Monthly Archives: January 2016

Puzzle #129: The Einstein’s Puzzle

I am sure the title will catch everyone’s attention. It is a very cute puzzle that Einstein invented as a child. The puzzle is also attributed to Lewis Carroll. There are many versions of this puzzle, the one here is … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #127: Building and Eggs Again

This was a difficult puzzle, and I did not get any complete answer from anyone. Ofcourse, Alok Aggarwal, who contributed the puzzle, had an answer. I will replicate the answer I gave to Alok. The answer is 8, i.e. within … Continue reading

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Puzzle #128: The Milkman Again

Almost 3 years back, I had posted a milkman puzzle, which was the second puzzle I posted (https://alokgoyal1971.com/2013/02/10/solution-to-puzzle-2-milkman-puzzle/). Here again is a modified version of the same puzzle. A very interesting puzzle that Alok Mittal gave to his Mathematical Circles … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #126: The Tricky Square Root

Again received an overwhelming number of answers to this puzzle. People who answered it correctly included Pratik Poddar, Anant Aggarwal, Siddharth Mulherkar, Suman Saraf, P R Kumar and Amit Mittal. The puzzle had a simple trick to it, which is … Continue reading

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Puzzle #127: Building and Eggs Again

This is a wonderful puzzle shared by a good friend Alok Aggarwal, who lives in California and are a family of math wizards (which includes him as well!). This puzzle is a variation of puzzle #94  (https://alokgoyal1971.com/2015/03/01/puzzle-94-two-eggs-and-a-building/), where with two … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #125: Test Your Creativity

I was overwhelmed not only by the response, but also by the creativity. While I do not like to single people out, Suman Saraf turned out to be the champion of creativity on this one, had some remarkable variations that … Continue reading

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Puzzle #126: The Tricky Square Root

Here is another nice puzzle I saw on brilliant.org The figure states it all…Happy rooting!

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