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Arithmetic Riddles


A collection of Arithmetic Riddles for fun and pleasure! Tease your brain with these riddles, then click click for answer to show or hide the answer. (Note: You may need to enable JavaScript on your browser for the answers to show properly.)

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  • Why did the dentist need to know math? click for answer
  • What do you get if you add two apples and three apples? click for answer
  • Why did the amoeba flunk the math test? click for answer
  • What makes arithmetic hard work? click for answer
  • What are ten things you can always count on? click for answer
  • Why are misers good math teachers? click for answer
  • What kind of pliers do you use in arithmetic? click for answer
  • What do you call three feet of trash? click for answer
  • Why did the man sleep with a ruler? click for answer
  • How does a cow add? click for answer

  • What is a forum? click for answer
  • Why did the boy's mother sew him 3 socks? click for answer
  • How do you make seven even? click for answer
  • What happens when you cross a friend and a calculator? click for answer
  • What did the zero say to the eight? click for answer
  • Where do mathematicians go shopping? click for answer
  • Why did the math class not have desks? click for answer
  • What happened to the plant in the math class? click for answer
  • How do you get straight A's? click for answer
  • Why is the meter stick such a stubborn ruler? click for answer
  • What will happen to the inch worm when we go to metric? click for answer


  • How do you make the number one disappear? click for answer
  • What keeps a square from moving? click for answer
  • What kind of insect is good at math? click for answer
  • Why did the student wear glasses in math class? click for answer
  • What is (108 minus twelve times nine) plus (18 minus nine times two) plus (49 minus seven times seven) plus (144 minus twelve times twelve) plus (121 minus eleven times eleven) plus (64 minus sixteen times four)? click for answer

  • If one's not enough, two's company and three's a crowd, what's four and five? click for answer

  • Peter had twelve ear buds in front of him. He took one away. Now he had nine in front of him. How is this possible? click for answer

  • How can you add eight 8's to get the number 1,000? (only using addition) click for answer

  • How is simplifying fractions like powdering your nose? click for answer

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