Monthly Archives: October 2016

Puzzle #159:Winning Strategy with Coins

This is a beautiful puzzle contributed by an ex-entrepreneur, Prateek Agarwal, who I met a few weeks back – thanks Prateek. You and your friend are playing a turn based game. There is a circular table of diameter 10cm and … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #157: Journey of a Monk

This was a very nice puzzle – not an easy one and as such I received answers from the classical die hards. People who sent the correct answers include Suman Saraf and his daughter (I think age 10!), Sid Mulherkar, … Continue reading

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Puzzle #158: Trees in a Row

A very nice riddle contributed by Abhinav Jain, which appeared in Delhi Times. Thanks Abhinav. A man bought 10 trees from a local nursery.He wants his gardener to plant the 10 trees in 5 rows with 4 trees in each … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #156: Area of the 8th Block

Thanks Suman again for this lovely puzzle. The usual suspects came back with the right answer – Karan, Sid Mulherkar and Abhinav Jain (and I am not counting Suman or his daughter on this one). Was a simple puzzle, but … Continue reading

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Puzzle #157: The Journey of a Monk

Thanks to Abhinav Jain for this wonderful puzzle! One morning at 6 am, a monk began climbing a tall mountain, which happened to only have one path to the top. He ascended the path at his leisure, taking some stops … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #155: Bugs on a Square

This was an old puzzle, and many of you had done it before. Many people sent the right answer, though many people sent wrong answers as well. Folks who did it correctly included Suman Saraf, Prakhar Prakash, Sid Mulherkar, Vishal … Continue reading

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Puzzle #156: Area of the 8th Block

This is a beautiful puzzle contributed by Suman Saraf – thanks Suman! A wooden block is divided into eight smaller blocks by the three cuts, as shown in the figure. The areas of the seven visible blocks are labeled. What … Continue reading

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