My Facebook feed is filled with back-to-school events, shopping, and yes, even some moaning and groaning. After all, schools will be in full swing by the end of August.

Before the school buses take to the streets and bells ring at the schoolhouse, let's have a bit of fun. I love riddles and puzzles, and thought this might be fun for all to enjoy.

Can you solve? Try it, then check your math skills below.

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Did you guess 23? Oops...try again...

  • Since two glue bottles equal 10, each one is worth 5 points.
  • Since two crayon boxes equal 24, each one is worth 12 points.
  • Since three paper clips equal 6, a single paper clip is worth 2 points.
  • One glue bottle (5), plus one crayon box (12), plus TWO paper clips (4)....equals 21!

Did you get it right? Congratulations!

Feel free to share with your friends and cheers to a great start to the school year!

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