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Monthly Archives: March 2016
Puzzle #135: Two Dice = Nine Cards
This is a gem of a puzzle from Gurmeet.net, one of my favourite collection of puzzles! Alice has two standard dice with labels 1 thru 6. When she rolls them and adds their labels, she gets a distribution over integers … Continue reading
Solution to Puzzle #133: Find the Letters
This was a relatively simple problem and many people sent me the correct solution, that includes – Anisha and Arushi Goyal (together), Piyush Maheshwari, Suman Saraf, Karan Sharma, Manjiri, Arun Kohli andĀ Abhinav Jain. Well done all! The answer is as … Continue reading
Solution to Puzzle #132: Boys, Girls and Pennies
I got a few correct solutions to the puzzle – Suman Saraf, Manjiri and Karan Sharma. Congratulations to all three! Answer: Boys count out at interval of 14 and girls count out at interval of 13. Unfortunately, I was hoping … Continue reading
Puzzle #134: Rotating Coins
This is a gem of a problem pointed to me by an avid puzzler and an IITD friend (now in Philippines) – Girish Tutakne. Thanks Girish. Even though I know the answer, it still baffles me! Suppose we have 2 … Continue reading
Puzzle #133: Find the Letters
This is a cute problem, a relatively easy one, from Brilliant.org. For those of you who have stopped sharing the puzzles with children, might be a good idea to share this one, I think most kids can do this with … Continue reading
Solution to Puzzle #131: The Pyramid Problem
This was a ver unintuitive problem, and thanks again to my nephew Karan Sharma on sending this problem. People who sent the correct answers included Abhinav Jain, Pratik Poddar and Suman Saraf. The answer is 5. It is kind of … Continue reading