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11 Deceptively Simple Math Problems That Turned Into a Real Challenge for People

Have you ever seen a riddle or a math problem and instantly thought you knew the answer? Were you right or wrong? Chances are, you were probably wrong. Deceptively simply riddles and puzzles are designed that way on purpose. They make you think the answer is the first one you find, but it’s usually not correct. In fact, you typically have to think outside the box to find the solution.

Today’s challenge is one of those math riddles that will keep you guessing. At first, you’re going to think you know the answer. But, take a second look and think about the problem in front of you. If you’re ready to give it a try, scroll down.

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Grab a pencil and a piece of paper to write down your answers. You will need this to compare your results with the solutions at the end of the article. Remember, carefully read each problem and really observe what is going on in the equation. Your keen sense of observation and attention to detail will be your saving grace. Good luck!

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Math Riddles 1 – 7

1. Can you solve 6 ÷ 2 (1 + 2) = ?

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2. What is the answer for 8 ÷ 2 (2+2) = ?

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3. How do you find the answer for 9 – 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = ?

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4. Can you solve 60 ÷ 5 (7-5) = ?

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5. What is 230 – 220 ÷ 2 = ?

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6. Can you solve this math riddle?

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7. What is the answer for 50 ÷ 5 (5-3) + 5 ÷ 1/5 = ?

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Math Riddles 8 – 11

How are you doing so far? Remember back in your school days when you learned about math? You will need some of those lessons to help you through these next problems. Keep going!

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8. What is the correct solution for 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 x 0 + 1 = ?

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9. Can you solve this fast food riddle?

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10. What is the solution for 49 ÷ 2 (9+3) =?

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11. Can you solve this fashion riddle?

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Did you write your answers down? Great! Let’s take a look at the correct answers and see how well you did!

Solutions

1. Can you solve 6 ÷ 2 (1 + 2) = ?

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2. What is the answer for 8 ÷ 2 (2+2) = ?

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3. How do you find the answer for 9 – 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = ?

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4. Can you solve 60 ÷ 5 (7-5) = ?

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5. What is 230 – 220 ÷ 2 = ?

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6. Can you solve this math riddle?

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7. What is the answer for 50 ÷ 5 (5-3) + 5 ÷ 1/5 = ?

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8. What is the correct solution for 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 x 0 + 1 = ?

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9. Can you solve this fast food riddle?

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10. What is the solution for 49 ÷ 2 (9+3) =?

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11. Can you solve this fashion riddle?

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We hope you did well on these math problems! If you need some more practice, try out the other riddles and brain teasers below. Good luck!

Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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