Monthly Archives: May 2016

Puzzle #143: Magic 8

This is a simple puzzle, and I hope that the adults will take the pain of showing this to their children. This was contributed to me by my daughter, Arushi, who got this puzzle in her holiday homework. While the … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #141: Wolfs and Sheep

This was not an easy puzzle, I received only 3 correct answers – Pooja (my wife), Vishal Patel and Suman Saraf. I tried and failed 😦 Well done all. There seems to be only one solution to the puzzle. I … Continue reading

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Puzzle #142: Bills and Two Hats

This one is a simple problem, is a variation of a probability puzzle posted about 3 years back – try it with your teenage children! This one is again taken from The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #140: Traffic Flow in Floyd’s Knob – Version 2

Tough problem for most – I got only one correct answer – Suman Saraf – well done! I only knew one solution, but Suman sent a small variation of the same answer, so here are both the solutions: E,E,S,S,E,N,N,N,E,S,W,S,E,S,S,W,W,W,W,N,N,E,S,W,S,E,E,E,E,N,E E,E,S,S,E,N,N,N,E,S,W,S,E,S,S,W,W,W,W,N,E,N,W,S,S,E,E,E,E,N,E … Continue reading

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Puzzle #141: Wolfs and Sheep

This is a “addictive” problem – hard to get rid of until you solve it. Thanks to Pooja Goyal, my wife, who gave me this puzzle a few days back from a  Math festival she was at. Place 5 wolves … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #139: Gold Links

Apologies for skipping last weekend, I was traveling on work! I got correct answers from three people – Pratik Poddar, Abhinav Jain and Suman Saraf. Well done! Most people thought binary, i.e. have links of size 1, 2, 4, 8, … Continue reading

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Puzzle #140: Traffic Flow in Floyd’s Knob – Version 2

As I mentioned in the answer for Puzzle #138, I ended up posting the original version of the puzzle and not the one posted by Martin Gardner. I like the puzzle so much, that I am posting the variation from … Continue reading

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