Questions tagged [calculation-puzzle]

A puzzle that involves numerical calculations, such as multiplication and addition. Use with the [mathematics] tag.

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The Alien Survey [closed]

You have decided to complete a survey of the biodiversity of a small island on an alien planet. Due to their neglect of biological studies, they have only a simple set of classes that their animals ...
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Puzzle with numbers in rings

Find $x$ in the following shape.
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Find out the odd one in the diagram

I'm solving puzzle from the book super excellent and intellegent test. Im stuck on these. Someone said answer should be 983. But how? Can anyone tell me the right answer. thanks.
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what number should replace the question mark in hexagon diagram? [closed]

I'm trying to solve this problem from a book, but can't understand how it works. Why is 12 in the center? What should be the missing number?
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Is $\sqrt1*\sqrt2*\dots*\sqrt n$ ever an integer?

Is $\sqrt1*\sqrt2*\dots*\sqrt n$ ever an integer? Note: Deusovi has already given a nice and simple answer. I still wish to welcome more answers as I want to see if there are other ways to approach ...
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Spending 1374.00 US dollars in three days

Jenny received 1374.00 US dollars which she has to spend all or a portion of within 3 days, with the following conditions. The percentage (of her current dollars) which she is allowed to spend each ...
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Adding rows of blanks

I was looking at this short video, and it made me think of a puzzle. Let's say you have this set of equations: ...
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Equation 60 divide by 2 [closed]

This puzzle is from YouTube 60 / 2(10+5) = ? The answer mentioned is 450. The same answer is shown by Google. But, I believe the answer is 2. Is the answer 2 or 450?
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Can you fill the cells by integers? [duplicate]

Can you fill the cells with integers so that all the equalities must be true?
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Make 1-100 using 2 0 2 2

You may use the following: Addition [e.g. 2+2] Subtraction [e.g. 2-2] Multiplication [e.g. 2x2] Division [e.g. 2/2] Decimal point [e.g. 2+.2] Exponents [e.g. 22] {tetration is NOT allowed} Square ...
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Largest pair of consecutive numbers, not greater than a million, that can be expressed with four fours [closed]

What is the largest pair of consecutive numbers, not greater than a million, each of which can be expressed using precisely four fours and an assortment of standard operators (including concatenation, ...
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How old are Jim and John? [closed]

(Disclaimer: I remember a puzzle like this I did a long time ago, but this isn't a direct copy of the puzzle, only it's formatting. If this is appears to be a copy of another riddle, I will simply say ...
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My grandfather's coins

When my grandfather died, he left his fine collection of coins, not more than 2500 of them, to his children, a different number to each of them, and in decreasing amounts according to their ages. To ...
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What is the age of the old man?

In autumn of the year 2003 an old man was asked about his age. He answered: "I was born on a Sunday morning in summer and I celebrated my seventh birthday on a Sunday morning too!" How old ...
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Work to time ratio! [closed]

Once Valera left the house, walked to the villa, painted 11 fence boards there, and returned home 2 hours after leaving. Another day, Valera went to the villa with Olga, together they painted 8 fence ...
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Split 1 through 6 into a product of 24 and sum of 12

How many ways are there to split the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 into two groups, such that the product of the numbers in one group is 24 and the sum of the numbers in the other group is 12? An ...
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Calculation Sudoku

Here is a new quiz from my daily quiz calendar. I'm trying to find a way to solve it. The numbers 1-6 should be filled in. And like a sudoku, each row and each column should contain each number ...
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Not a music rebus

What is the 6-letter word that associates with this rebus? Helpness Meter 1: Helpness Meter 2:
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Find the pattern of the following series: 7 × 3 = 5? [closed]

I recently came across a certain question which I was not able to solve. It was as follows: 7 × 3 = 5 9 × 5 = 41 15 × 11 = ?? Can you tell me the logic behind this?
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Multiplying English numbers is strange too

It seems that the English-speaking people multiply the numbers in the very same way that the Portuguese add them: while the latter say that 2+2=8, the former claim that 2×2 is 8: ...
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Pirates dividing booty around a circular table

A group of pirates have plundered one of his majesty's cargo ships and they all carried as much gold coins as each one could find. When they get back to their ship, they sit at a round table and pass ...
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A Clear, Simple, Geometry Problem [closed]

Draw a shape consisting of all the points equidistant from a specific point. Furthermore, draw a segment passing through a side of the shape exactly twice, and draw another segment so that it also ...
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Calculation - the hard way

This is a puzzle I love to play with my math students and I hope you will enjoy it too: You are given the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 exactly once. Your target is a number, e.g. 36. Can you create a ...
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Reverse Engineer Chess Software Calculations

TLDR Just the Puzzle Given a number n and a weight w the function f will result in a weighted number r as follows. f(n, w) = r n can be a number from 0 to 200 w can be a number from -100 to 100 (...
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Does this equation make sense?

