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Fairy Tale Maths...

What happens when maths collide with fairy tales and nursery rhymes? Take this fun quiz and find out - but beware, the questions get harder.... 10 Questions.

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First question: Add the number of blind mice to the number of Snow White's dwarves and you get...?

  • Maids a-milking
  • Ladies dancing
  • Lords a-leaping


Now, subtract the Genie's wishes from the Little Indian Boys and you're left with...?

  • The seas that Sinbad sailed
  • The Grand Old Duke of York's men
  • Jack's magic beans


Add together Goldilock's bears, the little dickie birds sitting on a wall and the little kittens who lost their mittens, and what would you be doing?

  • Buckling your shoe
  • Picking up sticks
  • Eating cherries off a plate


Divide the Dancing Princesses by the Billy Goats Gruff - where would you be playing knick-knack paddywhack?

  • On my door
  • On my gate
  • On my thumb


Add Old King Cole and his Fiddlers to the time it was when Wee Willie Winkie ran through the town - what do you get?

  • Dancing Princesses
  • Ali Baba's Thieves
  • Ugly Sisters


Multiply Sleeping Beauty's good fairies by Snow White's dwarves and add Goldilocks' bears - what do you have?

  • Rapunzel's age
  • Flies killed by the Brave Little Tailor
  • Blackbirds baked in a pie


Put the following in order, from lowest to highest:

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  • The Lily-white Boys
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • Ships a-sailing In
  • Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed


Put these numbers in order, from highest to lowest:

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  • The Duke of York's Men
  • Mattresses under which the Princess's pea was hidden
  • Acres in Winnie the Pooh's Wood
  • Green Bottles Hanging on a Wall


Higglety, pigglety, my black hen, she lays how many eggs for gentlemen?

  • Blind Mice + Billy Goats Gruff
  • Swans A-Swimming + Little Pigs
  • Ugly Sisters + Men In A Tub


How many miles to Babylon?

  • Little Indians x Deadly Sins
  • Wise Men of Gotham x The number of toes the Pobble has
  • Little Speckled Frogs x Ali Baba's Thieves