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Mind Teasers : Counting Squares IAS Question

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Can you count the number of squares in a chess board ?

This is an FAQ question asked in an IAS interview.

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Mind Teasers : Famous Elevator Riddle

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Tanu lives on the 13th floor takes the elevator down to the ground floor every morning and goes to her office.

In the evening, when she comes back on a rainy day , or if there are other people around in the elevator, she goes to her 13th floor directly. Otherwise, she goes to the 1oth floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment.

Whats the reason for her unusual behavior ?

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Mind Teasers : Ten From Nine Toothpicks Trick Riddle

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If you were asked to pick nine toothpicks and make them ten without breaking any of them, how will you do it?

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Mind Teasers : Guard Door Riddle

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You are in a strange place which is guarded by two guards.One of the guard always say truth while other always lies.You don't know the identity of the two.You can ask only one question to go out from there.
What should you ask?

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Mind Teasers : Maths Equation Brain Teaser

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Arrange four eights(9) and a one(1) and only one mathematical symbol to make it equal to 100

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Mind Teasers : Popular Logic Brain Teaser

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A girl liked to collect money in a piggy bank. She bought pink colored piggy bank when she was 10 years old. She put $250 in the box on each of her birthday. Her younger sister took $50 out of her piggy bank on her birthday. The girl died when she was 50 years old due to an incurable disease.

When the piggy bank was opened, it had just $500. How can that be possible?

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Mind Teasers : Tricky Brain Teaser Problem

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I was invited on a pet show by a fellow colleague. Since I was a bit busy that day, I sent my brother to the show. When he returned back I asked him about the show. He told me that all except two animals were fishes, all except two animals were cats and all except two entries were dogs.

To his statement I was a bit puzzled and I could not understand how many animals of each kind were present in that pet show. Can you tell me?

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Mind Teasers : Popular Logic Picture Grid Problem

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We have 4 blue, 4 red, 4 green and 4 yellow hats. All the hats must be labelled with an arithmetic sign – ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘x’ or ‘/’ in a manner that one sign is used on a particular color only once. Now these hats must be arranged in a 4x4 grid in a manner that no two rows or columns have a repeating color or sign.

To give you a kick start, we have arranged 4 hats in the grid. Can you place the rest of them ?

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Mind Teasers : Hard Ten Boxes Interview Puzzle

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You have ten boxes and an electronic weighing machine. In those ten boxes, you have chocolates. Each chocolate weigh 20 grams. But in one box the chocolates are defective and each weigh 19 grams exactly.

Now you can weigh in the electronic weighing machine but you can use that machine just once. How will you find out which box has the defected chocolates.

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Mind Teasers : Interview Marble Logic Puzzle

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You are given a set of scales and 12 marbles. The scales are of the old balance variety. That is, a small dish hangs from each end of a rod that is balanced in the middle. The device enables you to conclude either that the contents of the dishes weigh the same or that the dish that falls lower has heavier contents than the other.
The 12 marbles appear to be identical. In fact, 11 of them are identical, and one is of a different weight. Your task is to identify the unusual marble and discard it. You are allowed to use the scales three times if you wish, but no more.

Note that the unusual marble may be heavier or lighter than the others. You are asked to both identify it and determine whether it is heavy or light.

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Mind Teasers : Logic Question In Maths

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Two trains under a controlled experiment begin at a speed of 100 mph in the opposite direction in a tunnel. A supersonic bee is left in the tunnel which can fly at a speed of 1000 mph. The tunnel is 200 miles long. When the trains start running on a constant speed of 100 mph, the supersonic bee starts flying from one train towards the other. As soon as the bee reaches the second train, it starts flying back towards the first train.

If the bee keeps flying to and fro in the tunnel till the trains collide, how much distance will it have covered in total?

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