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 : 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 : Brain Teasing Statement Puzzle

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The question is simple, you have to find out who did it? However the way to the solution might be tricky and confusing. Just remember that only one of the statement is true and rest three are false.

1. Ms. Rihanna: 'Ms. Britney did it.'
2. Ms. Britney: 'Ms. Rihanna did it.'
3. Ms. Gwyneth: 'Ms. Britney’s telling the truth.'
4. Ms. Yoon: 'Ms. Gwyneth’s not lying.'

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Mind Teasers : Interesting Bet Puzzle

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In a bowl, there are several chits with distinct numbers on them. You have to choose any two of them at random.

Will you accept the 2 to 1 bet that the numbers will be relatively prime will you accept it?

For instance:
If the numbers you pick are 6 and 13, you lose $1.
If the numbers you pick are 5 and 25, you win $2.

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Mind Teasers : Unique Brain Teaser

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It takes ten minutes to fry a steak (five minutes for each side). You are frying the steaks in a pan that can accommodate only two steaks at one time. What is the least amount of time by which you can fry all the three steaks you have?

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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 : Pizza Cost Math Brain Teaser

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Jasmine, Thibault, and Noah were having a night out and decided to order a pizza for $10. It turned out that Jasmine and Thibault were hungrier than Noah. They both ate 6 slices a piece, and Noah got to eat just 2 slices.

Now they want to do a fair split of money. The problem is that none of them have coins with them. Thus, they want to round off the cost to nearest dollar.

What will be the correct way to do it?

What if the pizza's cost was $11?

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Mind Teasers : Quick Fire Riddle

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There is uniqueness between these five names
Nell Edna swati itaws and Ellen.

what uniqueness am i talking about ?

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Mind Teasers : Password Brain Teaser

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Angelina Jolie is trapped in a tomb. The only way to escape is figure out a 13 character password. Following are the five clues that are available to her.

Precisely two of the below statements are false.
The password is confined within this sentence.
The password is not in this hint.
The password is inside only one of these statements.
At least one of the above statement is a lie.

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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 : Impossible Brain Teaser

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In a recreational activity, you are given four different jars of 2 liters, 4 liters, 6 liters and 8 liters respectively with an unlimited water supply. Then you are asked to measure exactly 5 liters of water using them.

How will you do it?

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