# Monthly Archives: March 2013

## Puzzle #10: Who is Taller?

This is a relatively simple puzzle after a rather difficult one, I would encourage people to try this one with kids. In a rectangular array of people, who will be taller – the tallest of the shortest person in each … Continue reading

## Solution to Puzzle #9 – Sailors, Monkey and Coconuts

Before I give the solution, I owe it everyone to reveal the original source, which appeared in Scientific American. Here is the exact source: Martin Gardner, Mathematical Games, Scientific American, April 1958. Martin Gardner, The Second Scientific American Book of … Continue reading

## Puzzle #9: Sailors, Monkey and Coconuts

Thanks to Vikas Vats for contributing this puzzle, and was originally given to us by our class teacher in Class XI, Ravi Gopinath. This is an interesting one, though could be tough for children below 12 years of age. Five … Continue reading

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## Solution to Puzzle #8: Maximizing the Odds

This one was a relatively simple puzzle, though not really for children below 12 years as they are not as familiar with the probability concept. I am not posting a video solution to this as there is not much value … Continue reading

## Puzzle #8: Maximizing the Odds

Here is a cute problem given to me by a friend, who mentioned that this was part of the Martin Gardner collection. There are two identical urns, and there are 50 identical red balls and 50 identical white balls. All … Continue reading