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1 3 What is the sum of 1+2+3+4+5 . . . (forever)?
What is the sum of 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 . . . all the way to infinity?
infinity Submitted by Tarun245
Hard
10.0
22 16 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie once visited chocolate factory to buy some chocolates.Chocolate cost Rs. 3 each and he had only Rs. 45.He was disappointed. He wanted more. But when he reached the factory he was amazed. There ...
Easy
2.2
39 26 All the King's Wine
So there's this king. Someone breaks into his wine cellar where he stores 1000 bottles of wine. This person proceeds to poison one of the 1000 bottles, but gets away too quickly for the king's guard ...
logic mathematical Submitted by Aakash
Hard
7.5
25 18 No if() Only abs()
Given two variable a and b, construct a function f(a,b) which return the maximum one in {a,b}. You can only use +- · / and abs() (to take the absolute value). NO if() is allowed in your construction. ...
Submitted by MoralMachine
Doable
5.5
27 7 The Sinking Island
You and 3 friends are on an island that is sinking. There is one bridge from the island to the mainland that supports at most 2 people at once. However, it's dark outside so anyone crossing the bridge ...
Doable
4.4
5 5 Lab Rat on the Run
Consider a lab rat in a maze. There are four paths that can be taken with equal probability. Path A leads to exit in 5 minutes. Path B leads back to start and takes 8 minutes. Path C leads to exit in 3 ...
Doable
6.0
12 21 Multiples of 8 plus 1
Squaring the first several odd numbers reveals the following pattern: 3 squared = 8 + 1 5 squared = 24 + 1 7 squared = 48 + 1 8, 24, and 48 are all multiples of 8. Does this pattern hold for all squa ...
Doable
4.6
4 7 Black and White Hats
There are 100 prisoners in jail. Their guards decide to play a game with them. Here's what happens: 1) The prisoners are lined up in a single file, front to back, such that the prisoner at the back of ...
logic prisoners hats Submitted by Aakash
Hard
8.0
8 17 Gold or silver?
What weighs more, a pound of silver or a pound of gold?
riddle chemistry Submitted by Jango
Easy
2.0
21 19 12 Identical Balls
You have 12 identical balls. One of them is slightly different in weight than the rest. You have three weighs of a balance scale to determine which ball is different and whether it is heavier or li ...
logic brain teaser Submitted by Valentin
Doable
5.7
15 10 Cocktail Party
You are observing a cocktail party that has seven guests. You notice that each guest shakes hands with one another once they meet, but never again. How many handshakes occurred during the cocktail part ...
Easy
2.2
4 5 Binary 5 digits
What is the base 10 equivalent of the highest 5 digit binary number?
Easy
2.0
13 10 Swap Variables in Place without XOR
Suppose you have two variables, a and b. How can you swap their values without using a temporary variable and also without using the bitwise operator XOR?
Doable
3.8
6 6 Survivor
There are 1500 people sitting around a circular table. They are numbered in a regular manner (1 to 1500 along the table). Now, the 1st person gets a sword and kills the 2nd person. He then gives the s ...
Submitted by Shaheen
Hard
7.7
11 12 Bit Pair Swap
In one line of C or Java, how would you swap every pair of bits in a byte? That is, swap bits 0 and 1, 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and 7. Example: 0110 1010 becomes 1001 0101.
Doable
6.0