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The Tallest Mountain
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Greatest Area

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3 Painted Ladies

Mutual knowledge versus individual knowledge is fun. Here it's a bit weird, since I don't have 'set' pattern for how they will act based on their knowledge, but it's still fun.

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Greatest Area

This isn't really a 'logic' puzzle. It derives from a great joke I've heard, though.

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My eyes

Fun - these types of riddles are fun. Albeit, I find there's rarely logic to this - it's either about knowing it or having an intuition for them.

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The Cabin

This would be a better puzzle if there were a system to moderate hints or for questions/answers. Without that, there is no logical way to solve this type of puzzle, due to the insufficient lack of knowledge.

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12 Identical Balls

This is a great one. I remember when I first saw this puzzle. I saw it in a logic puzzles book. I had a bit of trouble, so I looked in the answer section, and it only gave the solution if the two initial piles were even - which I had already figured out. It forgot to put in the alternative - so I spent a fair bit figuring this out myself, using a pack of cards to simulate the scenarios. Incidentally, my answer is slightly different, but not significantly.

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Good luck at an interview with Google

These are questions of estimation, presumably. If you can create an accurate model and extrapolate, you can make a good estimate. My own estimation abilities aren't great, but for example, imagine that a golf ball is about 4 cubed inches in volume, while a bus is about (5 x 10 x 20)ft = 12000 cubed inches. (all these are estimates, so probably off, but order of magnitude are the vital piece), so this means that we could probably fit around 3,000 golf balls in a school bus. Each piece of the estimate is dependent on one's internal ability to gauge the size of an object or thing - or access to knowledge. Here, the golf ball I looked up. For the bus, I guessed the height based off knowing that even 6ft people can fit on a bus, (10 is still a bit large, but accounts for wheels, plus a bit more factors) The length and width I extrapolated from an estimated proportion of relativity. ( I guessed that a bus is about 2x as long as high). All in all, while my answer certainly isn't right, it's likely in the right factor, or maybe a factor off. I'm not going to go this for the rest, but the idea is similar.

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