Questions tagged [calculation-puzzle]

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

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The result is 7 game

The goal of this game is to find the lowest score for the 10 equations below. 0 ? 0 ? 0 ?...
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Can you Solve it [duplicate]

----- + ----- + -----= 30 Use only (1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15)
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Construct $\sqrt{3}$ using every natural number

Construct $\sqrt{3}$ using every natural number $n\in \mathbb{N}$ (1, 2, 3, 4...) exactly once and the operations addition ($+$) and division ($\div$).
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A Number Game puzzle

Our team has created 9 math puzzles with ranging difficulty. Let me share one of them. At the beginning a number is given to you. Your objective is to get a different number by making choices. Here's ...
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Writing differences on a blackboard

The numbers 25 and 36 are written on a blackboard. At each turn, a player writes on the blackboard the (positive) difference between two numbers already on the blackboard, if this number does not ...
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The fantastic matrix

Here's another question that I have been asked in an interview lately. Let $M$ be an $n × n$ matrix whose values are $”+”$ and $”-”$. M is called fantastic if it is possible to make all it's values $”...
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Fill two dimensional list by meeting given conditions

Suppose you have a 2D array - a list that exits in both x and y axis - which is 4 x 4, and you need to fill the table by putting numbers in it obeying following restrictions. Each cell is able ...
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Infinite dials to reset ever?

I have an infinite number of dials with red needles that rotate $n\in\mathbb{Z^+}$ times every second. They all start pointing North. Will they simultaneously all point North ever again?
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How to make 18 from 1, 3, 4, 8

This question was on my sister's 5th-grade homework, practicing order of operations. It was to make 18, using the numbers 1, 3, 4, 8 and the operations +, -, and *. The instructions imply using each ...
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Albrecht Durer Inspired Magic Square

A magic square is an n-dimensional matrix in which each row, column, and main diagonal sums to the same 'magic number' (denoted by s). A normal magic square uses each of the numbers from 1 to n ...
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How to solve this puzzling?

20190309,245111132328,331508165892,51222189610023,? A friend of mine gave me this number puzzling but I have no idea what is the logic. Does anyone know how to solve?
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Digital Font Puzzle. One easy the other may be not

In the Digital Font shown below, each letter is made up of line segments. For example letter A has 6, B has 7, C has 4 segments and so on. Question 1 ( Easy) Which english number, when spelled out ...
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What's Bob's age again?

I created this problem myself, but I did have inspiration. Today is a special day, I'm moving out of my parent's house. My father comes to me and says "Wow, you're half my age. On the day we moved ...
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Jug problem with 3 jugs [3, 4, 5] [closed]

How do you get 10 and 11 liters from 3, 4, and 5 liter jugs?
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The master puzzle

Take any angle in a circle Divide that respective angle in equal proportions up to infinity intervals . Then apply a pattern that I had given below . The numbers you obtain after doing so should be ...
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Using only 1s, make 29 with the minimum number of digits

Use the minimum number of ones to make 29. Here is the list of operations permitted: "Standard" operations, such as: $x+y$, $x-y$, $x\times y$, $x\div y$ Negation: $-x$ Exponentiation of two numbers:...
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Homeostasis logic/math problem

I'm trying to derive a generic formula for a programming algorithm. I might be overthinking this or underthinking it... we'll see. Each of the triangles below represents a container. Each container ...
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Word Puzzle: Find The Maximum Words (+Mystery Clue)

Similar to the heart of this, but with different rules, I have developed a new word puzzle. Partial answers which answer part of it correctly will be upvoted! Your objective is to find the maximum ...
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Is it possible to methodically find the total of ways to read a given phrase making a stack? [closed]

I have been going in circles for a few days now with this word-search puzzle and I still cannot find a clever solution to the problem. Is there a systematic approach that doesn't involve guessing? The ...
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What is the next sequence of numbers?

Seven and seven is forty-two, Eight and nine are fifty; Ten and eleven are sixty-two, And twelve and twelve are five. What is the next sequence of numbers?
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What is next in the number sequence?

Two and two is four, But three and three is nine; Four and four is eighty, But five and five is none. What is the next line in the sequence?
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You surely don't want to score 100/100

The Story: Today, the Maths quizzes are handed out by the teacher. You got 100/100. Everyone got 100/100. But you're not happy with it. Everyone's not happy with it. You want to ...
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Create all numbers from 1-100 by using 1,3,3,7

Create all the numbers from $1$ to $100$ using the numbers $1,$$3,$$3,$ and $7.$ You can only use each number once, except for the $3,$ of which you have two. You can use addition $(x+y),$ ...
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Create all numbers from 1-100 using 1,3,3,6

Create all the numbers from $1$ to $100$ using the numbers $1$,$3$,$3$, and $6$. You can only use each number once, except for the $3$, of which you have two. You can use addition ($x+y$), ...
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A puzzle in kindergarten's book

I found the following puzzle in a kindergarten book: Can anyone give a clear explanation as to what the answer is and why? The first time I tried to solve it I got an answer of 6, by noting that the ...
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How do I make numbers 50-100 using only the numbers 2, 0, 1, 9?

