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Puzzle #20: The Monty Hall Problem (Very Interesting – Must try!)

This is a puzzle I picked up from the Movie “21” that I was watching 2 days back. The scene is a class in MIT, where the professor gives this problem to one of the students. Here it goes: Suppose … Continue reading

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Puzzle #19: Find the Average Salary

This is one of the best puzzles I have posted, and would highly encourage all of you to try it – kids as well as adults. Four honest and hard-working computer engineers are sipping coffee at Starbucks. They wish to … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #16: Crossing the Desert

This is probably one of the tougher puzzles, and the responses indicate the same. I got only one answer for the puzzle, and once again, from Tishyaa – Thank you Tishyaa! 1. For the simpler puzzle, One needs to to … Continue reading

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Puzzle #16: Crossing the Desert, a Classic Puzzle!

This is one of my favorites – I read this puzzle for the first time in 1992 on rec.puzzles (for those of you who remember these newsgroups!), and honestly have struggled with this ever since. I saw this puzzle again … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #15: The Early Commuter

I liked this puzzle because there is a seeming lack of data. When I came across this puzzle in February this year, I kept getting lost in too many variables! I got many correct answers and more comments than for … Continue reading

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Puzzle #14: Measuring Time

In this “episode”, there are two different puzzles, both of them are measuring a specific duration of time with a few “timers”. Here is the first one: You have two lengths of fuse, each will burn for exactly one hour. … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #8: Maximizing the Odds

This one was a relatively simple puzzle, though not really for children below 12 years as they are not as familiar with the probability concept. I am not posting a video solution to this as there is not much value … Continue reading

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