Can YOU solve these basic maths problems?

Can YOU solve these basic maths problems?

Are YOU smarter than a 13-year-old? Maths quiz designed for schoolchildren will put your knowledge to the test

  • A new test from US-based platform Quizly challenges your maths knowledge 
  • Children aged 13 learn this at school but many adults may have forgotten sums
  • Do you have what it takes to solve these basic problems without a calculator?   

Do you think you have what it takes to master this tricky numeracy challenge? 

A quiz created by US-based trivia platform Quizly is inspired by the maths lessons children aged 13 receive in school. 

For many of us it’s a long time since we’ve been in the classroom – so how many of these 15 problems can you work out (without reaching for the calculator)?  

Try your luck – the answer sheet is at the bottom so you can see how you got on – no cheating!  

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Answers 

1. 3

2. 37,000

3. 6

4. 0

5. 0.25

6. 2 and 5

7. Isosceles

8. 66

9. .71

10. 40

11. 7

12. 8

13. 2.5

14. 16

15. Yes

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