A lab scientist has nine bottles of wine. However, he used one of the bottles in an experiment and is currently poisoned. The poison is deadly and only one sip will make any living being die instantly.
So how can a lab scientist can find the poisoned wine bottle by using just two mice labs.
Let's say the Mice are X and Y and Bottle are B1, B2....B9
X drinks B1 B2 & B3
Y drinks B1 B4 & B5
If both mice die, B1 is the poison bottle.
If only mice X dies, Either B2 or B3 is the poison bottle.
If only mice Y dies, Either B4 or B5 is the poison bottle.
If nobody dies, Poison is in B6 B7 B8 or B9
Step2: (If nobody dies)
X drinks B6 B7
Y drinks B6 B8
If both mice die, B6 is the poison bottle.
If only mice X dies, B7 is the poison bottle.
If only mice Y dies, B8 is the poison bottle.
If nobody dies, B9 is the poison bottle.
Step2: (Only X dies - Either B2 or B3 is the poison bottle)
Y drinks B2, if Y dies B2 is the poison bottle else B3
Step2: (Only Y dies - Either B4 or B5 is the poison bottle)
X drinks B4, if X dies B4 is the poison bottle else B5
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?
Armed robbers invaded a bank. They were busy looting when suddenly a phone rang. The phone happened to be at the reception. One of the robber asked the receptionist to attend the call and talk without giving away the situation. The call happen to be from her mother. She spoke, 'Do you have any emergency mom? Can you give me a call when I get home, I could really use your help in buying new curtains?' Then she hangs up.
The robbers are busy when the police arrives suddenly along with the mother of the receptionist. How did she know about the robbery?
The receptionist was pretty clever she played with the mute button of the phone while talking with her mother. She muted everything except the word emergency, call and help. So while talking, she sounded like 'Emergency… Call… Help' to her mother and thus she called the police.
Alan is an honest person who never speaks a lie. He thinks of a number among 1, 2 and 3. Now, you can ask him only one question and that too for which the answer that you will receive will be in the form of yes, no or don't know. But he will reply only truth fully.
What will you ask from his so that you can know the number he is thinking of?
A teacher is told that the principal of the school will be inspecting his class on the next day. Now, the teacher is worried for the impression that his class might cast on the principal since all the students are not intelligent. Also, the principal can ask questions from anywhere. However, he will have the power to choose any student for answering the question.
Now he wants that the principal must be impressed with the performance of his class. What will he do to maximize the final impression on the principal ?
The teacher will use a simple trick to form a perfect impression. He will ask all his students to raise their hands on each of the question that is asked. But the only catch will be that those who knows the answer correctly will raise their right hand and others will raise their left hand.
In this way, the principal will see all the hands being raised for each question even though all won't be knowing the correct answer. The teacher will ask only those who know the answer and they will always be correct. So the principal will be impressed to full extent.
The husband had booked two tickets for departure and only one for the return. The travel agent told this information to the police and they immediately came to know that he had planned the murder right from the beginning.
A terrorist hijacks a plane with 10 passengers and there is lots of gold in the plane.
After talking the gold , he asked the government officials for 11 parachutes.
He killed all the passenger so that no one can identify him , take one parachute and jumps off.
Was he stupid to ask for 11
parachutes if he need only one ?