# Will You Solve These 15 Tricky Problems?

Shai K.
Welcome to another challenging math quiz. This time we've shown little mercy at getting you some very creative and tricky math problems to solve. Take your time and think it over carefully, we hope you can do math in your head! There are 15 questions and they get harder as you proceed...

A snail is at the bottom of a 20 foot deep pit. Every day the snail climbs 5 feet upwards, but at night it slides 1 foot back downwards. How many days does it take before the snail reaches the top of the pit?
5
4
10
20

Shmaigen earned a 94% on her first test, 79% on the 2nd, and 85% on the 3rd, what is her score average?
86%
84%
88%
89%

A Coin is tossed and a die is rolled. what are the chances to get a Heads and a Six?
1 in 24
1 in 12
1 in 6
1 in 36

There is a box full of marbles, all but two are blue, all but two are green, and all but two are red. How many marbles are in the box?
3
6
9
12

If 1+9+8=1, what is 2+8+9?
10
9
2
4

A car's odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number (same from start to end as end to start). What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?
110 miles
220 miles
376 miles
100 miles

Dan is 54 years old, and his father Oscar is 80. How many years ago was Oscar three times the age of his son Dan?
41
21
31
12

On the first day of the month, I kept a dollar in my piggy bank. On the second, I kept two dollars and on the third, I kept three and so on. On my birthday, I had a total of 276 dollars in my piggy bank. Can you find out on which day of the month was my birthday?
23
21
13
12

A girl, a boy and a dog start walking down a road. They start at the same time, from the same point, in the same direction. The boy walks at 5 km/h, the girl at 6 km/h. The dog runs from boy to girl and back again with a constant speed of 10 MPH. The dog does not slow down on the turn. How far does the dog travel in 1 hour?
10 miles
11 miles
1 miles
6 miles

Which is more: The number of seconds in a day or the number of hours in 10 years?
Seconds in a day
Hours in 10 years

Two travelers spend from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock walking along a level road, up a hill and back again. Their pace is 4 mph on the level, 3 mph uphill, and 6 mph downhill. How far do they walk?
24 Miles
12 Miles
36 Miles
15 Miles

Continuing from the last question: At what TIME did the travelers reach the top of the hill?
3:30
3:00
4:30
2:30

My grandson is about as old in days as my son is in weeks. He is also as many months old as I am in years. Together, the three of us are 140 years old. How old am I?
84
55
72
98

You have accidentally left the bath without a plug and are attempting to fill the bath with both taps full on. The hot tap takes 6 minutes to fill the bath. The cold tap takes 2 minutes and the water empties through the plug hole in 4 minutes. In how many minutes will the bath be filled?
2 minutes 24 seconds
3 minutes 12 seconds
4 minutes exactly
1 minute and 35 seconds

A toughie: Three prime numbers add up to 100. Of the three numbers, one of them is more than a third but less than a half of another. Find the three numbers.
33, 33, 33
31,2,67
52,46,2
32,43,25
Sorry, It's a Fail
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