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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?

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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A man is trying to climb over a frozen mountain that is sixty feet high. Every minute, he can climb 3 feet, but due to the slippery ice, he slips back 2 feet.

How long will it take him to reach the top of the mountain?

How long will it take him to reach the top of the mountain?

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We all know that New Year occurs after a week from Christmas and thus it falls on the same day as of Christmas. But this will not happen in 2050. In 2050, Christmas will appear on Sunday while New Year will appear on Saturday.

How can this be possible ?

How can this be possible ?

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Solve the number series by identifying the last number.

1 4 5 6 7 9 11 ?

1 4 5 6 7 9 11 ?

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Three college toppers are summoned by the inspecting faculty. To identify the best from them, the faculty takes them into a room and places one hat on each of their heads. Now all of them can see the hats on other’s heads but can’t see his own. There are two colored hats – green and red.

Now the faculty announces that he had made sure that the competition is extremely fair to all three of them. He also gives them a hint that at least one of them is wearing a red hat. Now the first one who is able to deduce his own hat color will be awarded the most intelligent student of all award. After a few minutes, one of them raises his hand and is able to deduce the color correctly.

How?
**category** :
LOGIC

Now the faculty announces that he had made sure that the competition is extremely fair to all three of them. He also gives them a hint that at least one of them is wearing a red hat. Now the first one who is able to deduce his own hat color will be awarded the most intelligent student of all award. After a few minutes, one of them raises his hand and is able to deduce the color correctly.

How?

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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?

What would Steven have scribbled to make both of them correct?

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Can you identify the most common digit between the number 1 and 1000?

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Outside a room there are three light switches. One of switch is connected to a light bulb inside the room.

Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb ??

**category** :
LOGIC

Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb ??

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Eight Brothers lives in an old house where there is no electricity and no computers or any any other gadget.

Brother-1: Reading Comics

Brother-2: Playing Chess

Brother-3: Writing

Brother-4: making food for the family

Brother-5: sleeping and snoring

Brother-6: cleaning house

Brother-7: watering the plants

what is Brother-8 doing ?

Brother-1: Reading Comics

Brother-2: Playing Chess

Brother-3: Writing

Brother-4: making food for the family

Brother-5: sleeping and snoring

Brother-6: cleaning house

Brother-7: watering the plants

what is Brother-8 doing ?

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A person has uncovered a secret that was a mystery for ages. He transfers the data into his hard drive and encrypts the drive with a password. Then, he writes a line on a paper to remember the password.

The line says 'You force heaven to be empty'.

Can you decrypt the line to reveal the password if you know that the password is seven characters long that comprise of just letters and numbers?

The line says 'You force heaven to be empty'.

Can you decrypt the line to reveal the password if you know that the password is seven characters long that comprise of just letters and numbers?

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