Mind Teasers : Akbar Birbal Riddle

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Emperor Akbar once ruled over India. He was a wise and intelligent ruler, and he had in his court the Nine Gems, his nine advisors, who were each known for a particular skill. One of these Gems was Birbal, known for his wit and wisdom. The story below is one of the examples of his wit. Do you have it in you to find out the answer?

A farmer and his neighbour once went to Emperor Akbar's court with a complaint.
'Your Majesty, I bought a well from him,' said the farmer pointing to his neighbour, 'and now he wants me to pay for the water.'
'That's right, your Majesty,' said the neighbour. 'I sold him the well but not the water!'
?The Emperor asked Birbal to settle the dispute.

How did Birbal solve the dispute?

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Mind Teasers : Extremely Hard Civil Services Problem

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( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) = 30
This is what you have for equation. The following are the numbers that you can use to fill in the brackets:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15

You can repeat the numbers if required. The resulting sum should be 30.

This question appeared in the UPSC final examination in December 2013. Out of all the people who appeared, only one guy was able to solve this namely Gaurav Agarwal.

Can you solve it?

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Mind Teasers : Logic Interview Riddle

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prinka and tanu organized a small kitty party at home. They purchased a barrel of fruit juice.

Tanu told to prinka 'I bet this barrel of fruit juice is more than half full'.
'No, its less than half full' prinka replied.

I don't have any measuring instrument and without removing fruit juice from it , how can i determine which of us is right ?

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Mind Teasers : Clock Puzzle

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The needles of a clock overlaps at 12:00 in a 12 hour format clock.

When will the two needles overlap again ?

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Mind Teasers : Crossing Bridge Brain Teaser

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Four friends need to cross a dangerous bridge at night. Unfortunately, they have only one torch and the bridge is too dangerous to cross without one. The bridge is only strong enough to support two people at a time. Not all people take the same time to cross the bridge. Times for each person: 1 min, 2 mins, 7 mins and 10 mins. What is the shortest time needed for all four of them to cross the bridge?

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Mind Teasers : Logical Bank Brain Teaser

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A bank customer had Rs.100 in his account. He then made 6 withdrawals, totaling Rs.. He kept a record of these withdrawals, and the balance remaining in the account, as follows:

Withdrawals Balance left
Rs.50 Rs.50
Rs.25 Rs.25
Rs.10 Rs.15
Rs.8 Rs.7
Rs.5 Rs.2
Rs.2 Rs.0
Rs.100 Rs.99


Why are the Totals not exactly right ?

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Mind Teasers : Numbers For Buildings Problem

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My town contains 100 buildings.
They are numbered from 1 to 100. How many 6's are used in these numbers ?

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Mind Teasers : Maths Logical Riddle

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Two mathematicians Steven and James were sitting face to face when Steven came up with an idea in mind. He scribbled something on the table and told James to read it. James said that it was wrong. Steven said it is absolutely right.

What would Steven have scribbled to make both of them correct?

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Mind Teasers : Accelerating Train Logic Riddle

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I sit on Japan's latest maglev bullet train from its first station. The train starts and is now accelerating and is about to enter the tunnel. What is the best position for me to sit, considering I am a claustrophobic guy?

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Mind Teasers : Water Measurement Riddle

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A barman is having a 12 liters jug full of beer. He needs to divide or split that beer into two equal parts. All he has is two empty jugs of capacity 8 liters and 5 liters.

How will he do it using them?

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Mind Teasers : Picture Mind Teaser

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You are given with six marbles of three different colors. Arrange them in a manner that each one of them touches all four marbles of different colors.

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