Questions tagged [calculation-puzzle]

A puzzle that involves numerical calculations, such as multiplication and addition.

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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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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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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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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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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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Using the numbers 8642 = 9 [closed]

Using any calculation in BEDMAS use the numbers 8645 = 9 Numbers can only be repeated once.
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10 dummies play a game of Among Us

This puzzle is based on Among Us; however, knowledge of the game is not required for this puzzle. 10 dummies are on a spaceship, in which there are 3 impostors and 7 crewmates. For the sake of ...
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Find the missing value in the given figure

Find the missing value value in the given below figure Choose the correct option : (a) 22 (b) 34 (c) 36 Could anyone give me hint to crack the logic in this figure to get the missing value? I tried a ...
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Math Challenge: Create 8

Using only $2$, $7$, and $7$ (each one must be used only once) and only using the operations $+$, $-$, $\times$, $\div$, $\textrm{^}$, and parentheses, make 8. You can also use decimals.
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The waking of Mr. Greene [duplicate]

I always enjoyed math problems that, at first sight, seemed hard to solve but, if you look them from the right perspective, they turned to be really easy. One of my favorites is: Mr. Greene takes the ...
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The Range of Taxi Fares [closed]

You are in the back of a NYC taxi, and know exactly how fare your trip was in miles (m), and exactly how long it took in hours (t). The taxi driver gives you bill, but you want to make sure they've ...
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I don't want the smallest one, I want the second-smallest one

Inspired by my struggles with a certain open-source online learning platform's grading system: You are working in a computer language with a limited set of built-in functions. You have a set of $m$ ...
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Find the ages of mathematician's children

Mathematician: "It was the August of 1997 when they barged into my house..." - Here is his story: Students surprised their mathematics teacher with a cake on his birthday. The teacher was ...
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Escaping the Infinite Blackboard

You wake up in a world with an infinite blackboard and hear a voice. "Let's play a little game. In front of you is a infinite blackboard. You may create a new number by adding a power of $2$ to ...
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Here's an ancient puzzle [duplicate]

Two market women were selling their apples, one at three for a penny and the other at two for a penny. One day they were both called away when each had thirty apples unsold: these they handed to a ...
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How to find the number of ways to go from one point to another in a truncated structure?

I've found this problem in my book "Riddles and reason" and after several attempts I still have no idea how to tackle it. The problem is as follows: The figure from below shows a truncated ...
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Whose birthday is it?

A group of people have gathered for a birthday celebration. Their ages are related as follows: The product of the 1st person's and the 2nd person's ages is $311\frac{2}{3}$ plus the 3rd person's age. ...
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Calculation puzzle 012

What's A + B = ? I found A=60 and B=63x4=252, thus A+B=60+252=312; but, source says that's wrong answer. Source: This question was asked in YTU exam for int'l students in 2018. I have discussed about ...
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Calculation puzzle 011

Find the missing number. ...
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Calculation puzzle 010

Find the missing number in the sequence. 2 9 28 65 ? 217 Source: This question is taken from YTU YOS 2018 exam. I have mentioned them in other posts.
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Maximum amount of the Letter-Number-game

There is a number-game which you play like this: You think of a number eg. $8$. Then think: How many letters does this number have? In our example: $5$ And now do step one with $5$ This goes on ...
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Another problem with ages

Remember the famous three kids problem with the oldest one who plays the piano? Take a look at the next one: A priest and a verger were travelling on a train carriage with three more passengers.Then ...
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The ferries over Mississippi

Here's an old challenge from an old book (I think it goes like this, if I remember well): There is a place on Mississippi river between Missouri and Kentucky where are two ferry boats: the vintage ...
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Can a 10*10 binary puzzle have more than 1 solution? [closed]

I was trying to solve 10*10 binary puzzle and when I checked with the answer given in the book, the solution in it was different from mine. I did not repeat 1 or 0 more than twice in any row or column....
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Calculation puzzle 009

Well, we are continuing with what is x series. ...
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Calculation puzzle 008

What is x? ...
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Calculation puzzle 007

What is x? 76 26 24 24 30 x There is a connection between these numbers. Based on that connection, find x. Possible answer is Source: This question was ...
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What is the value of ⍰?

