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4 3 Sand Timer Puzzle
You have two sand timers with you. One can measure 7 minutes and the other sand timer can measure 11 minutes. This means that it takes 7 minutes for the sand timer to completely empty the sand from one ...
Submitted by Rohit Gurjar
Doable
4.0
3 1 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
5 4 12 balls part 2
You have 12 identical RUBBER balls each of 10 grams and one of 9 grams.You have three weighs of a weighing machine (not a balance scale) to determine which ball is different and whether it is heavier o ...
Submitted by Vishal barot
Doable
3.3
3 1 There are only 4 circles and none of them touch
Source: reddit.
optical illusion Submitted by Ravi
Easy
2.0
1 How many?2
How many people contribute to MindCipher?
Submitted by Gene
Easy
2.0
2 6 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
3.0
3 6 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
6.0
3 2 Brain Teaser 56
Answer Yes or No to this brain teaser
Easy
2.5
2 4 Tooth Paste, : Profit
There are 2 Persons, Who Saves Money. One person Bought a tooth Paste of 100 gms, for Rs. 40. The second person Buys, Two 50 gms for Rs. 20 each. at same shop, the same company of Pastes. No Extra past ...
Doable
6.0
2 4 What is the sum of 1+2+3+4+5 . . . (forever)?
What is the sum of 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 . . . all the way to infinity?
infinity Submitted by Tarun245
Hard
8.0
5 6 Lab Rat on the Run
Consider a lab rat in a maze. There are four paths that can be taken with equal probability. Path A leads to exit in 5 minutes. Path B leads back to start and takes 8 minutes. Path C leads to exit in 3 ...
Doable
6.0
8 15 Black and White Hats
There are 100 prisoners in jail. Their guards decide to play a game with them. Here's what happens: 1) The prisoners are lined up in a single file, front to back, such that the prisoner at the back of ...
logic prisoners hats Submitted by Aakash
Hard
8.9
2 2 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
2 2 How far can you go?
You have a 4 wheels car and a spare tire in the trunk. The tire being used will be worn off for 1/4 part of it per mile (completely wear out for 4 miles) How to make use of the spare tire to go as fa ...
Submitted by MoralMachine
Doable
6.0
6 6 Binary 5 digits
What is the base 10 equivalent of the highest 5 digit binary number?
Easy
2.0