# 10 Mathematics Puzzles which can be solved only by Top 10% People in the World – TRY THEM!

These Mathematics puzzles seem to be easy and uncomplicated but they tend to challenge people to concentrate and analyze deeply the problem before they give incorrect answers! These puzzles were created to test a person’s intelligence! So, if you are up to the challenge, then grab a paper and a pencil and get ready to answer these problems! Here are 10 mathematical puzzles which can be solved only by top 10% people in the world! The solutions to these puzzles can be found at the end of the article!

### 1. How much is the cost!

A notepad and pen together cost \$1.10. The notepad costs \$1 more than the pen. How much the pen and the notepad cost?

### 2. Parrots and cages

Bruce owns a pet store. He puts one parrot per cage, but has one bird too many! If he puts two parrots in each cage, he has one cage too many.

How many cages and parrots does he have?

### 3. What is the number?

I am a three digit number. My tens digit is five more than my one digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than my 10 digit.

What number am I?

### 4. The snail in the pit!

A snail is at the bottom of a 20 meters deep pit trying to get out. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards.

How many days does it take for the snail to get out of the pit?

### 5. How much Loss does the shopkeeper face?

A lady buys good worth \$200 from a shop. (Assume shopkeeper is selling goods with zero profit) The lady gives him \$1000 note. The shopkeeper gets the change from the next shop and keeps \$200 for himself and returns \$800 to the lady. Later the shopkeeper of the next shop comes with \$1000 note saying “duplicate” and takes his money back!

How much loss does the shopkeeper face?

### 6. How many months?

Some months have 31 days, while others have 30 days!

How many months have 28 days? (It’s surely not February!)

What is the total? (If your answer is 5000, then you are wrong my friend!)

### 8. Planting trees

A gardener planted 10 tress in 5 rows. Each row had 4 trees in it!

How is it possible?

### 9. How many bricks?

How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of bricks? (If you think it’s 40,000 or 100,000 then you are most definitely wrong!)

### 10. King Tut!

King tut dies 120 years after king Eros was born. Their combined ages when they died was 100 years. King Eros died in the year 40 B.C.

In what year was king tut born?

### And now for the answers:

Problem 1: Notepad costs \$1.05 and the pen costs \$0.05!

Problem 2: Bruce has 3 cages and 4 parrots. (If he puts 1 parrot per cage, he is left with an extra parrot. If he puts 2 parrots per cage, he is left with an extra cage!)

Problem 3: The answer is 194!

Problem 4: 16 days   for the first 15 days, it will climb a total of 15 meters (5m up minus 4m down is 1m per day). On the 16th day, it will only have left 5m left and upon climbing its daily 5m, it will get out before sliding back!

Problem 5: \$1200! (The \$200 that the woman took and \$1000 that the other shopkeeper took!)

Problem 6: All 12 months have 28 days!

Problem 7: The answer is actually 4100! Did you get the correct answer?

Problem 8: The gardener planted the trees in the shape of a star!

Problem 9: It would take just one brick (the very last one!) to complete a building! Wasn’t that tricky?

Problem 10: King Tut was born in 20 B.C.  There were 120 years between the birth of king Eros and the death of king tut but since their ages amounted to only 100 years, there must have been 20 years when neither existed. This would be a period between the death of king Eros 40 BC and the birth of king tut 20 BC!