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, you walk by them turning every other one off. Then, you walk by them changing every third one. On your 4th pass, you change every 4th one.

You repeat this for 100 passes. At the end, how many lights will be on?

As always, please send your answers directly to me at alokgoyal_2001@yahoo.com. If you like the puzzle, please share it with others. If you have interesting puzzles to share, please send them to me at my e-mail given above.

Happy switching!

 

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