Monthly Archives: April 2013

Puzzle #14: Measuring Time

In this “episode”, there are two different puzzles, both of them are measuring a specific duration of time with a few “timers”. Here is the first one: You have two lengths of fuse, each will burn for exactly one hour. … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #13: Mutilated Chessboard and Dominoes

I got two correct answers to this puzzle, though I believe many people have done this puzzle in the past. The correct ones were from Tishyaa Chaudhry and Anisha Sharma Goyal – congratulations to both! The trick to the puzzle … Continue reading

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Puzzle #13: Mutilated Chessboard and Dominoes

This is a famous puzzle that I have come across in many different puzzle books. I have taken this from one of Martin Gardner’s books – The Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Puzzle #3). The props for this puzzle are … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #12: How many routes?

I got only two correct answers for this puzzle – one of which is from Tishyaa Chaudhry, who is one of the most amazing puzzlers amongst kids I have come across. Well done Tishyaa. There are two good solutions to … Continue reading

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Puzzle #12: How Many Routes?

This is a puzzle from the book “Moscow Puzzles”, and the book borrowed this puzzle from one of the Mathematical Circles, a unique Russian way of making learning of Mathematics more fun through puzzles. Here is the puzzle: How many … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #11: The 10-digit number

I got the most number of correct answers for this puzzle. I was particularly impressed by Ameya Kulkarni (from London), Salil Kuchlous (from Bangalore) and Tishya Chaudhry and Anisha Sharma Goyal (both Gurgaon) – all kids who solved the puzzle. … Continue reading

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Puzzle #11: The 10-digit number

This is a very nice puzzle I picked up a few days back from one of the Martin Gardner books. I also tried it with my 8 year old, who solved it with some¬†persuasion. In the 10 cells of the … Continue reading

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