# Fun Math Riddle: Find the Sum of Flowers

An easy riddle which you will enjoy solving.

In the picture are given some equations from which you can find the value of the flowers and hence find the sum of all 3 flowers in the picture. Share the riddle with your friends on Facebook and WhatsApp so that they can have fun solving it too.

Lets represent the flowers with the colors and form equations;

So let the Red flower be R;

Blue flower be B &

Yellow flower be F.

So we can write the first equation as;

R + R + R = 60

i.e 3R = 60.

Therefore;

R = 20

Now the second equation can be written as;

R + B + B = 30;

20 + 2B = 30

2B = 10

B = 5.

Now the 3rd equation can be written as;

B – 2Y = 3

5- 2Y = 3

2Y = 2

Therefore;

Y = 1

The last equation is;

R + B + Y = ?

20 + 5 + 1 = 26;

## 10 Replies to “Fun Math Riddle: Find the Sum of Flowers”

1. The pictures of the flowers are stock images for a deep red rose with stem and thorns, a blue-tinted Gerbera daisy, and a yellow daisy. The image of the two yellow daisies in the third equation is literally the stock image with a copy that overlaps the first flower; i.e., both flowers are identical.

Anyway, the answer shown above is incorrect in two of its last four steps, but the final answer is correct. Here’s the relevant text:

The last equation is;
R + B + Y = ?
20 + 5 + 1 = 26;

The last equation should be “R + Y + B = ?”, which leads to “20 + 1 + 5 = 26”. Technically, interchanging B and Y is wrong, but it does not matter here because both math operators are “+” making their order irrelevant. If different operators were used, then the result likely would be wrong.

2. Archana says:

1. sunil says:

yes 26.41 is 100 percent correct
5- yellow yellow =3
yellow yellow = 2
yellow is 1.41

1. kgupton says:

That is the right way because you are not adding the 2 yellow flowers together you are multiplying them. The square root of 2 is 1.41

3. Teddy Burr says:

The believe the answer is no. The original question is “can you solve this?” We don’t know the actual value if of “2 yellow stem” . It can be 2 or as explained in An earlier post “yellow x yellow”. Me assuming it’s two different images went with the unknown value of “1 yellow flower” because “2 yellow flower” is 2

4. bhavesh says:

how can you say that 3rd row has 2Y ???
it should be a y^2…… mention please

1. because there are 2 yellow flowers in the 3rd row

1. Cj says:

The way you have it is yy, so y * y.

Clear as mud

1. Stephen Blackie says:

Thank you CJ
CJ is correct. yy or y*y which is y squared = 2 there for y = 1.414213562373095

You established that order of operations exist in this puzzle when you used the plus signs in equations 1 and 2. If you wanted to disregard multiplication than you should have only 3 red flowers with no addition signs in between.

5. Marian says:

Zap Zap Math is a good app it covers from pre-K up to Grade 6! this is perfect for my kids. I just hand them over their ipads and they work on it. Best part, I get to keep tall of their scores.