Mind Teasers : Professor Problem

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A professor thinks of two consecutive numbers between 1 and 10.
'A' knows the 1st number and 'B' knows the second number

A: I do not know your number.
B: Neither do I know your number.
A: Now I know.

There are four solution for this.What are they ?
category : MATHS

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Mind Teasers : What word am I ?

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What word am I?

Insights:

* I am a nine letter word.

* I am the exact inverse to expression 'neighborly and active'

* I contain the word 'over'.

* I begin will a vowel.
category : WHAT AM I

Mind Teasers : Maths Logical Problem

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The digits 0-9(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) can be rearranged into 3628800 distinct 10 digits numbers.

How many of these numbers are prime ?

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?
category : LOGIC | MATHS

Mind Teasers : Break Chocolate Bar Logic Puzzle

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You have a rock solid dark chocolate bar of size 2 x 8. You need to break it and get 1 x 1 pieces of that chocolate.

If you can break that bar only along its length or breadth, how many times will you have to break to get the 1 x 1 pieces?
category : LOGIC | TRICK

Mind Teasers : Popular Logic Picture Grid Problem

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We have 4 blue, 4 red, 4 green and 4 yellow hats. All the hats must be labelled with an arithmetic sign – ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘x’ or ‘/’ in a manner that one sign is used on a particular color only once. Now these hats must be arranged in a 4x4 grid in a manner that no two rows or columns have a repeating color or sign.

To give you a kick start, we have arranged 4 hats in the grid. Can you place the rest of them ?

category : LOGIC | PICTURE

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?

Mind Teasers : 3 Gallon Brain Teaser

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You have been given three jars of 3 liters, 5 liters and 8 liters capacity out of which the 8 liters jar is filled completely with water. Now you have to use these three jars to divide the water into two parts of 4 liters each.

How can you do it making the least amount of transfers?
category : LOGIC

Mind Teasers : Smart Trick Teaser

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Five girls were seen struggling while trying to get under the same small umbrella and yet, all five of them managed to remain dry completely?

How can it be true?
category : LOGIC | TRICK

Mind Teasers : Famous Water Jug Problem

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You live in Dubai and had an infinite supply of oil and a 5 liters and 3 liters jar,
how would you measure exactly 4 liters (of-course in minimum numbers of step) ?
category : LOGIC | MEASURE

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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