Math Trick Questions

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If I have to take a tablet every 1/2 hour ,how many did I take in 1 1/2 hrs. ?

 
Answer: 
4 tablets (one now and every 1/2 hour after that)

How many times can you take away 2 from 100?

 
Answer: 
Once! Because after that it's not 100 anymore .

There are 2 mothers, 2daughters, 1 grandma and 1 grandaughter. How many people are there?

 
Answer: 
3 people. one mother is the mother of another daughter. (2 mothers) another mother's child and her child. (2 daughters). 1grandma the oldest one there. 1 grandaughter the smallest.

When does 1+1 not equal 2?

 
Answer: 
When you are wrong.

7+6 IS 12 or 7+6 ARE 12?

 
Answer: 
None. 7+6=13

What did math eat for dinner?

 
Answer: 
Pie

There's a hole 2 ft. wide, 2 ft. long, and 2 ft. deep. How much dirt is in the hole?

 
Answer: 
It's a hole! How can there be any dirt in a hole?

How do you take away 1 from 19 and it would be still 20?

 
Answer: 
When it is the roman number XIX you take away "I" leaving "XX" which is 20.

A + D + 8 = ?

 
Answer: 
88

1+1=

 
Answer: 
2

If eggs are 12 cents a dozen, how much does one hundred eggs cost?

 
Answer: 
.12 DOZEN MAKE THEM A PENNY A PIECE SO THE ANSWER IS 100, NOT 9 AND 1/3RD DOZEN WHICH IS A HUNDRED ALSO BUT WRONG BECAUSE THE QUESTION ASK HOW MANY EGGS NOT HOW MANY DOZEN EGGS!!!!

If your in a race and overtake the 2nd person what are you?

 
Answer: 
2nd- You overtake the 2nd person which puts you into 2nd place!

Imagine you have 20 cupcakes...and you give one away. how many cupcakes can you eat?

 
Answer: 
None, because you are imagining.

How many four cent postal cards are there in a dozen???

 
Answer: 
12

You have 5 apples in a bowl you take 2 out. How many apples do you have?

 
Answer: 
5 (because you still have all 5 apples there just not in the bowl)

I walk into a room where there are 10 people in who are 20 years old 10 who are 19, 10 who are 18 and 10 who are 30. How many people are there in the room?

 
Answer: 
41, the 40 people already in the room plus the one that walked in.

You have a dime and a dollar, you buy a dog and a collar, the dog is a dollar more than the collar, how much is the collar?

 
Answer: 
The collar cost a nickel and the dog $1.05.

How many time can you take 5 from 25?

 
Answer: 
One time, after that it is not 25.

If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, how many do you have?

 
Answer: 
You have the four apples you took away.

A farmer had 15 sheep, and all but 8 died. How many are left?

 
Answer: 
8 of course.