Monthly Archives: July 2014

Puzzle #69: CAT a Century!

This is a wonderful 2-minute teaser I picked up from Martin Gardner’s “The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems”. In the end of the book he has a chapter titled “Twelve More Brain Teasers”, which has 12 problems he … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #68: Number at the Intersection

The response to this puzzle was overwhelming…got many correct answers. First one to respond with the right answer was Anavi Baddepudi from Singapore – well done. Many others got correct answers – Pratik Sarkar, Vivek Shah, Ramendra Mandal, Anubhav Garg, … Continue reading

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Puzzle #68: Number At The Intersection

This is a very nice, quick teaser I got from the site brilliant.org. Should be fun to do for the younger lot, no specific knowledge required for this one. Place integers from 1 to 9, once each, into the 9 … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #67: Lab Rat On The Run

I got many answers to this puzzle, and mostly all correct. This was a relatively simple puzzle for those who know algebra and probability, I do not know any way to do this one without them, and hence the younger … Continue reading

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Puzzle #67: Lab Rat on the Run

Very nice probability puzzle…though involves basic knowledge of probability and algebra. Found this again on http://www.midcipher.com. Consider a lab rat in a maze. There are four paths that can be taken with equal probability. Path A leads to exit in … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #66: All The King’s Wine

Got the most hits to the puzzle site this week for 2014…thanks! I got many correct answers, though the one I loved the most was from Anavi Baddepudi, a 10 year old from Singapore. From the answer, it seemed that she … Continue reading

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Puzzle #66: All the King’s Wine

A delightful puzzle, found this one on the site http://www.mindcipher.com. So there’s this king. Someone breaks into his wine cellar where he stores 1000 bottles of wine. This person proceeds to poison one of the 1000 bottles, but gets away … Continue reading

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