Monthly Archives: May 2014

Puzzle #65: The On-Off Game

This is a relatively common puzzle and available in many puzzle books. Interesting one, good to try with kids. There are 100 light switches, all of them are off. First, you walk by them, turning all of them on. Next, … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #64: Unique Country

I think I went a little bit overboard with the puzzle I posted last week…did not get any correct answer. Was hoping that there must be some Computer Scientists who will send me the answer! Anyway the answer is that … Continue reading

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Puzzle #64: Unique Country

This is a very nice application of graph theory for children, a puzzle I picked up from the book “Mathematical Circles”, by Dmitri Fomin, Sergey Genkin and Ilia Itenberg. There is a unique country (lets call it Strangistan), where there are … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #63: The Funny Equation

Thanks for a great response…got many correct answers, including some first timers. Anirudh Baddepudi was the first one to come back with the correct answer. Also had correct answers from Adila Sebastian, Rajesh Thakur, Anshu Goyal and Anubhav Gupta. Correct … Continue reading

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Puzzle #63: The Funny Equation

Great small numbers puzzle for children! I found this one in a new book that I bought last week “World’s Toughest Puzzles” by Charles Barry Townsend. Puzzles are not as tough as the name of the book suggests 🙂 One … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #62: How Much Did I Drink?

Many people did this one correctly. First one to send the right answer was Ashish Gupta, my colleague at Helion. Also got correct answer from Pooja Goyal and Anirudh Baddepudi. Many people typically attempt this problem by doing a series, … Continue reading

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Puzzle #62: How Much Did I Drink?

This is another puzzle I picked up from Brilliant.org posted by Can Hou and the puzzle is originally from Oxford University interviews. I have a pint of orange juice. I drink half of it and then give it to you. … Continue reading

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