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A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, one is required to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle. The Random House dictionary defines a puzzle as "a toy or other contrivance designed to amuse b presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort." Lesson: the two main skills for solving puzzles are ingenuity and patience.

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If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15. What is the angle between the hour and the minute hands? ( The answer to this is not zero!) |
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500 men are arranged in an array of 10 rows and 50 columns according to their heights. Tallest among each row of all are asked to come out. And the shortest among them is A. Similarly after resuming them to their original positions, the shortest among each column are asked to come out. And the tallest among them is B. Now who is taller A or B ? |
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Substitute digits for the letters to make the following relation true. S T I L L + W I T H I N -------------------- L I M I T S Note that the leftmost letter can't be zero in any word. Also, there must be a one-to-one mapping between digits and letters. e.g. if you substitute 3 for the letter S, no other letter can be 3 and all other S in the puzzle must be 3. |
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There are 3 containers. One is of8 litre capacity which is full, other two are of 5 & 3 litre capacity but empty. We have to distribute 8 litre like 4 ltr at one container and 4 ltr at other. We don't have any measuring instruments, how to distribute equally? | |||

.Which number in the series does not fit in the given series: 1 4 3 16 6 36 7 64 9 100 |
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In the middle of the confounded desert, there is the lost city of "Ash". To reach it, I will have to travel overland by foot from the coast. On a trek like this, each person can only carry enough rations for five days and the farthest we can travel in one day is 30 miles. Also, the city is 120 miles from the starting point. What I am trying to figure out is the fewest number of persons, including myself, that I will need in our Group so that I can reach the city, stay overnight, and then return to the coast without running out of supplies. How many persons (including myself) will I need to accomplish this mission? |
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.Which number in the series does not fit in the given series: 1 4 3 16 6 36 7 64 9 100 |
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A cricket team of 11 players lined up in a straight line to have their photograph. The captain was asked to stand in the center of the line-up. 1) Bharat and Bhavin stood to the right of the captain 2) Two players stood between Bhagat and Bhairav 3) Seven players stood between Bhadrik and Bhanu 4) Bhavesh stood to the right of Bhuvan 5) Bhola and Bhumit stood either side of Bhagat 6) Bhavik and Bhumit stood to the left of the captain 7) Six players stood between Bhavin and Bhagat 8 ) Two players stood between Bhagat and Bhavik Who is the captain? Can you tell the positions of all the palyers? |
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There are 10 statements written on a piece of paper: 1. At least one of statements 9 and 10 is true. 2. This either is the first true or the first false statement. 3. There are three consecutive statements, which are false. 4. The difference between the numbers of the last true and the first true statement divides the number, that is to be found. 5. The sum of the numbers of the true statements is the number, that is to be found. 6. This is not the last true statement. 7. The number of each true statement divides the number, that is to be found. 8. The number that is to be found is the percentage of true statements. 9. The number of divisors of the number, that is to be found, (apart from 1 and itself) is greater than the sum of the numbers of the true statements. 10. There are no three consecutive true statements. Find the minimal possible number? |
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Consider an n by n grid of squares. A square is said to be a neighbour of another one if it lies directly above/below or to its right/left. Thus, each square has at most four neighbours. Initially, some squares are marked. At successive clock ticks, an unmarked square marks itself if at least two of its neighbours are marked. What is the minimum number of squares we need to mark initially so that all squares eventually get marked? |
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A rich man died. In his will, he has divided his gold coins among his 5 sons, 5 daughters and a manager. According to his will: First give one coin to manager. 1/5th of the remaining to the elder son. Now give one coin to the manager and 1/5th of the remaining to second son and so on..... After giving coins to 5th son, divided the remaining coins among five daughters equally. All should get full coins. Find the minimum number of coins he has? |
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A series comprising of alphabets contains 13 letters. The first seven letters in the given series are A, E, F, H, I, L, M Can you find the next two letters? |
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What are the next three numbers in the given series? 1 1 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 3 3 4 1 2 2 3 2 3 3 4 2 3 3 ? |
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There are 3 containers. One is of8 litre capacity which is full, other two are of 5 & 3 litre capacity but empty. We have to distribute 8 litre like 4 ltr at one container and 4 ltr at other. We don't have any measuring instruments, how to distribute equally? | |||

Substitute digits for the letters to make the following Division true O U T ------------- S T E M | D E M I S E | D M O C ------------- T U I S S T E M ---------- Z Z Z E Z U M M -------- I S T Note that the leftmost letter can't be zero in any word. Also, there must be a one-to-one mapping between digits and letters. e.g. if you substitute 3 for the letter M, no other letter can be 3 and all other M in the puzzle must be 3. |

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