Easy Math Puzzles

During a recent census, a man told the census taker that he had three children. When asked their ages, he replied, “The product of their ages is 72. The sum of their ages is the same as my house number.” The census taker ran to the man’s front door and looked at the house number. “I still can’t tell,” she complained. The man replied, “Oh that’s right, I forgot to tell you that the oldest one likes chocolate pudding.” The census taker then promptly wrote down the ages of the three children.
How old are they?
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In a party of 35 people, there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men.
How many of each are there?
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In a stable, there are men and horses. In all, there are 22 heads and 72 feet. How many men and how many horses are in the stable?
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A bag of potatoes weighs 50 Kgs divided by half of its weight. How much does the bag of potatoes weight?
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Gordon is twice as old as Tony was when Gordon was as old as Tony is now. The combined age of Gordon and Tony is 112 years.
How old are Gordon and Tony now?
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A man has 53 socks in his drawer: 21 identical blue, 15 identical black and 17 identical red. The lights are fused and he is completely in the dark.
How many socks must he take out to make 100 per cent certain he has a pair of black socks?
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How many times in a day, are the hands of a clock in straight line but opposite in direction?
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371 is a number that can be expressed as the sum of cube of its digits,
i.e., 371=3^3 + 7^3 + 1^3
Can you name another such 3digit number within a minute?
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You have a GPS that takes 2 working batteries. You have 8 batteries but only 4 of them work.
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