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5 8 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
5 3 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
3.5
5 3 Don't Eat Me!
Would you rather a crocodile attack you or an alligator?
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
4.9
5 1 What Number Is It?
So there are two students, that play a game with their teacher. They have 10 cards, each card is numbered 1,2,3,...,9,10. And then their teacher gives them two cards that is consecutive. For example, o ...
Easy
2.7
5 4 Sand Timer Puzzle
You have two sand timers with you. One can measure 7 minutes and the other sand timer can measure 11 minutes. This means that it takes 7 minutes for the sand timer to completely empty the sand from one ...
Submitted by Rohit Gurjar
Doable
5.0
5 3 Cards With Crosses
You have a stack of 23 cards. Each card has an image of a cross on one side, and an image of a circle on the other side. You know that 14 cards in the stack are laying with the cross up, and therefor ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
6.0
5 4 Birthday Problem (Classic)
A classic problem. How many people do you need to have in a room so that the probability of at least 2 of people sharing a birthday is greater than 50%. Assume 365 days in a year (no leap years) ...
Submitted by Valentin
Hard
8.4
5 7 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
7.7
5 7 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
3.5
5 1 3 Brilliant People
There are three genii standing in a row in a room facing the same direction. Thus, the genius at one end can see the two genii ahead of him, the genius in the middle can only see the one genius ahea ...
Submitted by Ravi
Doable
4.3
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
5 2 Age of Three Kids
One day, a guy from census come into a house. When he rings the bell, a lady comes out. He then asks how many people lives in her house, and their age. And then she says: I am 45 years old. I have thr ...
Doable
6.0
5 1 Count The Bits
Write a function that counts the number of bits in an integer that are set to 1 that is linear in time complexity in the worst case, but sub-linear on average.
Hard
7.6
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
4 3 The Middle of Nowhere
What is in the middle of "nowhere"? The answer is indisputable, and not based on some philosophy.
riddle Submitted by Aakash
Easy
2.4