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9 1 Mutilated Chessboard Problem
Suppose a standard 8×8 chessboard has two diagonally opposite corners removed, leaving 62 squares. Is it possible to place 31 dominoes of size 2×1 so as to cover all of these squares?
geometry chess proofs Submitted by Ravi
Hard
7.1
4 4 Clock Works - Google Interview Question
How many degrees are there in the angle between the hour and minute hands of a clock when the time is a quarter past three?
Doable
3.3
5 6 Partitioning a set
In how many ways can a set of r objects be partitioned into subsets of k objects such that: all subsets are mutually exclusive each of k-object subset appears in exactly one of the partitions [Partit ...
Hard
8.7
9 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
4.9
4 6 Balloon in an Elevator
A person is holding on to a helium balloon in an elevator. The elevator cable snaps, and at the exact same moment, the person lets go of the helium balloon. In the perspective of the person in the el ...
physics relativity Submitted by Aakash
Hard
8.7
5 4 Betsy and Patsy
“We were born on the same day of the same year,” said Betsy. “And we have the same mother and father,” said Patsy. “But we’re not twins!” the two exclaimed. Can you explain?
Doable
3.7
6 1 The bus stop
You’re driving your car to work in the pouring rain when you see three people on the side of the road at an uncovered bus stop. You recognize one as your best friend waiting to go to work, the second ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
4.7
5 1 Matchsticks
This is a classic Martin Gardner puzzle. See the picture - the four matchsticks represent a martini glass and the match head represents an olive. Move just two matches so that the glass is reformed bu ...
logic spatial Submitted by Aakash
Doable
3.7
6 2 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
4 1 Clock Hands - Google Interview Question
How many degrees are there in the angle between the hour and minute hands of a clock when the time is a quarter past three?
logic mathematics Submitted by Valentin
Doable
3.6
4 4 Electrical Deaths
You and your friend are driving out in the pouring rain one night. It soon becomes much to hard too see, so you stop at closest house possible. When you knock on the door, an old lady welcomes you to ...
brain teaser riddle Submitted by Ravi
Doable
3.7
8 1 Three Idols
Here's a classic: Three gods A, B, and C are called, in some order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a comp ...
Hard
10.0
5 7 Psycho Killer
While at the funeral of her mother, she met a man whom she did not know. She thought he was amazing, her dream guy, and she fell in love with him but never asked for his number and could not find him ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
3.3
3 2 Time To Fuse
You have a string-like fuse that burns in exactly one minute. The fuse is inhomogeneous, and it may burn slowly at first, then quickly, then slowly, and so on. You have a match, and no watch. How do ...
physics logic rates Submitted by Valentin
Doable
4.7
3 2 Up and Down
Explain the following scenario: A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets int ...
Submitted by Valentin
Hard
7.3