Monthly Archives: March 2015

Puzzle #96: Daughter’s Ages

This is a wonderful puzzle contributed by Pallav Pandey – thank you Pallav. This is a nice puzzle that does not require use of any specific concept, and should be fun for children as well. 2 maths prof who used … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #95: How Many Ways to Play the Tabla

Thanks for a record breaking viewership this week…this is the maximum traffic I have had on the site ever since I started the puzzle! Many people sent the correct answer (which is 34 ways to do it). Some people gave … Continue reading

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Puzzle #95: How Many Ways to Play the Tabla

Heard this awesome puzzle yesterday while watching a video of Manjul Bhargava with my children (thanks to my wife Pooja to introduce me to this one). For those who do not know, Manjul Bhargava is a Princeton Professor who got … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #94: Two Eggs and a Building

Again an overwhelming response to the puzzle, that I thought was a difficult one. But some of the die hards sent an answer immediately. Only two people gave a fully correct answer – Suman Saraf, whose 10 year old also could … Continue reading

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Puzzle #94: Two Eggs and a Building

This is another beauty of a puzzle from Gurmeet’s puzzle collection at gurmeet.net/puzzles/, thanks Gurmeet! With two eggs and a building with 100 floors, what is the optimal strategy for finding the lowest floor at which an egg will break when … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #93: Slice a Pizza Within a Cricket Team

I got a lot of correct responses for this puzzle. My real intent was to see how children/ other people can apply a concept learnt earlier to new problems. Many people sent me correct answers that include Anupam Jain, Abhinav … Continue reading

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