Monthly Archives: November 2014

Puzzle #84: Reason Without Equations

Two very cute number problems I found which can be solved without any equations. If adults are trying it, they should keep a time limit of 2 minutes, though children are free to take as much time as they need. … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #83: Belleview and Hillview Distance

The puzzle was relatively simple and many of you sent the correct answers. The first one to send the correct answer was Girish Tutakne, and the first child to send the correct answer was Anshi from Gurgaon. Well done Anshi! … Continue reading

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Puzzle #83: Belleview and Hillview Distance

This is a beautiful puzzle for children from the book Mathematical Circle Diaries, Year 1 (Session 22, last puzzle). Two mountain villages, Belleview and Hillview, are connected by a road. Not a single stretch of this road is flat: the … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #82: Guess the Number

I got many correct answers for this puzzle. The first one to send the correct answer was Sandeep Verma from California. I also got correct answers from my niece Radhika, and from Girish Tutakne and Anubhav Garg. I am reproducing … Continue reading

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Puzzle #82: Guess The Number

Thanks to Nandini Dube for contributing this puzzle. She is a class V student in New Jersey, and this is a homework puzzle from her class. Please do not be swayed by “Class V” tag, this is a puzzle worth … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #81: The “Sholay” Puzzle

Surprisingly I did not get any solution to this puzzle, though the access to the blog was the highest that it has ever been. Assuming that many of you tried but thought it to be too easy! Here are the … Continue reading

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Puzzle #81: The “Sholay” Puzzle

A very interesting probability/ strategy puzzle for children, coming straight out of the movie Sholay, one of the most popular Bollywood movies of all time. All the Indians reading this blog I am sure will vividly remember the scene where … Continue reading

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