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Shakuntala Devi Puzzles[1]

# Shakuntala Devi Puzzles[1]

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Published by: pokiri on Aug 27, 2010
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1Tall Men Next Door
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ext door to me live four brothers of differentheights. Their average height is 74 inches, and thedifference in height amongst the first three men is twoinches. The difference between the third and the fourthman is six inches.Can you tell how tall is each brother?
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A Matter of Time
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ifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past three o'clock, how many minutes is it to sixo'clock?

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Brothers and Sisters
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family I know has several children. Each boy in thisfamily has as many sisters as brothers but each girl hastwice as many brothers as sisters.How many brothers and sisters are there?
4Around the Equator
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wo identical trains, at the equator start travellinground the world in opposite directions. They starttogether, run at the same speed and are on differenttracks.Which train will wear out its wheel treads first?

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Over the Golden Gate
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hile in San Francisco some time back, I hired acar to drive over the Golden Gate bridge. I started inthe afternoon when there was no traffic rush. So Icould drive at a speed of 40 miles an hour. Whilereturning. however. I got caught in the traffic rush andI could only manage to drive at a speed of 25 miles anhour.What was my average speed for the round trip?
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The Digits and Square Numbers
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ll the nine digits are arranged here so as to formfour square numbers:9,81,324,576How would you put them together so as to form asingle smallest possible square number and a singlelargest possible square number?
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