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Mind Teasers : Calculate Ages Maths Question

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A family comprises of a man, his son and his grandson.
The collective age (sum) of the man, his son and his grandson is 140 years.
The age of grandson in months is equal to the man in years.
The age of the grandson is equal to the son in weeks.

Can you calculate the ages of all three?

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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 : Most Popular Monty Hall Brain Teaser

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The host of a game show, offers the guest a choice of three doors. Behind one is a expensive car, but behind the other two are goats.

After you have chosen one door, he reveals one of the other two doors behind which is a goat (he wouldn't reveal a car).

Now he gives you the chance to switch to the other unrevealed door or stay at your initial choice. You will then get what is behind that door.

You cannot hear the goats from behind the doors, or in any way know which door has the prize.

Should you stay, or switch, or doesn't it matter ?

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Mind Teasers : Quick Thinking Maths Problem

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A petri dish kept in a lab has a colony of healthy bacteria. Every bacterium divides itself into two in exactly two minutes. Now the colony started with a single cell at 2 pm. If the petri dish was exactly half full of bacteria at 3 pm, when will the dish become full of bacteria?

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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 : Short Story Mystery Puzzle

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A Japanese ship was making its way through the Arabian Sea. The captain felt like taking a bath and thus went to the bathroom after removing his Rolex watch and gold bracelet. When he returned back from the bathroom, he found out that his valuables were missing.

He suspected five of his crew members. He called them in and asked all of them what they were doing for the last 15 minutes. They replied as follows:parachute
The French cook (with a butcher knife): I was in fridge room getting meat for cooking.
The German Engineer (with some tools in hand): I was working on the generator engine.
The Bangladeshi seaman (empty handed): I was on the mast correcting the flag which was upside down by mistake.
The American Radio officer (with his headphones in hand): I was messaging to company that we will reach the port in the next two days that is Friday morning at 1100 hrs.
The Indian navigation officer (empty handed): I was taking a nap before my night watch began.

Upon hearing all of them, the captain found out who was the thief. How did he know that? Who is the thief?

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Mind Teasers : Logical Problem

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Four stupid friends meet each other after long time.They are so stupid that they start talking about their suits

* There were a total of eight suits, two in each color, black, brown, pink and white.
* Each friend owned two suits.
* No friend had two suits of the same color.
* Ganpat don't have a white suit.
* Harish don't have a black suit, but did have a brown one.
* One of the friends had a white suit and a pink suit and another friend had a brown suit and a pink suit.
* Manoj had a white suit.
* Tarun had a pink suit, but don't have a brown one.

Can you work out which friend had which color suits?

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Mind Teasers : Riddle 1 - 1 !=3

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Can you move four matchsticks to make the equation true?

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Mind Teasers : Unsolvable Problem

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In a contest, four fruits (an apple, a banana, an orange, and a pear) have been placed in four closed boxes (one fruit per box). People may guess which fruit is in which box. 123 people participate in the contest. When the boxes are opened, it turns out that 43 people have guessed none of the fruits correctly, 39 people have guessed one fruit correctly, and 31 people have guessed two fruits correctly.
How many people have guessed three fruits correctly, and how many people have guessed four fruits correctly

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Mind Teasers : Brothers Ias Smart question

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Two brothers have developed differences among themselves and thus want to part ways. The problem is that they have one big land that is irregular in shape. Both of them want an equal share which is fairly impossible as there is no way that land could be divided in equal halves due to irregularity in the shape.

The wisest man of the village is called who tells a way in which both of them will be happy even though the land might not be divided into exactly equal halves.

What way did he suggest?

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Mind Teasers : Colditz Pascal Prison Escape Puzzle

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Two world's famous prisoners 'Colditz' and 'Pascal' are locked in a cell.
They plan to escape from the cell.
They noticed there is an open window at 40 feet above the ground level.
Both of them tried very hard but are never able to reach there.

Then both of them decided to plan to escape by a tunnel and they start digging out.
After digging for just 5 days, Colditz and Pascal comes out with the much more easier plan than tunneling and they escaped.

what was the plan ?

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