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Mind Teasers : Hard IAS Brain Twister

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An international IQ test is held on knockout terms in November 2013. The final contestants are from Britain and America respectively. Both of them are handed over the final test paper which they have to fill for evaluation. They have to write their names and date on the paper. When the evaluators are handed over the sheets, they find out that both the guys have same name. In no manner can they identify which sheet belongs to whom.

Can you identify the date on which the competition was held?

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Mind Teasers : Best Maths Brain Teaser

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A competitive exam was held in which five students took part namely Billy, Gerry, Clark, Peeta and Jonathan. In this exam, they had to answer five questions each out of which, three had multiple choices as a, b or c and two were simple true and false questions. The five of them gave different answers to the questions and the details are as given below.

Name 1 2 3 4 5

Gerry c b True True False

Billy c c True True True

Clark a c False True True

Peeta b a True True False

Jonathan a b True False True

None of the two students gave the same number of correct answers. Can you find out the correct answers to the question? Also, calculate the individual score of all the five guys.

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Mind Teasers : River Crossing Brain Teaser

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River Thames needs to be crossed by Mr. Father, Mrs. Mother, A Thug, A Policeman, 2 dogs and 2 Cats. There is only one boat, which can carry only two people (or a person and an animal or two animals) at a time. Only the humans (excluding the thug) know how to operate the boat. The boat must travel back and forth across the river in order to pick up all of the people and animals.
Following rules must be followed at all times:
Mr. Father: Mr. Father cannot stay with any of the cats, without Mrs. Mother's presence.
Mrs. Mother: Mrs. Mother cannot stay with any of the dogs, without Mr. Father's presence.
Thug: The thug cannot stay with anyone, if the policeman is not there.
Policeman Allowed to travel with everyone.
2 Dogs, 2 Cats: Not allowed to travel without a human, or be in the presence of the thug without the policeman's supervision.
The dogs are not allowed to be in the presence of Mrs. Mother without the supervision of Mr. Father.
Similarly, The cats are not allowed to be in the presence of Mr. Father without the supervision of Mrs. Mother.
Both the dogs and cats are allowed to be unsupervised (provided the other rules are satisfied.)
How will everyone get to the other side of the river Thames? None of the rule can be broken, and all rules apply on the boat as well as on the land.

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Mind Teasers : Detective Murder Or Suicide Puzzle

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A homicide team enters a crime scene where a dead body of a fat old man lies there on the floor with blood oozing out of his head. The victim is holding a gun and a tape recorder lies there by his side. One of the detective picks up the recorder and plays it "I am tired of this life and hence I have decided to relieve myself from the worldly pains". A gunshot follows the message.

The teams starts investigating a murder investigation.

Why?

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Mind Teasers : Prime Number < 100 Puzzle

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Can you list all the prime numbers than 100 which when divided by 5 leaves an odd remainder?

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Mind Teasers : Beer Cap Rebus Puzzle

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What does below beer cap means?

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Mind Teasers : The Better Proposal Puzzle

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A 12-year footballer Lavy was offered a contract with a club name "Flyball" that if he will practice 1 hour extra after school he will be offered 11$ after every week.
Lavy, however, suggested an alternative paid method in which
He will be paid just a penny on his first day.
Two pence will be paid on the second day,
Four pence will be paid on the third day.
And so on till 11th day.

Should the club accept the offer of Lavy?

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Mind Teasers : Quick Thinking Maths Problem

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A petri dish kept in a lab has a colony of healthy bacteria. Every bacterium divides itself into two in exactly two minutes. Now the colony started with a single cell at 2 pm. If the petri dish was exactly half full of bacteria at 3 pm, when will the dish become full of bacteria?

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Mind Teasers : Pattern Age Puzzle

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If neha is 10
Both Sonali and priyanka is 15
Both sadaf and tanu is 10.

how much is prinka by the same system ?

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Mind Teasers : Situation Problem

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On a windy rainy night , I was driving in my car.
When i reach the bus stand , i see three people waiting for the bus.

1. An old lady who needs an immediate medical attention
2. My Best Friend
3. Girl whom i love from childhood

My car is a two seater, so can you tell me , what i have done in this situation ?

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Mind Teasers : Lateral Thinking Problem

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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?

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