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4 6 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
2.8
4 4 Sold!
A dealer bought a painting for $70, sold it for $80, bought it back for $90, and sold it again for $100. How much profit did he make?
Submitted by Valentin
Easy
2.5
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
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
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 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
3 3 Open Water
A man is in a rowing boat floating on a lake, in the boat he has a brick. He throws the brick over the side of the boat so that it lands in the water. The brick sinks quickly. The question is, as a r ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
6.0
3 4 Ball Drop
A man is floating in a hot air balloon off the coast of Ireland. In one hand he has a bowling ball, and in the other a golf ball, and he drops them both over the side at the same time. which one ...
Easy
3.1
3 The fake coin
You have 9 coins which all look identical but 1 of them weight less than the others. You have a two pan balance (see the picture) with which you can measure twice, and with this 2 measurements you ha ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
3.5
3 7 100 kg bag of potatoes
if you have a 100kg bag of potatoes, that are 99% water, they're left out in the sun and dry up a bit, so it's now 98% water, how heavy is the bag of potatoes?
Submitted by chuck3r
Doable
5.0
3 479 The Bookworm
Looking onto a shelf you see three books each labeled Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 respectively. Each book is 2.5 inches thick; that is the pages are 2 inches, and each cover .25 inches. A bo ...
Submitted by Aakash
Doable
5.3
3 5 Brain Teaser 56
Answer Yes or No to this brain teaser
Easy
2.8
3 8 How many?
As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks. Each sack has seven cats. Each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives? ...
Submitted by Gene
Easy
2.8
3 4 Products Algorithm
Given an array A[1...N] of integers, create an array O[1...N] where O[i] = the product of all elements in A except for the ith element. For example, if N = 3, and A = {6, 4, 2}, O = {8, 12, 24} The t ...
Doable
4.0