Monthly Archives: April 2014

Puzzle #60: Hats and Survival

I just heard this puzzle 15 minutes back at Alok Mittal’s Mathematical Circles where he gave this puzzle to all the children. Great puzzle – will encourage all children as well as adults to try this. There is an unlimited … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #59: Can You Move the Knights

This was probably the first time I did not get any answer…felt sad 😦 In hindsight, I think the puzzle was a bit difficult. A group of children with whom I tried this puzzle all reached the conclusion that it … Continue reading

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Puzzle #59: Can You Move the Knights?

This is a very interesting problem I discovered today while trying to prepare for a Mathematical Circles lesson organized by Alok Mittal, where he is teaching a group of children mathematics through puzzles. The puzzle is also from the book … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #58: The Survivor

Thanks for an outstanding response to the puzzle! This was not an easy puzzle. I got the correct answer from The trio of Ashish+Arushi+Ishir, as well as Shruti Mittal, who did a great job of solving the puzzle with the … Continue reading

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Puzzle #58: The Survivor

This is a fantastic puzzle…those of you who have not seen this before and like puzzles will have a ball of a time! I took the puzzle from a site called http://www.mindcipher.com Here is the puzzle: There are 1500 people … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #57: Sam Lloyd’s Puzzling Scales

I got relatively fewer responses to this puzzle, perhaps people found it to be too simple. First person with the correct answer this time was Ethan Stock from California and then Shruti Mittal from Mumbai. Well done. My iPad is … Continue reading

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Puzzle #57: Sam Lloyd’s Puzzling Scales

This is a puzzle by a famous American “puzzler” Sam Lloyd. Sam was a famous chess player, ranked 15th in the world at his best. He is also the creator of many famous puzzles. The following puzzle is in the … Continue reading

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