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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 : Magician Cards Riddle

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A magician has four playing cards in random order in his hand ( 3 4 5 and 6)

Magician wishes them placed in ascending order from his left to his right.

* To do this, he pulls the leftmost card (from viewer perspective) and puts it end.
* He then takes the third card from the right (from viewer perspective) and puts it in end.

What is the original order of the cards from magician perspective?

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Mind Teasers : Dirt Hole Tricky Riddle

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How many cubic meters of dirt are in a hole of 20 meter long and 30 meter wide.

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Mind Teasers : IAS Logical Question

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An old man in the village feels that his end is near. He calls his two sons to discuss about the land he owns and other properties. He tells them to have a race on their horses till the city border. The one with the slower horse will be rewarded with the entire property.

Both of them keep wandering here or there without any result as no one is filling to reach the border. Then they visit the wise man of the village and seek his advice. The wise men tells them something listening to which they jump on the horses and race as fast as they can till the city border.

What did the wise man tell them?

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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 : How Many Siblings Family Puzzle

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In a particular family, each boy has as many brothers as the sisters, but each girl has twice as many brothers as that of sisters.

How many numbers of siblings are there in the family?

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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 : Matchsticks Relationship Puzzle - Know Your Alphabets

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What is the relationship between these matchsticks figures below?

Hint: You must know your alphabets.

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Mind Teasers : Statement Puzzle

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Christanio Ronaldo is a strange liar.

He lies on six days of the week, but on the seventh day he always tells the truth.

He made the following statements on three successive days:

Day 1: 'I lie on Monday and Tuesday.'
Day 2: 'Today, it's Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday.'
Day 3: 'I lie on Wednesday and Friday.'

On which day does Christanio Ronaldo tell the truth?

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Mind Teasers : Logic Math Problem

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David and Albert are playing a game. There are digits from 1 to 9. The catch is that each one of them has to cut one digit and add it to his respective sum. The one who is able to obtain a sum of exact 15 will win the game?

You are a friend of David. Do you suggest him to play first or second?

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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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