Rules Use ALL the digits in the year $2019$ (you may not use any other numbers except $2, 0, 1, 9$) to write mathematical expressions that give results for the numbers 50 to 100. You may use the ...
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Find the missing number in grid

When I doing the IQ paper last Sunday, I found an interesting question. Using that I made a different puzzle. Hint 01: Hint 02: Hint 03: Hint 04: Text version: 25 13 43 35 66 53 45 -- 63 55 ...
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Write $\sqrt{5}$ as sums of powers of $1 + \sqrt{2}$? [closed]

The number $A = 1 + \sqrt{2}$ solve the equation $A^2 = 1 + 2 \sqrt{2} + 2 = 1+2A$. We also have that $$0 < \dots < A^{-2} < A^{-1} < 1 < A < A^2 < \dots $$ The powers are in ...
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What will be the next term in this mathematical sequence?

What will be next in this series? $$0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, ...$$ I've tried it and noticed that the numbers are multiples of six. But I couldn't make a relation between them.
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Who gets more money?

There are two people eating bread. One of them has 5 loaves of bread; the other one has 3. They invited a third person to eat with them. They ate all 8 loaves of bread, and out of appreciation he gave ...
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Help solving a math puzzle table

I am struggling to find the answer. Here is the source: math logic puzzle phone app.
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5 Digit Code Puzzle

We have a 5 digit code, any place can take 1 2 or 3. How do I find where the 2 is placed (if placed) knowing this criteria? 1) If the 1st digit is not a 3 then the 2nd is. 2) If the 1st ...
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How many possibilities are there for the buried treasure?

You have discovered a map to some buried treasure on an island the shape of a circle. The map has 9 markers which represent posts situated on the edges of the island. The 9 posts are located; North, ...
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Simple and intriguing

Five friends are sharing information about the marbles they have attempting to derive the total amount of marbles they own without disclosing to others the amount each own. They decide to do it by ...
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14sums - the diamond standard

My initial question had lots of answers, and my second had too many constraints. So, I have removed some constraints and added another. Same rules as before, but we are now using $[0,6]\cap\mathbb{Z}$....
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Doubling/tripling puzzle: make 1 from 1536 in as few steps as possible

You start with the number 1536. Your mission is to get to 1 in as few steps as possible. At each step, you may either multiply or divide the number you have, by either 2 or 3; but, only if the result ...
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Sequence puzzle in rows [duplicate]

The below is a number puzzle. It should be read left to right, top to bottom. Question 1: What is the next two rows of numbers? Question 2: How was this reached?
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How do I make 76 using only the numbers 2,0,1,9? [closed]

I must use each number 2,0,1,9 (only once) to come up with an answer of 76
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21sums - more constraints

My initial question had lots of answers, as we can practically choose the middle square to be anything we want, and work outwards to the exterior edges, with the corners providing the flexibility ...
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9sums - a logical deduction puzzle

Each set of minuses contains an integer in the range [1,5]. The given numbers are the sum of the surrounding 4 numbers. --- --- --- --- 13 14 11 --- --- --- --- 11 ...
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Through which number we can remove the question mark?

I'm trying to solve this puzzle but so much confused and can't understand even.Please help me to solve this puzzle and also explain briefly.
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Which two numbers replaces the question mark?

I was solving some number puzzles. I am finding difficulty in solving this puzzle: which two numbers will replace the question marks? I need answer with explanation.
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What is the next number in the given series?

I know that next number questions are not popular here, but this one is tough and I couldn't figure out the pattern. To give an idea one of the questions had a pattern of Prime(Fib(n)). So this is ...
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Time-Motion puzzle

Time and Motion studies are well established. Here is an easy question: It takes 8 men 6 months to build 2 houses at a cost of $50,000. It takes 10 men 5 months to build 3 houses at a cost of ...
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Solve this puzzle. I created for my friend for FUN :)

My friend is very good at puzzles. so i thought of creating one by myself and try to see if he can solve. Finally I succeeded and he gave up. Interested people can try. Hint: use all four arithmetic ...
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What is the value of X?

24 6 63 132 4 14 23 x 17 The answer is either : 21, 14, 3 or 2
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Find out the correct number

Find out the correct number to replace the question mark. Source: Beijing Aidi International School summer test (2018-08-21). Author: 坦途国际教育
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What is the expected result? [duplicate]

I found the following puzzle through social media websites, What is the expected result? It seems to be easy. But, it needs concentration.
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A Maximising Puzzle Gift for my Girlfriend and I's 28th month Anniversary

The 28th of december 2018 will exactly be the 28th month since I date my fabulous girlfriend, by this time she'll be 18 years old. Here's a puzzle I'll give her this day : Classical part Maximize $...
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make this sum using only +

A bit of a speed question this, first correct answer gets the check. Although you are allowed to use computers, it might be quicker not to. By placing only $+$ signs between some of the numbers on the ...