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4 3 Divide 1 to 20
What is the smallest whole number that can be divided by any number from 1 to 20 (inclusive) and not leave a remainder? For example, 60 is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by all the n ...
mathematics Submitted by Aakash
Doable
5.0
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
1 3 Greatest Area
A farmer challenges an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician to fence off the largest amount of area using the least amount of fence. The engineer made his fence in a circle and said it was th ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
5.0
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
5 3 Don't Eat Me!
Would you rather a crocodile attack you or an alligator?
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
4.9
4 4 Microsoft Interview Question - Count it Out
This problem is more targeted towards people with Computer Science or similar backgrounds, it is a REAL question from an interview with Microsoft. You have an array of 99 unique numbers from 0-100. ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
4.9
2 2 Farmer's Market
You’re a farmer. You’re going to a market to buy some animals. On the market there are 3 types of animals for sale. You can buy: Horses for £10 each, goats for £1 each and ducks, you get 8 of these ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
4.7
7 2 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
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
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
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
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
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 7 Death by drawing?
You are a prisoner in a strange foreign land, and a random drawing will decide your fate. You are given 2 bags, 10 white marbles, and 10 black marbles. You are to place the marbles in the bags in any a ...
probability Submitted by Gene
Doable
4.4
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