Sunday, August 30, 2009

Christmas Tree Puzzle Solution

Christmas Tree Puzzle Solution
Four angels sat on the Christmas tree amidst other ornaments. Two had blue halos and two – yellow. However, none of them could see above his head. Angel A sat on the top branch and could see the angels B and C, who sat below him. Angel B, could see angel C who sat on the lower branch. And angel D stood at the base of the tree obscured from view by a thicket of branches, so no one could see him and he could not see anyone either.
Which one of them could be the first to guess the color of his halo and speak it out loud for all other angels to hear?
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Solution 1
If angels B and C had aureole of the same color, then angel A must have immediately said his own color (other then theirs)
Solution 2
If angels B and C had different colors, then angel A must have been silent and that would have been a signal for angel B, who could know (looking at angel C) what his own color is (the other one then C had).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Answer : Lateral Thinking - The Elevator Puzzle

Answer : Lateral Thinking - The Elevator Puzzle
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 into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.

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Solution
The man is a dwarf. He can't reach the upper elevator buttons, but he can ask people to push them for him. He can also push them with his umbrella.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Christmas Tree Puzzle

Christmas Tree Puzzle
Four angels sat on the Christmas tree amidst other ornaments. Two had blue halos and two – yellow. However, none of them could see above his head. Angel A sat on the top branch and could see the angels B and C, who sat below him. Angel B, could see angel C who sat on the lower branch. And angel D stood at the base of the tree obscured from view by a thicket of branches, so no one could see him and he could not see anyone either.
Which one of them could be the first to guess the color of his halo and speak it out loud for all other angels to hear?
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Lateral Thinking - The Elevator Puzzle

Lateral Thinking - The Elevator Puzzle
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 into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.

Why does the person follow such a way to go to his apartment?
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Answer to No Sunrise Lateral Thinking Puzzle

In the middle of the night a man gets out of bed, walks to the yard and puts something in a bag. He then gets in his car, drives across town to his friend's house and rings the doorbell. His friend answers and the man says, "Here, you wanted it, so its yours." The man then smiles and drives home. As a result of all this, though, he never sees another sunrise in his life (but yes, he is alive).
How can you explain this? Now think laterally don't go by all what is given!!



Solution:
The man put his rooster in the bag and gave it to the friend who had admired it. Now he could sleep in peace at last until well after sunrise.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The count puzzle

The count puzzle
The puzzle is too simple, you just need to fill in the blanks below.
The number of 0 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 1 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 2 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 3 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 4 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 5 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 6 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 7 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 8 in this whole puzzle is ......
The number of 9 in this whole puzzle is ......
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Prime Number Upside down

Prime Number upside down
If you type the prime 3217001 on a calculator and hold it upside down, you can read the word "IDOLIZE", provided you accept that '0' can be both "D" and "O". Are there any larger primes that become a meaningful word when read upside down like this?
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rumour-mongers Puzzle

Rumour-mongers Puzzle
You surely need me to make a point sound
I could save time or ease your workday
Rumour-mongers in the market pass me around
When you are satisfied you give me away.

What am I?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Golf Tally Puzzle

Golf Tally Puzzle
Three friends played golf together regularly all season. At the end of the season they tallied up their scores and compared them to see who had done the best overall. As a result, a heated discussion broke out as to who really did do the best.

David pointed out that he had finished ahead of Robert more often than he had finished behind him.
Robert countered that he had finished ahead of Bailey more often than he had finished behind him.
Bailey claimed that he had finished ahead of David more often than he had finished behind him.

All of the statements are true, how could this be?
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rungs under water puzzle

Rungs under water puzzle
A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. Assume high tide peaks in one hour.

When the tide is at it's highest, how many rungs are under water?
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Solution to Railroad Bridge Puzzle

Solution to the Railroad Bridge Puzzle posted on 27th July 2008

Click here to view the the puzzle
There is a low railroad bridge in your town. One day you see a large truck stopped just before the underpass. When you asked the driver what has happened, the driver tells you that his truck is one inch higher than the indicated height of the opening. This is the only road to his destination.
What can he do to get through the underpass the easiest way?

Solution:

As the tires of the truck has sufficient clearance between the inner and outer part of the tires via air gap. The tires can be deflated to decrease the height of the truck by one inch and the truck can pass through!!!
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