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The 2 players star t the game keeping identical 50 paise coins on a blank board alternately. The 50 paise coins can be kept in the board such that no part of the coin is outside t he board. It can touch the board edge but cannot protrude outside the board. The two players can place the coins anywhere on the board. The coins placed during the course of the game can touch each other at the periphery but cannot overlap with the already placed coins. The player who has space to place the last coin is the winner i.e the player pla cing the last coin on the board with no space available for the opponent is the winner. If you are one of the players, what will your strategy be so that you de finitely win? Answer:1. I shall keep the 1st coin the exact centre of the board. 2. now after each coin that he keeps, I shall keep a coin exactly diagonally opp osite. This shall reduce the space for his further attempts more than any other strategy. 2.Two guys A & B found out a old coin.on one side of that there is a picture of a king and on the other side it was written as 200B.C A told that the coin is a fake one but B said the other way. so who is right and why? Answer:A is right. How would the coin maker know that there were 200 years left for Jes us to be born before he even existed? 3.A man had three daughters. Another man asked him the ages of his daughter. He told that the product of their ages is 36. Second man was confused and asked for another clue. First man told him that the sum of their ages is equal to his house number. Second man did some calculations and was still confused. He asked for another cl ue. First man told him that his youngest daughter had blue eyes. On hearing this , second man immediately gave the correct Answer. Question : What are the ages of his daughter ? Answer:Ages:1,6,6 Solution:To begin with, there is a small logical assumption that all the ages are integer s. 4.Further to this, it is given that the product of the daughters' ages is 36. Th is gives the man just 8 possibilities: AGE 1 AGE 2 AGE 3 SUM OF AGES 1 1 36 38 1 2 18 21 1 3 12 16 1 4 9 14 1 6 6 13 2 2 9 13 2 3 6 11 3 3 4 10 The correct solution has to exist within this range possibilities because the ma n could guess the same. Calculation of the sum of their ages (the rightmost column) shows the only possi ble instances of the house no. If the sum were 38, 21, 16, 14, 11, or 10, he wou

He found it. 6. He had a very pretty daughter He decided to hold a Svyamvar for his daughter He called everyone but forgot to call a magician Magician was very angry . Now the question is what question the man should ask? Solution:Suppose the situation is Gaurd 1 stands at Door 1 and Guard 2 stands at Door 2 The man should ask the Guard 1 this question - .A man is trapped in a room. 5. and 2) . If you are able to recognise her then I will return her back to u" The next morning the king goes to his garden recognises his daughter and the mag ician returns her back to the king.. I 'll turn her into a flower and place her in your garden tomorrow morning. He went to the garden quitely late in the night and made some mark on all the flowers t hat existed there already. When he heard that he "had" to recognise her daughter "flower" the next morniong. What about all the flowers that Bloomed overnight? After marking all the flowers he also nipped all the Buds. 2.ld have been able to guess the ages immediately. There are no tricks . 2. You come there tomorrow morning.. Solution:The king was very clever. With similar arguments.Out of the two doors one goes towards escape and one towards jail.2 . This is possible only if Kiran's daughters are 1. The magician . 6. King was very upset . The man does not know which guard is lier and on which door and of course which door opens where.he has given a chance of escape by asking only one question to any of the guards. to be noted: 1. assuming no tie at the eldest position the correct set o f ages would be 9. he decided to play a game with the magician. And EUREKA.On e guard always speak true and the other always lie. He kidnapped the king's daughter. even after this hint the solution was not unquely deducible !!) Because of this.The garden had all the species of flowers so the daughter was just like any ot her flower. Fortunately. 2. He had to only look for a flower w/o that m ark. He was not able to do so only b ecause the number of the house and the sum of the ages was 13! (This is because. and 6 years old. He goes to the magician and pleads before him. It becomes clear that there is no ambiguity at this "youngest"position and that not two of them are tied at this position ( in case the ages would have been 9.. the task was cut out simple for him. being soft at heart . he did not have a unique solution until the man informed her about his youngest daughter. tells the king that : " O great King!! I agree to return your daughter back.The room has 2 doors and 2 guards on those doors. The Answer is purely based on logic.Long back there was a king. This way he would be having a higher probability i n identifying his daughter. So when he came back to the garden the next morning. The question is how did the king recognise his daughter??? Some pts.