This is a question that I have been unable to figure out an answer to. Moreover I can't figure out what it relates to. It was given on a programming proficiency test. the question mark symbol ...
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Painted faces on a cube

Here's another challenge I used to give to my students: Let's begin with a bunch of little white cubes assembled into a big white cube. All the little white cubes are equal. Then I decide to paint ...
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The river and the log

I gave the next problem to my students the other day to show them that, if we learn to see our problems in a different new point of view, we may be solving them on a much simpler way. A lumberjack ...
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Competitive puzzles

Do you know any sort of puzzles that can work in the context of a short competition? In other words, puzzles that have these features: The premise should be fairly simple to follow (but the solution ...
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Crosswords: Maximum number of words in an n×n grid

What is the maximum number of "words spaces" that can be in an n×n crossword, based on the placement of the shaded squares. Some limitations No word can be less than 3 spaces in length ...
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What number should be placed in that last slot? [closed]

I came across a very difficult puzzle. What number should be placed in that last slot? I only know 16 is not the correct answer, because 11 is before 10.
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Dog's mead AKA The Little Pigley Farm

This is not a puzzle, this is a question about a certain puzzle, Dog's mead. Several forms of this puzzle have been known, and I'm referring to this particular form. There are some history on that ...
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Find the missing numbers in these flowers

Can you figure out the pattern and solve for the three missing numbers? All petals and centers each contain a single digit. There is a unique solution for each missing number. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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How many scouts are there?

At camp every tent is given a number. My twin lives at the reverse of my tent number. The difference between our tent numbers ends in two. What are the lowest possible numbers of our tents? A problem ...
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Calculation puzzle 006

Find the number which corresponds to the place indicated by the question mark. ...
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Calculation puzzle 005

396 ? 556 99 872 664 I tried to solve it but to no avail. Possible answers are 666, 491, 654, 999 and 917; since, the exam was multiple choice we were ...
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A Covid-19 puzzle: Alcohol for your School!

You are the principal of a primary school in HK. Schools are resuming soon, and you have to ensure that your school have enough alcohol. Each of the 30 classrooms should have a bottle containing 500mL ...
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Find the next country and the parameters

I created this puzzle. Denmark = [1 or 4, 11880, 1, 15, 4.433687003, 4 or 5] India = [11803, 381024, -1, 23, 0.3706062241, 5] New Zealand = [8916100448256 or 302875106592253, 43680, -1, 40, 0....
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Wizard creating a jewelry

I have a puzzle game which I am not sure how to prove that I have the right answer. The Puzzle is the following: We have a wizard which makes very special jewelry (a straight line with beads). ...
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Numbers Relation Puzzle

I've written a numbers relation puzzle, I'd like to share it with you and see what you fellas think. ------ Try to find the relation between the numbers------ Good to know: there are 2 parameters ...
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Three tables, One logic and Nine numbers to guess

Here is a table divided in three parts, the first two (the green and the yellow ones) are completely clear, while the last one (which is red) has 9 numbers to guess (α1, β1, γ1, δ1, α2, β2, γ2, δ2 and,...
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Create integers using 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and +, -

There are numbers $1, 2,3,4,5,6,7$ and signs '$+$' and '$-$'. Using only these numbers and signs, you can compose expressions and calculate the sum (difference). Concatenation operation is not valid. ...
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Logical task for math

I have one Math puzzle to which I think I found the solution but wanted to check your opinion on it. The puzzle is the following: George has 1 banknote of 100 (the currency does not matter. Lets name ...
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Which is higher John's new salary or Brad's salary or equal? [closed]

John's salary is 30% less than Brad's salary. John left work and joined a new institution, where his salary was 30% higher than his old salary. Which is higher John's new salary or Brad's salary or ...

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