This No-Calculator Math Test Is Stumping People With A PhD

One person's constant is another person's variable

Cody Cross
Created by Cody Cross
On Sep 6, 2020
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Even people with a PhD cannot get a perfect score in this tricky, strictly no-calculator math drill. Can you score at least 15/25? Give it a shot, and let us know how well you did.

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John is taller than Jon, and Jane is shorter than John. Which is accurate?

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What comes next in the series:
24, 23, 21, 18, 14, __

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What is the square root of 225?

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Which is divisible by 4 without a remainder?

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Lucy, 12 years old, is three times as old as Kim. How old will she be when she's twice as old as Kim?

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I have figs. I eat 1 and give half the remainder to Rob. I eat another, and throw half of what's left away. I now have 5 figs. I started with...

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8 + 8 ÷ 8 + 8 x 8 – 8 = ?

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I bought lunch for 3 friends. If I spent $30 and had to pay a 15% tip, what was the tip?

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My grandson weighs 44 pounds plus half his own weight. How much does he weigh?

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If X is bigger than Y but smaller than Z, then:

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Pick 3 different numbers whose product and sum always give the same answer

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Eric's salary is $2000 more than Rachel's. Together they make $5800. Rachel makes...

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A plane flew for 4 hours AGAINST a 10 mph wind. It then flew for 3 hours WITH the same wind. The plane flew 3560 miles. Find the rate of the plane in still air.

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When you add the square root of 81 to 12 squared, what do you get?

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1 + 1 × ¼ + 1 − 1 = ?

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Ron was 0.3 of his father's age this year. If he's 12 this year, how old was his father when he was born?

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When I get multiplied by any number, the sum of the figures in the product is always me.
What am I?

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Which is divisible by 7 without a remainder?

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Which number is equal to the quarter of its square?

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During a 5-day festival, the number of visitors tripled each day. If the festival opened on a Thursday with 345 visitors, what was the attendance on Sunday?

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The average of three numbers is V. If one of the numbers is Z and another is Y, what is the remaining number?

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You reduce the price of a product by 20%. What percentage of the reduced price must you increase to put the product back to its original price?

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Which number doesn't belong in the following series:
0, 1, 2, 4, 9, 16

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Simon bought a boat for $6300. He then sold it for 15% profit. How much money did he sell the boat for?

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10 x 0.25 = ?

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