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Brain Teasers II

# Brain Teasers II

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BRAIN TEASERS
Brain Teaser No : 00338
Insert mathematical functions to convert the 3 numbers on the left side of the equation to equal 6.I filled in the 2's (using the addition function twice) for you to get you started.
1 1 1 = 62 + 2 + 2 = 63 3 3 = 64 4 4 = 65 5 5 = 66 6 6 = 67 7 7 = 68 8 8 = 69 9 9 = 6
Submitted by : Jon

(1 + 1 + 1)! = 62 + 2 + 2 = 6(3 * 3) - 3 = 6sqrt(4) + sqrt(4) + sqrt(4) = 65 + (5 / 5) = 66 + 6 - 6 = 67 - (7 / 7) = 68 - sqrt(sqrt(8+8)) = 6(sqrt(9) * sqrt(9)) - sqrt(9) = 6
Brain Teaser No : 00186
500 men are arranged in an array of 10 rows and 50 columns according to their heights.Tallest among each row of all are asked to come out. And the shortest among them is A.

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Similarly after resuming them to their original positions, the shortest among each columnare asked to come out. And the tallest among them is B.Now who is taller A or B ?

No one is taller, both are same as A and B are the same person.
As it is mentioned that 500 men are arranged in an array of 10 rows and 50 columns
according to their heights
. Let's assume that position numbers represent theirheights. Hence, the shortest among the 50, 100, 150, ... 450, 500 is person with height50 i.e. A. Similarly the tallest among 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ..... 48, 48, 50 is person with height50 i.e. BNow, both A and B are the person with height 50. Hence both are same.
Brain Teaser No : 00374
A, B, C and D are related to each other.
One of the four is the opposite sex from each of the other three.
D is A's brother or only daughter.
A or B is C's only son.
B or C is D's sister.How are they related to each other?

A, B & D are males; C is female. B is C's only son. A & D are C's brothers.

A(male) --- C(female) --- D(male)|

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|B(male)
Work out which relation can hold and discard the contradictory options.From (2) and (4), D can not be a only daughter and have a sister (B or C). Hence, D is A'sbrother i.e. D is a Male.From (4), let's say that B is D's sister i.e. B is Female.From (3), A is C's only son i.e. A is Male.But D is A's brother which means that A is not C's only son. Hence, our assumption waswrong.Thus, C is D's sister i.e. C is Female. And B must be C's only son.Now it is clear that D & B are Males and C is Female. A must be a Male as only one of themis of opposite sex from each of the other three. And he is C & D's brother.
Brain Teaser No : 00210
There are 10 cups placed on a table such that 3 are face up and 7 are bottom up. A move isdefined as inverting a pair (compulsorily) of cups.What is the minimum number of moves required to make all the cups face the same way?
It is not at all possible. There is no way that one can do that with given Move.A move is defined as inverting a pair of cups, compulsorily. Also, there are odd number of cupsface up (3)and odd number of cups bottom up (7). Now whenever you make a move you have toinvert 2 cups compulsorily. Hence, always odd number of cups will be face up and bottom up,whatever move you make.
Brain Teaser No : 00504
There is a Tibetan monastery filled with a number of monks. The number of monks is more thanone, and not unreasonably large.God visits the monks one night and tells them that he is planning on destroying the world unlessthey can solve a puzzle. He puts a red dot on the foreheads of a certain number of monks, X. X isgreater than zero.Then he takes away all means of communication between the monks, and all means by which themonks can see themselves. No mirrors, no hand signals, no nothing. A single monk can see allthe other monks, and see if another monk has a dot on his head or no, but he cannot see himself,and he cannot communicate in any way with any other monk.God then says that all of the monks with dots, and only those monks with dots, must jump off ofthe cliff next to the monastery and sacrifice themselves to save the world, at EXACTLY the samemoment, on EXACTLY the same day.