# Arithmetic Riddles

A collection of Arithmetic Riddles for fun and pleasure! Tease your brain with these riddles, then click to show or hide the answer.

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Why did the dentist need to know math?

Because they may need to do a square root canal.

What do you get if you add two apples and three apples?

Why did the amoeba flunk the math test?

What makes arithmetic hard work?

What are ten things you can always count on?

Why are misers good math teachers?

What kind of pliers do you use in arithmetic?

What do you call three feet of trash?

Why did the man sleep with a ruler?

What is a forum?

Why did the boy’s mother sew him 3 socks?

How do you make seven even?

What happens when you cross a friend and a calculator?

What did the zero say to the eight?

Where do mathematicians go shopping?

Why did the math class not have desks?

What happened to the plant in the math class?

How do you get straight A’s?

Why is the meter stick such a stubborn ruler?

What will happen to the inch worm when we go to metric?

How do you make the number one disappear?

What keeps a square from moving?

What kind of insect is good at math?

Why did the student wear glasses in math class?

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)?

If one’s not enough, two’s company and three’s a crowd, what’s four and five?

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?

The remaining buds were arranged to form the figure of 9

How can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000? (only using addition)

How is simplifying fractions like powdering your nose?

You improve the appearance without changing the value

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