goes to a place. the q uestion is to get the maximum amount what will be your strategy? The music stopped. Why? Reason: Albatross soup (variant 1. Didn't prolo ng the agony and shot himself.towards outside" then the Door 1 will take him outside 7. the condition is that each son will be prsented to the girl and his amount will be told. also there is something worse than death to dissuade p . The waiter brings the s oup. The m usic stopped as the power went boom! 8. a certain amount is fixed for each so n. Got him all "fired" up. A man wakes up in the morning. again randomly. comes out of the restaurant and shoots himself.he will spare him You have to simply find that who is that lucky guy ??? Solution:i assume that the jailor will spare only the person who tells the colour of the cap first if he is right. so he sets a plan. She died. What is the profession of the first man? Profession: Good Samritan 4 times over. 9. The man tastes it. Reason: The man had done 4 "right" turns (good deeds) the previous day so to mak e for the imbalance. takes three left turns in suc cession and meets a masked man.2 of 18 available across the globe) served in that hotel was extremely hot and poisonous. he did 3 "left" turns and met his long lost friend Long Gon e Silver whose face got burnt during the fire at the theatres on Friday the 13th .A Jailor has three bullets and he has four prisoners The three of them are standing on the stairs one on first staircase second on se cond and the third on third& the fourth prisoner is made to sit in a closed room with no windows in proper security Jailor make the prisoners wear a cap. 10. and go for anothe r one. you can choose any son randomly and aft er knowing the amount you can either accept or reject the guy.A king has 100 sons(not dhritarashtra) and he wants a real fundoo girl to beco me his daughter-in-law.towards JAIL" then the Door 2 will take him outside Case 2: If the Guard 1 Says "Guard 2 will say . October 1999. Explain Answer:She was on LSS(Life Support System) and there was no UPS or power back up. (this much amount is to be given to the girl who marries that particular son) . after that he invites a girl. A man goes to a restaurant and orders Albatross Soup. but you can't go back to a previously rejected guy." What will be the Answer of the Guard 2 when I ask him where does door 2 lead t o?" case 1: If the Guard 1 Says "Guard 2 will say .two of red colour & two of white He gave them a cap each No body knows about the colour of their cap neither can they see it He declares that in his count for three if anyone of them will tell the colour of his cap.

one circle is inscribed and another circle is circumscr ibed over a square.In the following figure: A B C D E F G H I Each of the digits 1.c costs Rs.C + D +E.90/ kg. and G + H + I is equal to 13.100/kg and70/kg respectively. b) Positioned in the figure above so that each of A + B + C. so depending on the colours of the first two caps either the second or the third person is spared. =1 qt. 5. 4. now to determine the lucky guy we need the probablity of the first two guys getting a cap of the same colour which is 1/3.15.25 c)60.eople from making false calls.20. where as that they get different colour has 2/3 probablity and so the 2nd person could be called t he luckiest if you wish!! 1. now under these assumptions: the fourth person is helpless as he cannot see anything and due to the symmetry the replies do not give him any extra indicatons.What is the maximum number of half-pint bottles of cream that can be filled wi th a 4-gallon can of cream (2 pt. and 9 is: a)Represented by a different letter in the figure above. 3. How many kgs of each should be blended to produce 100 kg of mixture worth Rs.30 Ans: (b) 2. 2. Which digit does E represent? Ans: E is 4 .b. 95/kg.15 b)50.25. 6. given that the quntities of band c are equal a)70.64 Ans: D 3.There are two circles.30 D. now the second person can infer the colour of his cap fro m the colour of the cap worn by the first person and speaks up and is spared.30. What is the ratio of area of inner to outer circle? Ans: 1 : 2 4. and 4 qt. the third person sees two caps and if they are the same colour he speaks up imme diately. 8.24 C. 7. and lastly that the lucky person is eager to get the ordeal over and if somebody knows the colour of his cap he will speak up imm ediately. now even the second person knows the colour of his cap as it is the sam e as the colour of the first persons cap. =1 gal) A.E + F + G. if the first two are wearing different coloured caps the third is helpless and h ence doesnot speak up.Three types of tea the a. but unfortunately the lucky berth is g one.16 B.20 d)40.

