Young mathematicians


1. A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12  pounds?

2.  Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can't fill it up. What is it?

3. Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

4.  He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?

5.  If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?

6.  If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don't have it. What is it?

7.  You can't keep this until you have given it.

8. Take off my skin, I won't cry, but you will. What am I?

9.  What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it? You can't buy it in a bookstore or take it from the library.

10.  What can go up and come down without moving?

11.  What do you fill with empty hands?

12.  What do you serve that you can't eat?

13.  What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don't want  to use it?

14.  What goes up and never comes down?

15.  What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?

16.  What has to be broken before it can be used?

17.  What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

18.  What question can you never answer "yes" to?

19.  What's the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?

20.  Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white?" or "The yolk of the egg is white?"

21.  You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

22.  1. There are two twins, who cannot see each other. What are they?

23.  2. The tables that give strength and energy?

24.  The more you take the more you leave behind.

25.  They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen.


1.  Holes

2.  A kitchen strainer

3.  She lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

4.  A priest

5.  None. Roosters don't lay eggs.

6.  A secret

7.  A promise

8.  An onion

9.  A telephone book

10.  The temperature

11.  Gloves

12. A tennis ball

13.  An anchor

14. Your age

15.  A yardstick

16.  An egg

17.  A coat of paint

18.  "Are you asleep?"

19. To hold cows together

20. Neither, the yolks are yellow.

21.  A telephone

22. EYES  


24. Footsteps

25. Stars