# Tag Archives: logic puzzles

## Puzzle #180: White and Black Beans

This is a wonderful puzzle for all ages from Alok Mittal’s weekly Math Circles class. The puzzle is doable by everyone, so please do try yourself and also have your children try this one. A pot contains 75 white beans … Continue reading

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## Puzzle #179: Crossing the River

After a rather difficult puzzle, here is an easy one, should take just a few minutes even for children, please do try! This one is from the site mathsisfun.com. Four adventurers (Alex, Brook, Chris and Dusty) need to cross a … Continue reading

## Solution to Puzzle #175: The Three Bag Puzzle

This was a simple but cute puzzle, and thanks again to Suman Saraf for suggesting this one. I received correct answers from Deepak Jayaraman (a first time participant), Pratik Poddar and Vishal Poddar. Well done all! Here is the answer … Continue reading

## Puzzle #175: The Three Bag Puzzle

Apologies for a long break, I was in the middle of some hectic travel, both for personal and business reasons. But normal service resumes ðŸ™‚ Thanks to Suman Saraf yet again for recommending this puzzle. A variation of this puzzle … Continue reading

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## Solution to Puzzle #168: Who Gets the Easter Eggs?

This was a very counterintuitive puzzle, and a relatively difficult one, though one does not need to know any specific mathematical construct for it. Only two people (father – daughter pair) got the correct answer – Mahi and Suman Saraf! … Continue reading

## Puzzle #169: Division of a Cake

This is a very old puzzle. I remember this puzzle being asked by my Chemistry teacher in Class XI – Dr. Ravi Gopinath, someone was has had a strong influence in my passion for puzzles. I got reminded of this … Continue reading

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## Puzzle #166: Donut Sharing

This puzzle is a variation of a puzzle I had posted very early (amongst my first 10 posts). It is very simple, and intended for children. Thanks to Suman Saraf for contributing this one. Alice and Bob go into their … Continue reading

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## Solution to Puzzle #163: The “Hatke” Puzzle

This was a truly “hatke”or a “wierd” puzzle. Unfortunately as it turned out the answer is not very elegant and not very “correct” either. That said, it was a good exercise to exercise the brain, and I got the best … Continue reading