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6 10 Find the Missing Number
In this table, each row across follows the same pattern of numbers. See if you can discern the pattern and fill in the missing number in the bottom row. 7 4 8 3 9 7 6 5 10 ? ...
patterns Submitted by Ravi
Doable
6.0
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
4 5 Attic Light Switch
A downstairs panel contains three on-off switches. One of them controls the lamp in your attic. Using only ONE trip up to the attic, how do you determine which switch controls the lamp?
Doable
4.7
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
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
7 4 Tea and Wine
You take a spoon of wine from a barrel of wine and put it into your cup of tea. Then you return a spoon of the (non-uniform) mixture of tea and wine from your cup and put it in the barrel. Now you ha ...
Math logic Submitted by Ravi
Doable
4.7
4 7 Balloon Business
You’re sitting in a stationary car. There’s a helium balloon tied to its floor. You accelerate and, obviously feel like you’re being pushed backwards (against the direction of your acceleration). W ...
physics science logic Submitted by Valentin
Doable
4.0
2 3 Nice to meet you
At a secret meeting, everyone shakes hands exactly once with every other person present. Altogether there are forty-five handshakes. How many people attended the meeting?
Easy
2.9
4 4 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
4.5
4 5 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
5.0
7 8 Bug's Eye
You are a bug sitting in one corner of a cubic room. You wish to walk (not fly) to the extreme opposite corner – the corner furthest from you. Describe the shortest path that you can walk.
geometry trigonometry Submitted by Ravi
Doable
3.8
11 4 Measuring Up
You have a 3 and a 5 litre water container, each container has no markings except for that which gives you its total volume. You also have a running tap. You must use the containers and the tap in su ...
logic brain teaser Submitted by Ravi
Easy
3.1
4 3 Don't Hang Yourself
A fool wants to tie a rope around the earth. So he buys a rope of 40,000 KM and ties it around the world. His neighbour, also a fool, wants to do the same only he wants the rope on sticks 1 meter abo ...
Easy
3.1
1 2 Random Puzzle
Here’s something I heard from a friend, I thought it was appropriate. What do you call a 4 foot tall fortune teller who is wanted by the law? Good luck.
riddle funny Submitted by Ravi
Hard
7.3
1 8 Parodoxical Statements from Life
Nobody goes to that restaurant; it’s too crowded. Don’t go near the water ’til you have learned how to swim. The man who wrote such a stupid sentence can not write at all. If you get this messa ...
paradox Submitted by Ravi
Doable
5.2