"The two sides of this equation appear to be different, don't they?" asked Grandpa I looked at the numbers he had written on a piece of paper and nodded in agreement. 2011 = 1012 "Can ...
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To equip hand sanitizers

There was an event held by a group. In this COVID-19 era, there were many hardships in equipping quarantine supplies, in addition to carrying out the event. Several bottles of the same hand sanitizer ...
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A Cryptic Cryptarithm

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Solve these puzzles to reveal why I made them. Matriarch mostly prepared oats for American airline location? (8) AIRLINE + LOCATION = ? 51 ...
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In computer science Using the digit 4 exactly four times and 4 signs only and only the operation + is allowed how to get 10? [closed]

in computer science Using the digit 4 exactly four times and 4 signs only and only the operation + is allowed how to get 10? for example: $(44 - 4) / 4 = 10$ does not work because 44 is a number ...
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Table of mathematical expressions - fill in 1-9

Fill in the numbers 1 through 9 in the 9 empty cells (each number appears exactly once) to make the row and column expressions equal to the number at the end of the row or column. Regular math ...
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A challenge to make 1 - 100 [closed]

So this challenge is you have (don't have to) make the numbers 1 - 100 by using the numbers 1, 3, 4, 6 only once. I'm stuck on how to make 54. Can anyone help me? P. S. You can use +, -, ÷, x, ! And ...
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digits in descending order equals 2022

Happy New Year! Here's a nice puzzle for you guys. 2021 has started and can be written as $$ (-9+8)*7-6*(5-(4+3)^{2+1})+0=2021 $$ Ofcourse many other solutions are possible! So, the obvious puzzle is:...
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Cut the string!

There are five pieces of blue string on the table with different lengths, the total length of which is 30 cm. There are also five pieces of red string with different lengths, the total length of which ...
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Place 4 players to make 6 distances between pairs

Is it possible to place 4 players on a football field in such a way that the 6 distances between every pair of them are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 meters? Source: Moscow Math Olympiad 2001 (Look Inside to Page ...
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Drawing a line with a ruler [closed]

Imagine we have a ruler on which just numbers 0 and 2 and 5 are marked and the rest numbers are erased. How could we draw a 6 cm line by this ruler?
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Four rational numbers whose product is 10 and whose sum is 0

It has been shown that every positive integer is the product of four rational numbers whose sum is 0. Thus: ...
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Long division cryptarithm - KLMN/HIJ = K

The problem statement: Solve the following long division problem. Each letter represents a unique digit (0-9) ...
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Form a magic square with assorted numbers

Arrange the following numbers in a way such that all rows, columns and the diagonals add up to the same number. ...
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Use only πs to get e

I am taking this puzzle from inspiration from the Four Fours to get Pi puzzle. The puzzle rules are just slightly different. Here are the rules: You are trying to get as close to e as possible with ...
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Addition table with hidden digits

Similar to the previous puzzle, find the values behind the letters. ...
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Yet another mixed sum

An instance of this puzzle is here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/16/can-you-solve-it-the-srcmalbed-nmebur-plzuze a) It has been swhon taht to raed a txet the oedrr in wihch the ...
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How do you find the sum of the digits contiguous to one which is situated in a three by three table?

The problem is as follows: I am placing the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares of a 3 x 3 board. I start by placing the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 as shown in the figure. For the number 5, the sum of the ...
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Some mathematical magic

The magician will perform some mathematical magic. He asks his guest to secretly pick any two digit number and then perform a number of operations on it. If the number is even, divide by 2, if it is ...
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This puzzle's value is 334

The 28th of october is valued by 40. This sentence is valued by 17. This paragraph is valued by 143. This puzzle is valued by 334. Can you give the value of Puzzling StackExchange?
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #05 - It's Yahtzee, Jim, but not as we know it

This is the fifth Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Find the mass of a specific weight given information about other groups

The problem is as follows: Vincent has 19 different calibrated weights whose weights are 1g, 2g, 3g, and so on up to 19g. Nine of them are made from steel, nine are made from brass, and the remaining ...
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Given pairs of weights find individual values

The problem is as follows: A kid has five marbles. These marbles have different weights and the child weighs them in pairs in all possible ways. He records the weights in his notebook. These are the ...
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Find the competition rankings of three people based on their final scores

I found this puzzle in my Logic and Reason book from 2000's. The topic is ordering information. From the looks of it seems to be an adaptation from a reprinted version of Martin Gardner's 70's book of ...
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A logical puzzle about a pet shop

I am an undergraduate student studying languages and give private lessons to secondary school students to help them learn English. Recently one of them suddenly asked me during a lesson whether I ...
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Sum with letters, find the values

In the following addition setup, each letter correspond to a unique digit. Find the different values of the letters. Requirement: r is not equal to 0. ...
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Using the number 8 6 4 2 = either 19 or 17 [closed]

The numbers can only be used once. You can use any operator from BEDMAS.

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