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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
4 3 Its waistline is a hexagon
Heart of Darkness, Coat of Grain, Was once alive, Now feels no pain, Never walks, but Leaves a Trail. Circle head and pointed tail. Grows shorter as the day goes on- Its waistline is a hexagon. Wha ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
5.2
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 2 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
3.1
4 4 Left Hands Only
Assume there are approximately 6,000,000,000 (6 billion) people on Earth. What would you estimate to be the result if you multiply together the number of fingers on every person’s left-hands? For t ...
Submitted by Aakash
Hard
6.8
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
4 4 No if() no abs()!
This is inspired by the puzzle "No if() only abs()" : Given two variable a and b, construct a function f(a,b) which return the maximum one in {a,b}. You can only use +- · / (basic arithmetic operator ...
Hard
10.0
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 2 What am I?
The first person makes me and sells me. The second person buys me but doesnt use me. The third person uses me but doesnt see me. What am I?
Submitted by Valentin
Hard
6.8
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
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 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 2 There are only 4 circles and none of them touch
Source: reddit.
optical illusion Submitted by Ravi
Easy
2.0
4 6 Cut the pizza into 11 equal slices with a wrist watch
Tools: (1) A wrist watch and (2) a normal knife Goal: Slice a pizza into 11 equal pieces
Doable
6.0
4 3 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