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Shiva Kintali
on June 24, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Toggling 100 doors
There are 100 doors numbered 1 to 100 in a row. There are 100 people. The first person opens all the doors. The second person closes all the even-numbered doors. The third person changes the state of…
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on April 1, 2014 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Designing two dice
You are given two blank dice i.e., all the sides of the dice are blank. You are allowed to write any integers on the sides of the dice. Only one integer on each side. Write the integers such that …
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on May 7, 2014 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Sock Drawer puzzle
There are 10 socks of each of the following colors in a drawer: red blue green black white i.e., there are 50 socks. The socks are arbitrarily distributed in the drawer. You are blind-f…
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on June 28, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Integral Rectangles
A large rectangle is partitioned into smaller rectangles, each of which has either integer height or integer width or both. Prove that the large rectangle also has this property.
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on June 10, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Stick triangle
A stick is broken at random into three pieces. What is the probability that the pieces can form a triangle?
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on Sept. 3, 2013 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Parliament Pacification
In a parliament, each member has at most three enemies. (We assume that enmity is always mutual). Is the following statement TRUE (or) FALSE ? One can always divide the parliament into two chambe…
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on June 2, 2013 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Die Hard Water Puzzle
You have a 3 litre jug and a 5 litre jug. Each jug has no markings on them. You have a running tap (i.e., infinite supply of water). You must use the jugs and the tap in such away as to exactly measur…
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on Aug. 1, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Two Secret Integers
I am thinking of two integers, each of them is more than 1 and their sum is less than 100. I tell my friend A the sum of these two numbers, and another friend B, product of these two numbers. Then the…
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Shiva Kintali
on Aug. 15, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Two Eggs Puzzle
You have two eggs, and access to a 100 story building. There is some floor on the building below which the eggs will not break, if dropped. What is the worst upper case bound on the number of drops …
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on May 5, 2014 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Wine and water mixing problem
In the wine and water mixing problem, one starts with two barrels, one holding wine and the other an equal volume of water. A cup of wine is taken from the wine barrel and added to the water. A cup of…
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