Monthly Archives: November 2016

Puzzle #162: Who finished 2nd in 100m?

Very nice puzzle from the NSA collection. We have seen versions of this in the past, I loved this one as well. Three athletes (and only three athletes) participate in a series of track and field events. Points are awarded … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #160: $50 for All

This was a tough puzzle, and only two people sent correct answers – Suman Saraf (and his daughter) and Pratik Poddar – hats off to both of you! I am copying the answer from the original source: The 2-person case … Continue reading

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Puzzle #161: Lost Car Key Puzzle

This is a very nice probability puzzle, variations of which we have done in the past. This one is contributed by Suman Saraf – Thanks Suman! I drive to work, and put my car keys in my pocket. Whenever I … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #159: Winning Strategy With Coins

This was indeed a beautiful puzzle, thanks again Prateek! Apologies that I could not post anything last weekend, I was traveling. I got correct answers from Suman Saraf, Pratik Poddar and Shruti Mittal – well done all. Reproducing the answer … Continue reading

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Puzzle #160: $50 for All

This is yet another beautiful puzzle from the NSA collection! At a work picnic, Todd announces a challenge to his coworkers. Bruce and Ava are selected to play first. Todd places $100 on a table and explains the game. Bruce … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #158: Trees in a Row

This was a simple puzzle, though I did not get as many answers as I would have liked to. That said, I had only done one possible answer, but trust some of the puzzle gurus to send in some really … Continue reading

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