Three men are living in a desert namely – Alex, Brian and Chris.
Alex hates Chris and thus he decides to kill him. To succeed in his evil intentions, he poison the water supply of Chris. Since they are living in desert, he will have to drink water or he will die of thirst.
Brian is not aware of the actions of Alex and he plans to kill Chris as well. To do this, he killed the water supply of Chris.
This is more of a philosophical question than being a riddle or a puzzle. The action of Brian directly led to the result which is the death of Chris. Thus he murdered Chris. In a sense, Chris died due to the lack of water. It is the circumstances that ultimately led to his death.
Suppose there is a Christmas tree and four angels are sitting on it amidst the other ornaments. Two of them have black halos and two of them have white halos. No body among them can see above their head. Angel A is sitting on the top branch and can see angels B and C sitting below him. B can see C who is sitting in a branch lower than his. Angel D is at the base of the tree and can't be seen due to the branches in between. Also, he can't see anybody as well.
If they are asked to guess the color of their own halo (they dont know that), who do you think will be able to deduce and speak up first with a right answer?
Now there can be two solutions to the given situation because there can be two situations:
Suppose if B and C have same colors, A will know that his color is the other one and he will be able to speak up the first.
Now if B and C do not have same colors, A will stay silent. This will tell B that his and C's colors are different. Thus he will speak up first.
So either A or B will speak up first depending on the situation.
A clever robber breaks into a closed bank where he finds a clerk. He asks password of the safe from the clerk while pointing a gun on his forehead. Out of fear, the clerk manages to blurt out, “Every day, the password of the safe is changed. I can help you but please point away the gun as if you kill me, you will never be able to crack the password.
The robber ties the clerk on a chair and insert a cloth in his mouth. He then easily opens the safe after inserting the code and takes all the money before he flees.
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 ?
In a guess game , five friends had to guess the exact numbers of balls in a box.
Friends guessed as 31 , 35, 39 , 49 , 37, but none of guess was right.The guesses were off by 1, 9, 5, 3, and 9 (in a random order).
Can you determine the number of balls in a box ?
The toothpicks in the picture have been arranged to form a donkey shaped figure. You have to move two matchsticks in a way that the entire shape is rotated / reflected while being intact. Also, you can't change the tail's direction it should be pointing up.