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13 16 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
6.6
4 10 Don't Mate in One
This problem was first publicized by Karl Fabel, a German chess problemist. Find a move for white that will not result in an immediate checkmate of the black king.
logic chess Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.6
9 12 1978
The year 1978 is such that the sum of the first two digits and the latter two digits is equal to the middle two digits, i.e. 19 + 78 = 97. What is the next year (after 1978) for which this is true?
Doable
6.6
12 2 Simple 24
Why is that if p is a prime number bigger than 3, then p^2-1 is always divisible by 24 with no remainder?
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.6
5 11 The Stealing Mailman
This is a fairly simple problem that can cause some people trouble. Kevin and Sophia want to mail high confidential letters between each other. They know that the mailman is crooked and opens the le ...
logic cryptography Submitted by Ravi
Doable
6.5
19 11 Going to the Track
The London racetrack needs to submit its top three horses to the Kentucky Derby next month in order to compete for a prize. However in a recent electrical storm, all the racetrack's previous race histo ...
logic mathematics Submitted by Nikhil
Doable
6.2
28 45 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
6.2
3 4 Power of 2 (Microsoft Interview)
Given any number n, using one line of C (using no external libraries or functions) code, determine if n is a power of 2. Return 1 if n is a power of 2 and 0 if not.
bitwise powers Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0
6 5 Grey Squares Illusion
Square A is the exact same shade of gray as square B. It's true, check out the reconstruction.
Doable
6.0
2 3 The Way Engineers Think
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. Engineer: What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes! Doctor: I don’t ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0
2 1 What Am I?
Give me food, and I will live Give me water, and I will die What am I?
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0
0 4 Don't be a Square
Shown is a large square made up of four shapes, and a separate square, labeled with an E. Using all five of the shapes (A through E) only once, can you form a second perfect square?
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0
2 3 Use your mobile
In this puzzle I have given a message in a coded language. try to solve it. Message: 936382004221833200416381004381 Hint is in the title of this puzzle
Submitted by Rohan Umesh
Doable
6.0
3 6 Tooth Paste, : Profit
There are 2 Persons, Who Saves Money. One person Bought a tooth Paste of 100 gms, for Rs. 40. The second person Buys, Two 50 gms for Rs. 20 each. at same shop, the same company of Pastes. No Extra past ...
Doable
6.0
0 3 My eyes
My eyes fold like telescopes and view the world like periscopes Who am I? For a hint you should know I run really slow and walk as fast as i can. Do you know who I am?
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0