The game requires: a)That each player in turn take only one chip or all chips from just one pile.Two cars are 15 kms apart. a)If the doctor is younger than the lawyer.Bee did not lose a game.x/xy C. How many different dancing groups can be forme d with 2 boys and 3 girls. If he buys which of the following number of stamps he won't able to buy 3 paise stamps. an d pile III consists of three chips--are to be used in game played by Anita and Brinda. 48Which of the following fractions is less than 1/3 (a) 22/62 (b) 15/46 (c) 2/3 (d) 1 Ans: (b) 6. Who did not lose a game? Ans:Mrs.One of Mr.Mr. then the doctor is a man. and Mrs. c)That Anita now have her turn. d)Anyone who lost game did not play the subsequent game. Horton's mother is a doctor and a nother is a lawyer. One is turning at a speed of 50kmph and the other a t 40kmph .Of the th ree games played: a)In only the first game werethe two players married to each other.y/(x + y) B. Ans: 9 8.their son.y/xy Ans:C 12.One of the following is my secret word:AIM DUE MOD OAT TIE. pile II consists of chips. Bee competed in a chess tournament. b)If the doctor is a woman. and Mrs.Three piles of chips--pile I consists one chip. 9.In a class composed of x girls and y boys what part of the class is compos ed of girls A.There are 12 boys and 15 girls. then the doctor and the lawyer are blood relatives. 9. Whose occupation you know? Ans: Mr. c)If the lawyer is a man. 7. c)The Ayes won more games than the Bees. Horton.5. Horton:he is the doctor. b)The men won two games and the women won one game.With the list in f . Aye and Mr.his wife.A person wants to buy 3 paise and 5 paise stamps costing exactly one rupee. From which pile should Anita draw in order to win? Ans:Pile II 11. How much time will it take for the two cars to meet? Ans: 3/2 hours 10.and Mr. then the doctor and the lawyer are n ot blood relatives. b)That the player who has to take the last chip loses.x/(x + y) D.

5 = 4/7.If 13 = 13w/(1-w) .8. 20 C. a gm.72 C.00 C.B 17. and 3 have not s tudied either.A coffee shop blends 2 kinds of coffee.2 Ans:C 18.Rs.It is suggested that twice as much time be spent on each maths problem as for each other question.There are 200 questions on a 3 hr examination. a gm.1/2 C.1/4 B.3 C.0 B.If the operation.^ is defined by the equation x ^ y = 2x + y.5 Ans. A.7 have studied Latin.How many of these studied both Latin and Greek A. In june a baseball team that played 60 games had won 30% of its game played.Which i s my secret word? Ans:TIE 13.How many minutes should b e spent on mathematics problems A.How many games must the team have won in a row to attain this average? A.ront of you. 12 B.Rs. 24 D.what is the valu e of a in 2 ^ a = a ^ 3 A.100 Ans:B 16.4 Ans:B 14. 8 have studied Greek.In a group of 15.1. gra de to 1 part of a 24p.60 D.Among these questions are 50 ma thematics problems.3. then (A) b < a (B) b > a (C) b = a (D) b >= a Ans: A 18.1 D.00 D.how much will the shop save in blending 100 gms. if I were to tell you any one of my secret word. If a and b are positive integers and (a-b)/3.36 B.90 B.putting in 2 parts of a 33p. to 2 parts of the less expensive grade.1 C.4 D. 30 .then (2w)2 = A.If the mixture is changed to 1 part of the 33p.Rs. then you would be able to tell me the number of vowels in my secret word.-1 D.Rs.00 Ans:C 15.0 B. After a phenomenal winning streak this team raised its average to 50% . a gm.

There is a square of side 6cm .What factor and total number of cl assmates go to canteen. 60 Ans: B 22. Ans: Cannot be determined. 7 B.-5 B. 4 C.Brown goes on vacation and Mr. A circle is inscribed inside the square. Ramesh lights the two candles at the same time. After 8 days Mr. The thick er one lasts of six hours. Black begins to work for a period of 6 da ys. 12 Ans:C 21.58 D. 2 D. M men agree to purchase a gift for Rs. 40 C. 3D/(M2-3M) Ans: D 20. The price of a product is reduced by 30% . Fin d the ratio of the area of circle to square.Brown can paint a house in 6 days while Mr. MD/3 C.Blue to complete the contract? A. The thinner 2 hours less than the thicker one. If three men drop out how much mor e will each have to contribute towards the purchase of the gift/ A. 8 Ans: D 23. How many days will it take Mr. If one draw randomly a shoe what is th e probability of getting a red shoe Ans: 5c1/ 9c1 24. The average speed of the freight train was? A. D/(M-3) B.Blue 12 days. Mr. There are two candles of equal lengths and of different thickness. What is the selling price of a car? If the cost of the car is Rs. 2 hours after a freight train leaves Delhi a passenger train leaves the same station travelling in the same direction at an average speed of 16 km/hr. D. 4 green shoes. After travelling 4 hrs the passenger train overtakes the freight train . A company contracts to paint 3 houses. How long ago did Ramesh light the two candles . 1/3 of girls .Ans: C 19. There are 5 red shoes. . When he went to bed he saw the thicker one is twice the length of the thinner one. 26. By what percentage should it be i ncreased to make it 100% Ans: 42. 30 B. Ans: 11/14 28.857% 27. M/(D-3) D. 8 C. If 9x-3y=12 and 3x-5y=7 then 6x-2y = ? A. 11 D.Black would take 8 days and Mr.60 and a pr ofit of 10% over selling price is earned Ans: Rs 66/25. 1/2 of boys go to canteen .

