Brain Teasers Optical Illusions Puzzle Hunts Codes & Ciphers Mechanical Puzzles
Personal Links
Browse Teasers
Search Teasers

6 from 36

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.


Puzzle ID:#3058
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:* (0.97)
Submitted By:comet16***




How many times can you subtract 6 from 36?


Once, you would then be subtracting 6 from 30.

What Next?


See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.



Apr 18, 2002

Yes but you can do the same subtraction sum over and over again until you die
Apr 25, 2002

I agree. You can subtract 6 from 36 as many times as you want until the day you die. Maybe that shoule be the answer instead.
May 22, 2002

I also agree, you could use up 18,562 pieces of paper, and still keep subtracting 6 from 36. Then using roman numerals.......
(user deleted)
May 31, 2002

That is so simple
May 31, 2002

Good try
May 31, 2002

O_wise_one why cant it be 18,563?.....lmao....nice try but it is easy
Jun 01, 2002

Well yes, but you are forgetting this is a trick brainteaser, not a math one
Jun 08, 2002

how about this answer: you can only subtract 6 from 36 once. after that, you have 3
Aug 07, 2002

That wouldn't be subtracting.
May 01, 2005

Great Teaser but i figured it out easily after the first time it is obvious that you are taking 6 from 30,24,18,12,6,...
Oct 25, 2005

name are tiny, but the person who said "then you'd have 3" that was the answer I had. I think we're still right
Dec 21, 2005


I said infinit time, but you'd always get 30.
Nov 27, 2006

what if you had three 36s?
Mar 15, 2008

this is a common joke/teaser/whatever you want to call it. pretty easy tho sorry
Jan 14, 2010

I dont get it. I guess im dumb. lol

Back to Top

Online Now
6 users and 598 guests

Users In Chat
Follow Braingle!
Tap into all 20,000+ of our brain teasers, riddles and puzzles on your iPhone or iPad.
Braingle in the iTunes App Store
Copyright © 1999-2017 | FAQ | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise | Braingle Time: 5:30 am
Sign In Create a free account