Author Archives: Alok Goyal

Solution to Puzzle #200: Achieve Your GOAL

Friends, this is a bittersweet moment for me. This is the last post for some time, until I decide to pick up the threads again. Thanks to all of you for making this a wonderful journey for the last 5 … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #199: Two-Cube Calendar

This puzzle was originally posted in April 1969 by Martin Gardner, and is a classic even today. Thanks for an overwhelming response to the puzzle and my apologies for the delayed post as I was traveling on work outside the … Continue reading

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Puzzle #200: Achieve your GOAL

Its been nearly 5 years since I started posting puzzles, and today is the 200th puzzle. I have thoroughly enjoyed posting puzzles, hearing from so many of you, especially some amazing children over the years. But its time for a … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #198: The Neural Network Puzzle

This was a difficult puzzle, even though it was seemingly simple. I did get attempts from a few people, but the only correct answer came from Gaurav S (founder of d8i.ai) – thanks and well done Gaurav! The site from … Continue reading

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Puzzle #199: Two-Cube Calendar

Every time you pick up a Martin Gardner book, there is still always a wonderful puzzle that one has not seen. This one is an original Martin Gardner puzzle, i.e. this is his own creation, published in the book The … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #197: 10 Friends

This was a relatively simple puzzle, and I got correct answers from Suman Saraf, Mohit Khare, Vishal Poddar and Pratik Poddar – thank you all! The answer is 1024. An easy way to think about this is to create a … Continue reading

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Puzzle #198: The Neural Network Puzzle

Thanks to my INSEAD friend Sergio Werner for pointing me to a new source of puzzles and science articles – http://www.quantamagazine.org. I am reproducing a puzzle posted there by Pradeep Mutalik. Neural networks and deep learning are the buzzwords of … Continue reading

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