Each side of a rectangle is increased by 100% . Ans : 15% 35.By what percentage does the a rea increase? Ans : 300% 42. back wheel = 20. If the total distance of a journey is 120 km . A worker is paid Rs. Ans: 1:2 32. What is the total amount paid for that worker ? Ans : 57.for a full days work. 43. If the profit is 10% over selling price wha t is the selling price ? Ans: Rs 13. An equilateral triangle of sides 3 inch each is given. The cost of an item is Rs 12. How many equilateral triangles of side 1 inch can be formed from it? Ans: 9 40. If M/N = 6/5.1/3. 29. Perimeter of front wheel =30. (a) (b) (c) (d) If the value of x lies between 0 & 1 which of the following is the largest? x x2 -x 1/x Ans : (d) 37.What is the distance? Ans : 315 feet. What is % alcohol.50 36.60.20/. How many revolutions will the back wheel take? .86/33.Out of these 20% are Bombey stud ents. front wheel = 7 feet on a certain dist ance.2/3. He works 1.1/8. If two of red shoes are drawn what i s the probability of getting red shoes Ans: 6c2/10c2 34. A school has 30% students from Maharashtra . Find the total percentage of Bombay? Ans: 6% 39.If one goes by 60 kmph and com es back at 40kmph what is the average speed during the journey? Ans: 48kmph 38. If PQRST is a parallelogram what it the ratio of triangle PQS & parallelogra m PQRST . There are 6 red shoes & 4 green shoes . the front wheel gets 10 revolutions more than the back wheel. we add 5 lts of pure water. then 2p+q= ? 31. To 15 lts of water containing 20% alcohol. If p/q = 5/4 . If A/B = 3/5.3/4 da ys in a week.then 15A = ? Ans : 9B 41. Perimeter of the back wheel = 9 feet.then 3M+2N = ? 30.Ans: 3 hours. If front wheel revolves 240 t imes.

11111111/11.... Now 'A' has food for 4 days. Cit y B having population 42000 is increasing at a rate of 120 people per year..1 is divisible by 11 & when even number of 1's occur 100... = x^n + x^(n-1) + x^(n-2) .101010101. here only 101 is prime. 20% of a 6 litre solution and 60% of 4 litre solution are mixed.. 111111/11 . Both 'A' and 'x' will take food for one day each from 'y' and 'y' goes back. it works... What percen tage of the mixture of solution Ans: 36% 45.... Ans: 2 assistants --------------------------Let the explorer be 'A' and the assistants be 'x' & 'y' 1..With how few assistants can an intrepid explorer make a 6 day crossing on foot of an absolutelybarren desert.. and he requires only 4 days to cross the deser t!!!! 101.. so one of them is divisible by 11 taking care of the dinominator in 1111/11 . . In h ow many years both the cities will have same population? Ans: 130 years 1.. Now 'A' and 'x' are agai n left with food for 4 days.. 101*11 = 1111 1001*111 = 11111 10001*1111 = 11111111 & when odd number of 1's 100. if he and the available assistants can each carr y only enough food and water to last one man four days? Look for the simplest hu mane soln...Ans: 360 times 44. After the second day..10101010101.. The above four lines does'nt apply to 101*11 as 11/11 is 1 & there is only one t erm in the numerator for the first case... => ((x+1)*x+1)*x+1 . Thus there remains... 11111111/11. all are left with food for 3 days. making it non prime.. 'A' takes food f or one day from 'x' and sends him back.10101.how u prove it..1010101.1 is indivisible by 11 but 111... 101 = 100+1 10101 = (100+1)*100+1 etc.. the series goes on like this.. 'A' and 'x' have food for 3 days each. = (x^(n+1) -1) / x-1 => (100^(n+1)-1) / 99 => 9999/99(n=1) & 999999/99(n=2) & 99999999/99 => 1111/11 . ('x' goes back with food for 2 days) 3.. ('y' has food for one day which is the time require d for him to reach the end from where they started) 2. Solution : Though Solution is too long.all others are not. 2... After the first day. two terms in the numerator. decreasing at a rate of 80 people per year...City A's population is 68000..There are 5 houses.. is... 11 1111/11 .

