Monthly Archives: February 2013

My favorite number – 1729

For those of you who are number buffs, I am assuming you know this already, but if not, I thought you might enjoy this. This was told to my brother and I as a story when my father told us … Continue reading

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Puzzle #5: Crossing the bridge

There are 4 people, lets call them Ramesh, Mahesh, Suresh and Jitesh. They are on a trek and it is already dark. They need to cross a bridge to reach a rest house on the other side. The bridge is … Continue reading

Solution to Puzzle #4: Summing to 15

This was probably a more difficult problem that what I had anticipated this to be. I got much fewer responses for this compared the previous ones. This puzzle combined two different concepts – Magic Square using numbers 1-9 and the … Continue reading

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Puzzle #4: Summing to 15

This is a puzzle I discovered very recently, and really enjoyed it. Here it goes: There are 9 cards lying face up, with numbers 1-9 written on them. Ramesh and Mahesh start playing a game – they start picking up … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #3: Pirates and Looted Coins

Many people sent me the correct answers for this puzzle. Many people correctly pointed out that depending on how you interpret the behavior of the pirates, the answer could be different, and I must confess that the directions I gave … Continue reading

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Puzzle #3: Five Pirates and Looted Gold Coins

This puzzle was shown to me by an 11 year old (Smiti Mittal) and I loved the puzzle. I have come across many puzzles of this nature, but liked this one for its simplicity and possible variations. This is from … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #2: Milkman Puzzle

Many people got the answer to the puzzle right. Very happy to see that many children tried the puzzle and got it right as well. I was particularly delighted as I have known the puzzle for a very long time … Continue reading