Math Riddles

These Math Riddles are based on math concepts and can be solved with a bit of math and logic. These fun riddles can surely give you a tough time.

Two Mathematicians Puzzle

Two mathematicians, Tom and Smith are walking down the street.

Tom: I know you have three sons. What are their ages?
Smith: The product of their ages is 36.
Tom: I can’t tell their ages from that.
Smith: Well, the sum of their ages is the same as that address across the street.
Tom: I still can’t tell.
Smith: The eldest is visiting his grandfather today.
Tom: Now I know their ages.

Do you know the age of the kids?

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Delivering Grain on Time

A collective farm was due to deliver its quota of grain to the state authorities. The management of the Kolkhoz decided the trucks should arrive in the city at exactly 11:00 A.M.

If the trucks traveled at 30 miles per hour they would reach the city at ten, an hour early; at 20 miles an hour they would arrive at noon, an hour late.

How far is the Kolkhoz from the city, and how fast should the trucks travel to arrive at 11:00 A.M.?

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The Two Trains Puzzle

Two trains start at the same time, one from London to Liverpool, the other from Liverpool to London. If they arrive at their destinations one hour and four hours respectively after passing one another, how much faster is one train running than the other?

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