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 : Climbing Top Brain Teaser

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A man is trying to climb over a frozen mountain that is sixty feet high. Every minute, he can climb 3 feet, but due to the slippery ice, he slips back 2 feet.

How long will it take him to reach the top of the mountain?

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Mind Teasers : Smart Birbal Riddle

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Akbar called Birbal and asked him to draw a line on the floor. He asked Birbal to make that line smaller without erasing it. Birbal smiled and did it before Akbar could blink his eyes.

How did he managed to do it?

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Mind Teasers : Best Maths Brain Teaser

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A competitive exam was held in which five students took part namely Billy, Gerry, Clark, Peeta and Jonathan. In this exam, they had to answer five questions each out of which, three had multiple choices as a, b or c and two were simple true and false questions. The five of them gave different answers to the questions and the details are as given below.

Name 1 2 3 4 5

Gerry c b True True False

Billy c c True True True

Clark a c False True True

Peeta b a True True False

Jonathan a b True False True

None of the two students gave the same number of correct answers. Can you find out the correct answers to the question? Also, calculate the individual score of all the five guys.

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Mind Teasers : Impossible Maths Science Riddle

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Cindy throws a ball from a 90 feet building. The ball is quite bouncy and when it hits the ground, it bounces back half way up. It keeps bouncing back to half way up.

How many bounces will the ball take before it comes to a permanent halt?

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Mind Teasers : Interview Balls Puzzle

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In a closed jar, there are three strawberry candies, two mango candies and five pineapple candies. You can't see inside the jar. Now, how many toffees you must take out from the jar to make sure that you have one of each flavor?

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Mind Teasers : 3 Gallon Brain Teaser

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You have been given three jars of 3 liters, 5 liters and 8 liters capacity out of which the 8 liters jar is filled completely with water. Now you have to use these three jars to divide the water into two parts of 4 liters each.

How can you do it making the least amount of transfers?

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Mind Teasers : Trick Relationship Riddle

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If Erica's daughter is my daughter's mom, who am I to Erica?

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Mind Teasers : Murder Mystery Brain Teaser

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A homicide detective is called upon a crime scene. He finds that a body is lying on the ground in front of a multistory building. By all the means, it looks like a simple suicide case. But there are doubts in his mind.

He goes to the first floor and moves into the room facing the direction of the body. He opens the window in that direction and looks down towards his team. The he goes to the second floor and again moves into the room facing that direction, opens the window and looks down at his team.

He continues with the same process till the top floor. After that, he returns back to where his team is standing. He tells them that it is a suicide.

How did he come to such a conclusion?

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Mind Teasers : Maths Logical Brain Teaser

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A man of faith visits the holy land where three temple are erected in a row offering a surreal divinity to the place. Awestruck at the sight of the magnificent temples, he visits the first temple where he finds that the number of flowers in his basket increases to double the number as soon as he sets his foot inside the temple. Astonished by the miracle he is completely happy and seeks it as a blessing of his god. He offers a few flowers to the stone idol of god and moves out.

Then he visits the second temple, where the same miracle happens again. The number of flowers in his basket again double up in number. With a smile on his face, he offers a few of flowers to the stone idol again and walks out after praying.

The moment he enters the third temple, the number of flowers increases to double again. Now he feels entirely blessed. He offers all the flowers at the feet of the stone idol and walks out in a moment of bliss.

When he walks out, he has no remaining flowers with him. He offered equal number of flowers at each of the temple. What is the minimum number of flowers he had before entering the first temple? How many flowers did he offer at each temple?

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Mind Teasers : Logic Math Problem

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David and Albert are playing a game. There are digits from 1 to 9. The catch is that each one of them has to cut one digit and add it to his respective sum. The one who is able to obtain a sum of exact 15 will win the game?

You are a friend of David. Do you suggest him to play first or second?

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