him 1020 seconds to run from his house to the store to buy carrots and onions for supper and back again, how many minutes did he spend inside the store?
5
7
9
2
Car A is traveling west at 60 miles per hour. Car B is traveling east at 80 miles per hour. If the cars start 20 miles apart, how far will Car A be from Car B in 6 minutes?
10 miles
6 miles
impossible to calculate
3
Maggie’s dad gave her a baker’s dozen of doughnuts. If she gave one doughnut to each of her 3 younger brothers, and ate 2 herself, how many doughnuts will she have left?
6
7
8
4
If Mr. Johnson spends half the day sleeping and an eighth of the day grading papers, how many hours will he have left to do other things?
9
6
8
5
Christopher has many pets: 2 centipedes, 6 ducks, 3 rabbits, 4 cats, and 1 dog named Peeky. How many legs do all his pets have in total?
2,038
244
252
6
If every year contains exactly 365 ¼ days, how many years will it take until we experience an extra day?
2
4
8
7
Jessie is a very fast typist. She can type 70 words per minute. She needs to re-type a 3,000 word essay. If she types continuously and perfectly, how many more words will she have to type after 25 minutes?
1250
2750
1750
8
Smiles Kindergarten has 29 students in Class A. How many 6-seater buses will the kindergarten need to go on a field trip to the beach, if one parent chaperone must be on each bus?
5
6
7
9
Naomi earns $8/hour waitressing. If she worked for 9 hours and went home with $234, how much did she make in tips?
$72
$162
$172
10
Grandma Sally once knitted sweaters for all of her 28 grandchildren in December. If she doubles her production, and 9 more grandchildren are born next year, how many extra sweaters will she have in December?
29
37
19
11
Kevin can run a mile in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. If he runs at this consistent pace, approximately how long will it take him to run a marathon?
174-175 minutes
154-155 minutes
132-133 minutes
12
How many wheels does a car have? (Careful, this one is tricky!)
4
5
6