# All Puzzles

• Two women were selling marbles in the market place—one at three for a paisa and other at two for a paisa. One day both of them were obliged to return home when each had thirty marbles unsold. They put together the two lots of marbles and handing them over to a friend asked her to sell them at five tot 2 paise. According to their calculation, after all. 3 for one paisa and 2 for one paisa was exactly the same as 5 for 2 paise. Now they were expecting to get 25 paise tor the marbles, as they would have got. if sold separately But much to their surprise they got only 24 paise tor the entire lot.
Now where did the one paisa go? Can you explain the mystery?

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• My friend Shuba works in a post office and she sells stamps. One day a man walked in and kept seventy five paise on the counter and requested, Please give me some 2 paise stamps, six times as many as one paisa stamps, and for the rest of the amount give me 5 paise stamps.The bewildered Shuba thought for a few moments and finally she handed over the exact requirementof the order to the man with a smile.
How would you have handled the situation?

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• # There are 100 athletes (cricketers and footballers) gathered at a sports banquet. Atleast one of them is a cricketer. Given any two athletes, one of them is a footballer.How many footballers and cricketers are present?

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• Parents buy cookies for their kids. They are saving money so they buy two discounted ones (few days after best before). They don’t want to look greedy so they also buy two cookies for the full price.

When they come home their two kids grab cookies, and each get two. They don’t check best before so their choice is random.

Do you think that life is fair and each kid gets one expired and one good cookie? Or one kid gets both expired? What is more likely to happen?

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• Prison guards are bored so during dinner they announce the prisoners that they will play a game:

In the morning they will stand in a line so that every prisoner will see all standing in front of him but no one behind him. Guards will randomly paint red or white stripe on their back.

They will ask prisoners one by one from the last to the first. They will be allowed to say just one word “red” or “white”. If the prisoner says the color he has on his back he may go home in opposite case he will be executed without delay.

The prisoners are in one cell during the night and they can discuss the tactics.

Which is the best? How many will survive?

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• You are a cyclist in a cross-country race. Just before the crossing finish line you overtake the person in second place! What place did you finish in?

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• Solve the number series by identifying the last number.

1 4 5 6 7 9 11 ?

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•  To solve the puzzle read the riddle and answer the clues below to find each word. Then place the letters on the lines below. Each letter must be placed on a line marked by the same number. When all the lines are full, the answer to the riddle is revealed.

Riddle: What do you get from a pampered cow?

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• One summer, five couples went on a cruise together for their vacations. The trip lasted for a week and the couples spent most of their time together. Each morning they would meet for breakfast and decide what to do for the day. On the fourth morning however, the ship stopped at a tropical island resort and the couples discovered that everyone wanted to do something different. At length, they decided to split up for the day and meet back on the ship for supper to share their adventures with each other. Being tourists, each couple gave into their urge to bring back a souvenir and by luck, they all brought back something different. Using the clues and the grid below, determine the first and last names of each couple, what they did for the day, and what souvenir they brought back.

1. The couple who went scuba diving didn’t buy the homemade candies but loved what Bob and Judy bought.
2. Jake, whose last name isn’t Horner, was disappointed by his golfing scores. Peter, who isn’t married to Tracy, wanted to go sight seeing with Bob Gallop but he went surfing with his wife instead.
3. Each couple is represented by the following: Mr. and Mrs. Peel, homemade candies, Cindy, Bob, golfing.
4. Mike is not Tracy’s husband and Jane is not Ed’s wife. Ed didn’t go hiking.
5. The couple who went site seeing bought a beautifully carved wood dolphin at one of the local attractions. The dolphin and Sarah’s model ship were voted the best of the souvenirs.
6. Ed, who is not married to Cindy, liked the shirts that Jake Bremmer bought. Mike, whose last name is not Elmwood, bought the postcards.
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• One Saturday afternoon, four boys visited the local 5 and 10 store to buy candy. Each boy bought just his favorite candy and they all had a different favorite. They each spent under one dollar and they each bought a different amount of their favorite candy. Can you determine each boy’s full name, the type and quantity of candy each boy purchased, and how much each boy spent?

1. Peter, whose last name isn’t Smythe, bought one piece less than the boy who bought the Tootsie Rolls but he spent 15 cents more.
2. Adam, who spent 35 cents, spent the least. The boy who bought the lollipops spent the most.
3. Tom Wilson, who spent 10 cents more than John, spent 60 cents.
4. The amount spent by each boy, from the least to the most, was the boy who bought the peppermints, the boy whose last name is Smythe, the boy who bought the Tootsie Rolls, and the boy whose last name is Brown.
5. Peter’s last name isn’t Parker.
6. The boy who bought ten gum drops, whose last name isn’t Parker, bought the largest quantity. The boy who spent the most bought the smallest quantity.
7. The boy who got seven peppermints had two more pieces than the boy who got the lollipops.

Use the grid to help solve the puzzle!

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