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17 31 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
4.5
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
8 225 Non-Adaptive 12 Identical Balls
Okay - so I posted this puzzle to reddit a few weeks ago and one guy had the following comment: Same problem, but your solution must be non-adaptive. IOW, specify the weighings that you will make up f ...
Math logic unsolved Submitted by Aakash
Hard
9.0
10 8 Sum of Two Prime Numbers
If p, q > 2 are consecutive in set of primes. Since p,q can only be odd number, (p+q) is an even number. Can (p+q)/2 be prime? from http://republicofmath.com/
Submitted by MoralMachine
Easy
3.2
12 25 Gold or silver?
What weighs more, a pound of silver or a pound of gold?
riddle chemistry Submitted by Jango
Easy
2.0
37 27 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
5.8
15 14 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
3.9
9 11 The Monty Hall Problem
You’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car and behind the other two doors are goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what’s behind ...
Doable
5.5
10 4 Two Trains
Two trains (Train A and B) with 200 km between them are travelling towards each other at 100km/h. A mosquito, initially standing on the front of Train A, starts travelling towards Train B at 150km/h. O ...
Math physics rates Submitted by Ravi
Doable
4.5
45 12 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
4.3
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
3 4 Products Algorithm
Given an array A[1...N] of integers, create an array O[1...N] where O[i] = the product of all elements in A except for the ith element. For example, if N = 3, and A = {6, 4, 2}, O = {8, 12, 24} The t ...
Doable
4.0
16 10 The double-square number problem
It's said that a number N with 4 digits is a double-square number when it equals the sum of the squares of two numbers: one formed by the first two digits of N, in the order they appear in N and the ot ...
Math mathematics Submitted by Guilherme
Hard
8.1
10 22 3 Coins
Not sure what the answer is, ideas welcome! You have 3 coins, one always comes up heads, the second always comes up tails, and the third is a fair coin. You select a coin at random. After selecting ...
Math help Submitted by city_slick
Easy
3.0
9 1 Unfair Coin
Say you have an unfair coin: a coin whose probability of flipping heads and flipping tails is unknown but nonzero. Can you design a game where you and your opponent have an equal chance of winning?
Doable
5.0