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

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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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