Monthly Archives: June 2013

Puzzle #21: Stuck on the Roof (A Lateral thinking problem)…

This is a very nice lateral thinking problem I picked up from this wonderful collection of puzzles (http://gurmeet.net/puzzles/). Rajeev is trapped atop a building 200m high. He has with him a rope 150m long. There is a hook at the … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #20: The Monty Hall Problem

This is a very tantalizing puzzle. At the outset it is very difficult to see why the odds should be different than 50-50. Thanks to everyone who responded, and there were many who did. The answer goes as follows: Contestants … Continue reading

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Puzzle #20: The Monty Hall Problem (Very Interesting – Must try!)

This is a puzzle I picked up from the Movie “21” that I was watching 2 days back. The scene is a class in MIT, where the professor gives this problem to one of the students. Here it goes: Suppose … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #19: Find the Average Salary

This puzzle generated more responses than any of the other puzzles I have sent to date – thanks for the overwhelming response. What was more heartening was the creativity of the different solutions I received. In the solution, therefore, I … Continue reading

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Puzzle #19: Find the Average Salary

This is one of the best puzzles I have posted, and would highly encourage all of you to try it – kids as well as adults. Four honest and hard-working computer engineers are sipping coffee at Starbucks. They wish to … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #18: Who Will Win The Game

I got two correct answers for the puzzle – no surprise that Tishyaa was one of them, and I also got an answer from Alok Kuchlous immediately after I posted the puzzle – thanks! The answer was relatively simple – … Continue reading

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