Riddles have been a vital source of entertainment throughout lockdown.

We’ve seen social media users stumped for days over the revived riddles and even witnessed full-blown arguments online over the answers!

Here are some of the best maths riddles we have found online over the past months. Get stuck in!

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Caterpillar clock flower

As the Twitter post below shows, you’ve got caterpillars, flowers and clocks in four different combinations. So, can you work out the final sum?

Hint: Note that in some of the combinations the caterpillar has flowers on top of its head.

You can read our piece on how to reach the answer in full here.

In a new hotel with 100 rooms

The riddle reads as follows…

“In a new hotel containing 100 rooms, Tom was hired to paint the numbers from 1-100 on the doors. How many times will Tom have to paint the number 8?”

Essentially, the puzzle is asking you to determine how many 8’s there are between 1 and 100. 

Have a think before you check out our answer – it’s not as tricky as it may first seem!

Select 3 balls to equal 30

This puzzle had social media users stumped for a long while.

It asks you to make the sum of 30 from the numbered balls given, except, none of the numbers add up to 30.

If you get stuck, don’t be afraid to check out the answer.

Cookie banana clock

This one takes its format from the caterpillar clock flower riddle we saw before.

See if you can apply the same technique to reach the answer!

If you can’t figure it out, check out our fully explained answer.

Chicken, eggs and banana

We have one more mathematical riddle for you to solve using the above method.

Can you work out how much the chicken, eggs and banana all cost?

Check out the answer if you get stuck!

In other news, man on London Bridge riddle solved.