Have you ever wondered why almost all competitive exams have mathematics as a subject? Or why do parents and teachers put so much emphasis on mathematics? Well, this is not because math is difficult. Well, it is, but the reason why the world emphasizes mathematics is because the subject has great importance in our lives. Talk about any field and we will tell you how it relates to mathematics.

Since mathematics is so important, but often hated by many, we have strived to make it a desirable and digestible subject for all of us. No, we do not intend to teach you through this blog. Instead, we will present some exciting math puzzles that will create a little space in your heart for the topic.

## Math Riddles with Answers:

### Mathematical riddle 1:

Sam bought a long ladder, 65 feet long. He kept the ladder leaning against a straight wall. The bottom of the wall is 25 feet away from Sam’s ladder. Sam now lowers the top end of the ladder along the wall 8 feet. How far is the ladder from the wall now?

### Mathematical riddle 2:

Max deposited $1,000 in January 2001 in a private bank near his home. The bank offers 10% interest compounded annually. At the end of each year, Max withdrew a fixed amount. However, something strange happened to him. When Max withdrew the lump sum at the end of 2003, there was no money left in his account. What is the fixed amount that Max used to withdraw?

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### Mathematical riddle 3:

Here comes a mathematical puzzle based on geometry. Susan placed a cylinder inside a cone that had a height and base radius of 21 cm. What do you think is the maximum possible volume of the cylinder?

Wondering where the answers are? Here are the answers you may need.

Math Riddle 1: Sam bought a long ladder, 65 feet long. He kept the ladder leaning against a straight wall. The bottom of the wall is 25 feet away from Sam’s ladder. Sam now lowers the top end of the ladder along the wall 8 feet. How far is the ladder from the wall now?

Answer: 14 feet.

Mathematical riddle 2:

Max deposited $1,000 in January 2001 in a private bank near his home. The bank offers 10% interest compounded annually. At the end of each year, Max withdrew a fixed amount. However, something strange happened to him. When Max withdrew the lump sum at the end of 2003, there was no money left in his account. What is the fixed amount that Max used to withdraw?

Answer: $402.11

Mathematical riddle 3:

Here comes a mathematical puzzle based on geometry. Susan placed a cylinder inside a cone that had a height and base radius of 21 cm. What do you think is the maximum possible volume of the cylinder?

Answer: 43123cm

These math puzzles were super interesting. Don’t worry, we will pose many more mathematical puzzles of this type.

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