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Shakuntala Devi Puzzles Solutions

Shakuntala Devi Puzzles Solutions

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Thefirstbrotheris70inchestall,thesecond72,thethird74andthefourthbrother80inchestall.
2
Twenty-sixminutes.
3
Sincetheboyshaveasmanybrothersassisters,theremustbe1boymorethanthenumberofgirls.
If
wetry2and1,3and2,and4and3,wewillfindthat4boysand3girlsisthesolutiontofulfiltherequirementthateachgirlhastwiceasmanybrothersassisters.
4
Naturally,thetraintravellingagainstthespinoftheearth.Thistrainwillwearoutitswheelsmorequickly,becausethecentrifugalforceislessonthistrain.
5
No,theanswerisnot32
1/2
milesanhour,thoughthisfigureistheobviousanswer!However.thisrepresentstheaverageofthe2speedsandnottheaveragespeedforthewholetrip.
If
thetimeisequaltothedistancedividedbytheaveragespeed,thenthetimeforthetripstartingfromSanFranciscoequals
5/40
andthetimeforthereturn
98
 
trip
is
S/25
whichgivesusatotaltimeof
S/4(1
+
s/:!:>,
whichequals
us
1200.
Therefore,
theaveragespeedforthewholetripwhentheaveragespeedequalsthedistancedividedbythetimeis2Sdividedby
13S/2
()(J
whichequals2Stimes
200/13S,
whichequals
400S/LIS
or30
lOill
milesanhour.
6
ThelowestsquarenumberIcanthinkof.containingalltheninedigitsonceandonlyonce.is139RS4276.thesquareof
11826,
andthehigHestsquarenumberunderthesameconditionsis
9231874S6
thesquareof
30384.
7
Onecan·thinkofdifferentanswerstorthis
question.
butyetthecorrectanswerisverysimpleAllwehavetoconsideristhattheshopownercouldnothavepossiblylostmorethantheiouristactuallystoleThetouristgotawaywiththebicyclewhichcosttheshopownerRs.300andtheRs.
SO
'chanqe.andtherefore,hemadeoffwithRs3S0.Andthis
IS
theexactamountoftheshopkeeper'sloss.
8
Byexperimentwefindthattheonlynumbersthatcanbeturnedupsidedownandstillreadas
d
numberare
0,1,6,8
and9.
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