Monthly Archives: September 2016

Puzzle #155: Bugs on a Square

This is a very famous puzzle that many of you would have seen in the past as well. I saw it recently in one of the Martin Gardner books again, but am reproducing it here from a New York Times … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #153: Get Your Gifts

A very nice puzzle and many people sent me answers. I was disappointed that not too many children tried it. Even though I am posting the solution, I would encourage you to try to puzzle with your children. Many people … Continue reading

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Puzzle #154: Can You Divvy Up the Gold?

I continue my love affair with the NSA puzzles, and here is one more, third week in a row – thanks again Suman! We have done a few pirates and gold problems in the past. This one is slightly easier. … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #152: The Four Weights

You give simple problems to avid puzzlers and mathematicians, and you always find some twists to the problem that you never thought of. This puzzle was one of them. But before I go into the complications, here are the people … Continue reading

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Puzzle #153: Get Your Gifts

Another nice puzzle from the NASA collection sent to me by Suman Saraf. Four friends, Holly, Belle, Carol, and Nick, gather for May birthdays. Holly announces that she has a game before dinner. She hid gifts for each of her … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #151: Journey from 458 to 14

This was a simple puzzle and I got lots of correct answers. Ones to send correct answers were Suman Saraf’s daughter, Amit Mittal, Ram, Karan Sharma, Pratik Poddar, Ravish Aggarwal, Prakhar Prakash and Smiti Mittal. My elder one, Anisha, also … Continue reading

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Puzzle #152: The Four Weights

Thanks to Suman Saraf for recently pointing me to NSA (National Security Agency’s) monthly puzzle blog. Here is a nice and simple problem that they posted in their April blog. Worth trying with your children! This puzzle created by Andy … Continue reading

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