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41 28 All the King's Wine
So there's this king. Someone breaks into his wine cellar where he stores 1000 bottles of wine. This person proceeds to poison one of the 1000 bottles, but gets away too quickly for the king's guard ...
logic mathematical Submitted by Aakash
Hard
7.6
30 7 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
28 19 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 +- · / and abs() (to take the absolute value). NO if() is allowed in your construction. ...
Submitted by MoralMachine
Doable
5.5
28 19 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie once visited chocolate factory to buy some chocolates.Chocolate cost Rs. 3 each and he had only Rs. 45.He was disappointed. He wanted more. But when he reached the factory he was amazed. There ...
Easy
2.3
22 19 12 Identical Balls
You have 12 identical balls. One of them is slightly different in weight than the rest. You have three weighs of a balance scale to determine which ball is different and whether it is heavier or li ...
logic brain teaser Submitted by Valentin
Doable
5.7
17 10 Cocktail Party
You are observing a cocktail party that has seven guests. You notice that each guest shakes hands with one another once they meet, but never again. How many handshakes occurred during the cocktail part ...
Easy
2.3
17 4 Odd Pills
Your pharmacist gives you 5 jars filled with pills. The pills contained in each jar have an identical appearance and size (i.e. if you mixed all of the pills you wouldn't be able to tell them apart). ...
Doable
3.8
16 1 3 Men and a Hotel Room
Three men decided to split the cost of a hotel room. The hotel manager gave them a price of $30. The men split the bill evenly, each paying $10, and retired to their room. However, the manager real ...
Submitted by Valentin
Doable
5.3
15 6 Going to the Track
The London racetrack needs to submit its top three horses to the Kentucky Derby next month in order to compete for a prize. However in a recent electrical storm, all the racetrack's previous race histo ...
logic mathematics Submitted by Nikhil
Doable
6.3
14 22 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
4.7
13 100 Light Bulbs
There are 100 light switches, all of them are off. First, you walk by them, turning all of them on. Next, you walk by them turning every other one off. Then, you walk by them changing every third on ...
mathematical logical Submitted by Aakash
Hard
7.7
13 11 Swap Variables in Place without XOR
Suppose you have two variables, a and b. How can you swap their values without using a temporary variable and also without using the bitwise operator XOR?
Doable
4.0
11 1 Choose the Next Letter
Choose the next letter in the sequence: O T T F F S S ?
logic patterns sequences Submitted by Ravi
Easy
3.1
11 7 Coin Flip
On Monday, you flip a coin all day. You start flipping it until you see the pattern Head, Tail, Head. You record the number of flips required to reach this pattern, and start flipping again (and co ...
Math statistics Submitted by Aakash
Doable
6.0
11 13 Bit Pair Swap
In one line of C or Java, how would you swap every pair of bits in a byte? That is, swap bits 0 and 1, 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and 7. Example: 0110 1010 becomes 1001 0101.
Doable
6.0