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1.Question: A light bulb is hanging in the first floor of the room. There are three switches in the ground floor room. One of these switches belongs to that light bulb. The light bulb is not lit and the switches are in off state. There is only one chance to visit the room. How can it be determined which of these switch is connected to the light bulb. Solution: First turn ON the first switch and leave it for few minutes. Then turn OFF the first switch and ON the second switch. Now enter the first floor room. If the light bulb is lit, the second switch must be connected to it. If it is not lit, it might the first or the third switch. Now touch the light bulb, it is hot it will be the connected to the first switch. Nor if it is cold, then it should be the third one. 2.Question: Miss Anne has eleven kids in her class. She has a bowl containing eleven apples. Now Miss Anne want to divide the eleven apples to the kids, in such a way that a apple should remain in her bowl. How can Miss Anne do it? Solution: Ten kids will get each one apple. The eleventh kid will get the apple with the bowl. 3.Question: Dr.Will wants to operate for three different persons who were wounded. But he had only two surgical gloves. There is not any blood contact between the three persons. How can Dr.Will operate for the three people with two pair of surgical gloves? Solution: First, Dr.Will wear both of the gloves, one above the other. He operate the first person. After finishing he remove the outer pair of gloves as inside out and place it in a tray. Then operate the second person. Now he will wear the first gloves as inside out above the second gloves. Operate the third person. At last he remove the gloves and dispose them. 4.Question: Two fathers took their sons to a fruit stall. Each man and son bought an apple, But when they returned home, they had only 3 apples. They did not eat, lost, or thrown. How could this be possible? Solution: There were only three people. Son, his father and his grandfather. 5.Question: Michael have ten pairs of black socks, eight pairs of white socks and seven pairs of green socks. Everything is mixed in a draw. As there is no light he were not able to identify the color of the socks. How many of the socks did he want to take to match one pair.

Solution: Although there are many socks in the draw, there are only three colors. So, four socks are enough to match one pair. 6.Question: Anne, Olivia and Jenita are daughters of Mr. Jack, Mr. Brown and Mr. Ran. Four of these people are playing badminton doubles. Mr.Rans daughter and Mr. Jack are partners. Annes father and Mr.Browns daughter are also partners. There are not any father-daughter combinations. Who is Annes father? Solution: As there are not any father-daughter combinations, Mr.Brown is not Annes father. Anne can play with Mr.Jack, so he cannot be his father. Therefore, Mr.Ran is Annes father.

7.Question: There are three boxes in a table. One of the box contains Gold and the other two are empty. A printed message contains in each box. One of the message is true and the other two are lies. The first box says "The Gold is not here". The Second box says "The Gold is not here". The Third box says "The Gold is in the Second box". Which box has the Gold? Solution: As the message contains one truth, the third says that the gold is in the second box, if it is to be true, then the first box message will also become true. So Gold cannot be in second and third boxes. Gold is in the first box. 8.Question: You're travelling to some village. At some point there is a fork in the road. You could go two ways but only one of them leads to the village. Lucky for you there are two men standing next to the fork. But unfortunately one of them always lies and one always speaks the truth and you do not know who is who. Since the men do not really like to help you, you are allowed to ask one of them only one question. Which question should you ask? Solution Ask one of the men, "if I would ask the man standing next to you: which is the road to the village?, what would he answer?" If you ask this to the liar, he will point you in the wrong way. If you ask this to the one who speaks the truth, he will also point you in the wrong way. So after asking the question, take the other way. This will bring you in the village. 9.Question

Correct the equation above by inserting one straight line.

10.Question I'm in a zoo But not in a jungle I rarely come in pairs But I'm in every puzzle. Who am I? Answer The letter Z


Can you determine the missing number in the box? The same rule of logic applies to all three boxes?

Answer The missing number is 24. The rule is to double the first number in each rectangle and place that number in the next box below it. 12.How many squares are there in this figure?

Answer 14 Squares.

13.Which number continues this sequence?

Answer 48


Numbers advance by 2, 4, 8 and 16. 14.Which number is missing?

Answer 64 Each box represents Ihe cube of numbers 1, 2,3 and 4. 15. Which number is missing from the box?

9 Each row; column and diagonal adds up to 15. 16.The Puzzle: You have three bags, each containing two marbles. Bag A contains two white marbles, Bag B contains two black marbles, and Bag C contains one white marble and one black marble. You pick a random bag and take out one marble. It is a white marble. What is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white?

ANSWER 2/3 (not 1/2)


You know that you do not have Bag B (two black marbles) so there are three possibilities You chose Bag A, first white marble. The other marble will be white You chose Bag A, second white marble. The other marble will be white You chose Bag C, the white marble. The other marble will be black So 2 out of 3 possibilities are white. Why not 1/2? You are selecting marbles, not bags. 17.Question By moving one of the following digits, make the equation correct. 62 - 63 = 1 Answer 6 2 - 63 = 1 (In other words, 2x2x2x2x2x2, which equals 64) 18.Question You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across safely? Answer Take the chicken over first. Go back and bring the grain next, but instead of leaving the chicken with the grain, come back with the chicken. Leave the chicken on the first side and take the fox with you. Leave it on the other side with the grain. Finally, go back over and get the chicken and bring it over. 19.Question What is special about the following sequence of numbers? 8 5 4 9 1 7 6 10 3 2 0 Answer The numbers are in alphabetical order. (eight, five, four, nine, one, seven, six, ten, three, two, zero) 20.Question What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it? Answer Mailbox 21.Question If you had a ton of feathers and a ton of stones which would be heavier? Answer Neither. They both weigh a ton. 22.Question Tom's mother has three children. One is named April, one is named May. What is the third one named? Answer Tom 23.Question Two women apply for a job. They are identical and have the same mother, father and birthday. The interviewer asks, "Are you twins?" to which they honestly reply, "No". How is this possible? Answer They are triplets. 24.Question How far can a dog run into the forest? Answer Halfway. After that it will be running out of the forest.


What number comes next? 2, 2, 4, 12, 48, ___ Answer 240. To get the number, multiply the previous number in the series by its position. 48 is in the 5th position, so 48 5 = 240 26.Question If: 2 3 = 10 7 2 = 63 6 5 = 66 8 4 = 96 9 7 = ?? 27.Answer f(n,m) = (n + m) * n e.g. f(2,3) = (2 + 3) * 2 = 10 Hence, f(9,7) = (9 + 7) * 9 = 144 28.Question Name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday. Answer Day Before Yesterday, Yesterday and today 29.Question A plane crashed on the border or US and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors? Answer You don't bury survivors 30.Question Five pigeons are sitting on a fence. The farmer comes out and shoots one. How many are left? Answer None, they all flew away because of the noise

5 cats can catch 5 mice in 5 minutes. How many cats does it take to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes? Answer 5 cats. The same five could keep catching 5 mice every 5 minutes for 100 minutes.