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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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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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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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Solution to Puzzle #196: Bugs on a Board

Apologies for not posting anything in the last few weeks, was traveling on work or vacation through this period. This was not a very difficult puzzle, but I got correct answers only from the two people who solve every puzzle … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #195: 1989!

I received many correct answers. These included  Suman Saraf, Vishal Poddar and Anand Sanghi. Thank you and well done! This puzzle can be solved using the concept of “invariants” and parity. Note that for any numbers a and b (a … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #194: Adjacent Cells on a Chessboard

I got only two correct answers for this puzzle – from Suman Saraf and Pratik Poddar – thank you both and well done! I am taking the liberty of copying the answer from Pratik – I find it to be … Continue reading

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