# These 10 math riddles seem easy, but at least one of them will confuse you

The tricky riddles you will find below require only basic knowledge of math, yet most people will definitely find some of them difficult to solve. Only a genius can figure out all of them without cheating. Are you ready?

*Click on the riddle to see the solution.*

#### #1

444 + 44 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 500

#### #2

She was born on February 29th of a leap year.

#### #3

The Order of Operations says that multiplication comes before addition. So:

2 + 2 × 2 = 2 + 4

2 + 4 = 6

So the answer is **6.**

#### #4

The answer is **1, 2 and 3**

a = 1, b = 2 and c = 3

a + b + c = z ⇒ 1 + 2 + 3 = 6

a × b × c = z ⇒ 1 × 2 × 3 = 6**If you have another possible answer for this equation, share it in the comments!**

#### #5

3, 2, 4 = 10 ⇒ 3 × 2 + 4 = 10

4, 3, 5 = 17 ⇒ 4 × 3 + 5 = 17

5, 4, 6 = 26 ⇒ 5 × 4 + 6 = 26

6, 5, 7 = 37 ⇒ 6 × 5 + 7 = 37

7, 6, 8 =?? ⇒ 7 × 6 + 8 = **50**

#### #6

The first step: simplify the addition inside of the parentheses.

6÷2(1+2) = 6÷2(3)

According to the order of operations, division and multiplication have the same precedence, so the correct order is to evaluate from left to right. First take 6 and divide it by 2, and then multiply by 3.

6÷2×3 = 3×3 = 9**This gets us to the correct answer of 9.**

#### #7

According to the Order of Operations, first comes multiplication, then division, addition, subtraction.

2 – 2 x 2 + 2 = ?

2 – 4 + 2 = ?

2 – 2 = 0

#### #8

She left $12,000. One half plus one quarter plus one-sixth equals eleven-twelfths. So, the remainder, $1,000, is one-twelfth of the whole, which must have been $12,000.

#### #9

The answer is 86. When it is turned upside down and flipped, it becomes 98, which is 12 more than 86.

#### #10

First we start with multiplication:

3 × 3 = 9

Now the equation is 3 + 9 - 3 + 3

Then comes the addition and subtraction.

So the final answer is **12.**

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