- World's Largest Collection of Interview Questions
Start Your Own website Now
Sponsored Links

Interview Questions
Our Services

Get 9,000 Interview Questions & Answers in an eBook.

  • 9500+ Pages
  • 9000 Question & Answers
  • All Tech. Categories
  • 14 MB Content

    Get it now !!

    Send your Resume to 6000 Companies

    Question :
    Q.A thief steals half the total no of loaves of bread plus 1/2
    loaf from a bakery. A second thief steals half the remaining
    no of loaves plus 1/2 loaf and so on. After the 5th thief
    has stolen there are no more loaves left in the bakery. What
    was the total no of loaves did the bakery have at the beginning

    Category Puzzles Interview Questions
    Rating (0.3) By 112 users
    Added on 2/3/2012
    Views 393
    Rate it!

    31 is the answer...

    let y be the total no. of loaves
    a be the remaining loaves after 1st thief
    b be the remaining loaves after 2nd thief
    e = 0 be the remaining loaves after 5th thief

    a = y - 0.5y - 0.5
    = 0.5y - 0.5
    b = a - 0.5a - 0.5
    = 0.5a - 0.5
    c = 0.5b - 0.5
    d = 0.5c - 0.5
    e = 0.5d - 0.5 but e = 0,
    d = 1
    c = 3
    b = 7
    a = 15
    y = 31 -> answer

    If you have the better answer, then send it to us. We will display your answer after the approval.
    Rules to Post Answers in

  • There should not be any Spelling Mistakes.
  • There should not be any Gramatical Errors.
  • Answers must not contain any bad words.
  • Answers should not be the repeat of same answer, already approved.
  • Answer should be complete in itself.
  • Name :*
    Email Id :*
    Answer :*
    Verification Code Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Not readable? Load New Code
    Process Verification  Enter the above shown code:*
    Inform me about updated answers to this question

    Related Questions
    View Answer
    Q.If A,B,C,D,E r 5 members of a family.4 of them give true
    statements :
    1. E is my mother in law
    2. C is my son in law's brother
    3. B is my father's brother
    4. A is my brother's wife

    Who made the stmt. and what r the realtions among them

    View Answer
    Q.A pipe fill a tank in 3hrs.another pipe fill that same tank
    in 2hrs.if both pipe inserted in tank to fill it how time it
    will take to fill?
    View Answer
    Q.prove that 1 + 1 = 1. use any logic, any method,any
    algorithm.. (its not a binary addition or logical OR gate).
    View Answer
    Q.Certain words are coded as follows : BEAR-9281, DRUM-0683,PRY-
    485 AND DOOR-7899.What is the code for ?R??
    View Answer
    Q.You have 8 marbles. 7 marbles weigh 1 ounce each, & one
    marble weighs 1.5 ounces. You are unable to determine which
    is the heavier marble by looking at them. You have a
    weighing scale that consists of 2 pans, but the scale is
    only good for 2 total weighings. How can you determine which
    marble is the heaviest one using the scale & in 2 weighings?
    View Answer
    Q.A circle is drawn...roughly in paper...the interviewer asked
    me to find centre point of circle?the radius,circumference is
    not known?how to find it?
    View Answer
    Q.In 10 hrs,if the cistern is filled ,then how much time the
    outlet takes to empty the cistern
    View Answer

    Among 12 identical looking golf balls there is one that is defective in weight. It is either heavier or lighter than the standard one. You have a balance. You can only weigh 3 times to find out which one is defective and whether it is heavier or lighter.
    View Answer
    Q.How would you cut a cake in 8 pieces with only three cuts.
    View Answer
    Q.A big cube painted with yellow colour in all sides. if you
    cut it into 1000 cubes with same dimension. than how many
    cubes were without painted anyside. explain it?
    View Answer
    Q.There are 3 societies A, B, C.
    A lent cars to B and C as many as they had already.
    After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C
    as many as they have. After sometime c did the same thing.
    At the end of this transaction each one of them had 24.
    Find the cars each orginally had.
    View Answer
    Q.Three friends went to hotel for breakfast . After having breakfast total bill was Rs 25 . Each one contributed Rs 10. So total was Rs 30 . 30 is paid. waiter gave Rs 5 back to them . Three friend gave Rs 2 tips to waiter . From remaining Rs 3 each one took one rupee. As each one contributed ten . And each friend recieved one rupee back. Means each one had breakfast in nine rupee. So three friend had breakfast in 9+9+9=27. And Rs 2 is given to tips to waiter. So total money for breakfast for three friend was 27+2=29. Where is remaining one rupee?

    View Answer

    A cube is divided into 125 pieces.. then four
    columns are removed then
    coloured all side black..
    i) how many 0 side painted cubes?
    ii) how many 1 side painted cubes?
    iii) how many 2 side painted cubes?
    iV) how many 3 side painted cubes?
    V) how many 4 side painted cubes?
    View Answer
    Q.A sheet of paper has statements numbered from 1 to 45. For
    all values of n from 1 to 45, statement n says "At most n of
    te statements on this sheet are false". Which statments are
    true and which are false?

    A. The odd numbered statements are true and the even
    numbered are false.

    B. The even numbered statements are true and the odd
    numbered are false.

    C. All statements are true.
    View Answer
    Q.You use any operation solve this problem
    45-45=45 ?
    View Answer
    Q.There are numbers from 1 to n, which are inverted such that
    it results in numbers from n to 1. If only two consecutive
    numbers are stampled at a time and are inverted, how many
    moves are required?
    View Answer
    Q.You have 8 balls. One of them is defective and weighs less than others. You have a balance to measure balls against each other. In 2
    weighings how do you find the defective one?

    View Answer
    Q. There are 3 baskets. one of them have apples, one has oranges only and the other has mixture of apples and oranges. The labels on
    their baskets always lie. (i.e. if the label says oranges, you are sure that it doesn't have oranges only,it could be a mixture) The
    task is to pick one basket and pick only one fruit from it and then correctly label all the three baskets.

    HINT. There are only two combinations of distributions in which ALL the baskets have wrong labels. By picking a fruit from the one
    labeled MIXTURE, it is possible to tell what the other two baskets have.
    View Answer
    Q.Handel has been killed and Beethoven is on the case. He has interviewed the four suspects and their statements are shown below. Each suspect has said two sentences. One sentence of each suspect is a lie and one sentence is the truth. Help Beethoven figure out who the killer is.

    Joplin: I did not kill Handel. Either Grieg is the killer or none of us is.
    Grieg: I did not kill Handel. Gershwin is the killer.
    Strauss: I did not kill Handel. Grieg is lying when he says Gershwin is the killer.
    Gershwin: I did not kill Handel. If Joplin did not kill him, then Grieg did.

    View Answer
    Q.A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

    View Answer

    Please Note: We keep on updating better answers to this site. In case you are looking for Jobs, Pls Click Here - Best Freshers & Experienced Jobs Website.

    View ALL Puzzles Interview Questions

    User Options
    Sponsored Links

    Copyright ©2003-2015, All Rights Reserved.
    Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions

    Download Yahoo Messenger | Placement Papers| FREE SMS | ASP .Net Tutorial | Web Hosting | Dedicated Servers | C Interview Questions & Answers

    Testing Articles | Testing Books | Testing Certifications | Testing FAQs | Testing Downloads | Testing Interview Questions | Testing Jobs | Testing Training Institutes

    Cache = 0.0625 Seconds