In the green house they drink coffee.who wins the election? . The man who smokes Blend . The dane drinks tea.of stations after and before added. 5. All house owners are of different nationalities.C says 1 correct.June 8th. B says Democratic wins. ii)B is my father's brother. They all smoke different cigarettes. Every station in N railroad issue everyother station's ticket. A says Party was held on :Thursday .Each house has its own unique color.Month and day.A plane is travelling at 10 times speed of the ship. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks Beer. 2)e meAns belong. A says either Democratic or liberal wins the elections.. In then middle house they drink milk. They drink water in the house that lays next to the house where they smoke Blend . B says Party was held on :Tuesday. All members of C e both A and B.some questions are asked about relatio n.D. Given April 1 st was Tuesday. lives in the house next to the house with cats. Not all members of A e D.one says 1 wrong. they smoke Dunhill. 3 persons say these statements. In the house next to the house where they have horse.C says neither democratic nor liberal wins the election. say the No. who made these statements?(person mentioned is one of A.of these only one is wrong. A ship is away from the shore by 180 miles.4 of them made these statements each.B.May 8th.use venn diagram.C.B.and one was completely wrong of date.May 10th. The norwegian lives next to the blue house. 6. some stations are added. WHO OWNS THE ZEBRA ???? 3. 8.E related. The german smokes Prince. The norwagein lives in the first house.one of A.C. The english men lives in the red house. They all have different pets. iv)A is my brother's wife. The green house is on the left side of the white house. Not all members of D e E. All members of E e D.Now they have to issue 46 more tickets. 1)A. i)C is my son in law's brother. The man who smokes Pall Mall has birds. All members of D e A.How long from the shore will they meet? 7. They all drink different drinks.D. The swede has a dog.E) 4. iii)E is my mother in law. C says party was held on :Friday . In the yellow house they smoke Dunhill. Find the Day the party held.B.

Three cards are drawn at random from an ordinary pack of cards. tall. ABCE is an isosceles trapezoid and ACDE is a rectangle. The ten's place of the original number is equal to twice the difference betwee n its digits. x = e2 or e3. B. 45 e paise tender a one rupee note in such a manner that there shall be total 50 co none of them would be 2 paise coins. then what is the length of the chord BC? Ans. 10.21.9.some more statements are given. A monkey starts climbing up a tree 20ft. Ever y cat killed an equal number of mice. Only boys aged 16 wear coats. a queen and an ace. 46 Can you ins but Ans. How many cats do you think there were ? Ans. this sum is then divided by 2. What is the missing number in this series? 8 2 14 6 11 ? 14 6 18 12 Ans. What is the number? Ans. If Log2 x . AE = 10. and 1 twenty-fiv coins. Boys aged 15 go to watch football. but they are in reverse order . A number of cats got together and decided to kill between them 999919 mice. 64/2210.C having some tractors each. BC = 4 cm. Finally each has 24 tractors.66 secs. PA and PB are tangents to the circle at A and B respective ly and the chord BC is parallel to tangent PA. and length of the t angent AP is 9 cm. After 36 is adde d to the quotient.12.what is the original No. 2 ten paise coins.A -39. The square of a two digit number is divided by half the number. Each cat killed more mice than there were cats. In the given figure. After some days C gives A and B as many tractors as they have.of tractors each had in the beginning? Ans.18 hours. 2 five paise coins. 991. and slips back 2ft. What can be said about those who are watching football ? (age and costume) 11. then what would the value / values of x be? Ans. Wha t is the length of AE? Ans. A clock showing 6 o'clock takes 30 secs to strike 6 times. Each hour. Ans. If AC = 6 cm.? one paisa coins. AB = 10 and EC = 20. The digits of the resulting nu mber are the same as those in the original number.B. C.How long will it take to strike 12 at midnight?Ans. How much time would it take the monkey to reach the top? Ans. 9 . After some days B gives A and C as many tractors as they have. it hops 3ft. A Gives B and C as many tractors as they already have. Find the probabi lity that they will consist of a king.5 Log x + 6 = 0. There are 3 societies A.

with brand B at Rs. how many kgs. Brand A needed is 24kgs. . of brand A ar e needed to make 40kgs.7 a kg.4 a kg. If the mixture is worth Rs.A certain type of mixture is prepared by mixing brand A at Rs. of the mixture? Ans.9 a kg..

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