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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
3 3 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
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
3 4 Cooking Time
A cook must put a souffle exactly 9 minutes at the oven, but he only have a 7 minutes hourglass and a 4 minutes hourglass. How can he measure 9 minutes with those clocks?
logic Submitted by Ravi
Doable
6.5
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
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 3 The Female Star
My first two letters are a man. The first three a woman. The first four are a brave man. And in whole I am a brave woman.
riddle word puzzle Submitted by Valentin
Doable
4.3
4 3 Boys and Girls
To help solve an acute national over-population problem, a government issues a radical decree that families must stop having children as soon as they have had one son. After a while, there are some ...
Doable
5.4
3 3 Guilty Innocence
I am a drug dealer. I have been questioned by the police with all of my drugs surrounding me, but I was not arrested. Why?
Easy
3.0
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
9 1 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
Hard
7.0
1 How many?2
How many people contribute to MindCipher?
Submitted by Gene
Easy
2.0
2 5 The Cabin
There is a man lying face-down, dead, in the middle of a cabin. The cabin is in the middle of the woods. There are windows, but they do not open. What is going on?
Doable
5.3
3 Gone Camping
Camp Crona’s cook, Allison, was just about to begin preparing the picnic lunch for all the campers. She already knew she needed to fill 55 bowls of the same size and capacity with the same amount of fo ...
mathematics Submitted by Aakash
Easy
2.8
6 2 Salary
Three coworkers would like to know their average salary. how can they do it, without disclosing their own salaries.
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0