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Seven men engaged in play. Whenever a player won a game he doubled
the money of each of the other players. That is, he gave each player just as
much money as each had in his pocket. They played seven games and,
strange to say, each won a game in turn in the order of their names, which
began with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
strange to say, each won a game in turn in the order of their names
When they had finished it was found that each man had exactly $1.28 in his
pocket. How much had each man in his pocket before play?View SolutionSubmit Solution 868.4K views
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A man went into a bank with a thousand dollars, all in dollar bills, and ten
bags. He said, “Place this money, please, in the bags in such a way that if I
call and ask for a certain number of dollars you can hand me over one
or more bags, giving me the exact amount called for without opening any of
the bags.”
How was it to be done? We are, of course, only concerned with a single
application, but he may ask for any exact number of dollars from one to one
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A man persuaded Weary Willie, with some difficulty, to try to work on a
job for thirty days at eight dollars a day, on the condition that he would forfeit
ten dollars a day for every day that he idled. At the end of the month
neither owed the other anything, which entirely convinced Willie of the folly
of labor. Can you tell just how many days’ work he put in and on how many
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A man went into a bank to cash a check. In handing over the money the
cashier, by mistake, gave him dollars for cents and cents for dollars. He
pocketed the money without examining it, and spent a nickel on his way home.
He then found that he possessed exactly twice the amount of the check. He
had no money in his pocket before going to the bank. What was the exact
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You are blindfolded and 10 coins are place in front of you on table. You are allowed to touch the coins, but can’t tell which way up they are by feel. You are told that there are 5 coins head up, and 5 coins tails up but not which ones are which. How do you make two piles of coins each with the same number of heads up? You can flip the coins any number of times.
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Consider a rectangular grid of 4×3 with lower left corner named as A and upper right corner named B. Suppose that starting point is A and you can move one step up(U) or one step right(R) only. This is continued until B is reached. How many different paths from A to B possible ?
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If you walk one mile south, then one mile east and then one mile north, you reach the place where you started. In such a scenario, how many points are there on the globe to make it happen?
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A short man takes three steps to a tall man’s two steps. They both start out on the left foot. How many steps do they have to take before they are both stepping out on the right foot together?
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One morning I was on my way to puzzle fry market and met a man who had 4 wives. Each of the wives had 4 bags containing 4 dogs and each dog had 4 puppys.
Taking all things into consideration how many were going to the puzzle fry market?View SolutionSubmit Solution 871.2K views
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We have three containers which hold 19, 13 and 7 ounces of liquid respectively. The 19 ounce container is empty but the 13 and 7 ounce containers are full. How can we measure out 10 ounces by using only the three above mentioned containers?
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