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The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!Views: 6477
Feb 29, 2004 1:16 pmThe Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Kreative Quest
A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank you' and walks out. WHY??

This puzzle has claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out.

PM me with the answers!!!

TIME TO GET THOSE GREY CELLS WORKING......

Cheers,

Fa Ruchi.



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Sep 06, 2006 6:00 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
Why is this still un-answered?

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Sep 06, 2006 6:13 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Kreative Quest
Guess the grey cells are on a long vacation!

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Sep 06, 2006 6:16 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Simanta Talukdar
mine r not working right now. will try later.

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Sep 06, 2006 6:31 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Not Riddle Any more


The man had hiccups. The barman recognized this from his speech and drew the gun in order to give him a shock. It worked and cured the hiccups - so the man no longer needed the water

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Sep 06, 2006 6:36 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
Don give the next riddle on this thread....so whoever solevs - gives a new one

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Sep 06, 2006 6:46 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Hehe Lalit, sounds like a punishment to whoever solves it :)
Btw Ruchi that was amongst the classic ones in lateral thinking puzzles, just in case u didn't know.

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Sep 06, 2006 7:09 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Fufaji Sir, Fantstic Idea... I take the Challenge to take this forward.

A guy living on the 20th floor in an apartment building got up early each morning to go to work in a downtown store. He always went into the elevator on the 20th floor and rode down to the entrance (1st floor). When he came home he always rode the elevator from the entrance and up to the 8th floor. He walked out of the elevator and walked the stairs up to his apartment on the 20th floor.

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Sep 06, 2006 11:33 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Sometimes buttons can dwarf a person :(

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Sep 07, 2006 12:02 amre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
Sandip...
You are next

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Sep 07, 2006 12:20 amre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Lalitji, but I didnt give the answer na? :)

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Sep 07, 2006 12:44 amre: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
But that was the answer, I know the PUNdit you are

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Sep 07, 2006 12:58 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
OK OK to avoid PUNishment...

Three people check into a hotel. They pay Rs 30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is Rs 25 and gives Rs 5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that Rs 5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets Rs 2 and gives Rs 1 to each person. Now each person paid Rs 10 and got back Rs 1. So they paid Rs 9 each, totaling Rs 27. The bellboy has Rs 2, totaling Rs 29.

Where is the remaining rupee?

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Sep 07, 2006 1:23 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
Nowhere... they paid Rs. 27, of which the fare was Rs. 25 and the bell boy pocketed Rs. 2 in tips...

cheers
s

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Sep 07, 2006 1:34 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Correcto. And your prize is you get to ask the next riddle!

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Sep 07, 2006 2:01 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
oh, ok... here it is...

how many times on an average must an ordinary 6-sided die be thrown before every number from 1 through 6 comes up at least once?

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Sep 07, 2006 3:58 amre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Kedar Bedekar
the man is a dwarf and his fingers couldnt reach higher than the 8th floor button. But then i wonder why didnt he ask for help:)

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Sep 07, 2006 4:25 amre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
errrr, lalit, can i please mail the prize now?


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Sep 07, 2006 10:18 amre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
Prize for what?
It was Sandip Kundu who had cracked the first one. And it took me 36 minutes to realise

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Sep 07, 2006 11:05 amre: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Lalitji, I think Sumanth is referring to something else here.

And Kedar I guess replied to an earlier mail notification and hence missed the posts which had already answered the "lift" riddle...

BTW, if a puzzle gets unanswered, does it mean the person asking it, has to ask the next one as well? :(

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Sep 07, 2006 11:35 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
ya, i was not aware of the existence of this thread in the first place till i saw it this morning... the cure-for-hiccup q. is one of 24 qs, including the dwarf-in-the-lift and the music-stopped-she-died q as well, part of a mensa workshop on lateral thinking

do i take it the earlier q. on the dice is unanswered or do i wait a while?

lalit, sandeep is right on his first observation... do i mail the prize now?

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Sep 07, 2006 11:45 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
is there any clue in the mail??

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Sep 07, 2006 11:46 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Now I doubt if Sandip and Sumanth are talking on same lines. e.g. Sandip mentioned Kedar responding to earlier mail and Sumanth is sayin "yes I...."

hehe..confusion confusion..

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Sep 07, 2006 11:51 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Ok, the last unsolved riddle is:

"how many times on an average must an ordinary 6-sided die be thrown before every number from 1 through 6 comes up at least once?"


6x6 = 36?

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Sep 07, 2006 11:54 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
I was thinking same. 36 seems to be intuitive answer. Haven't formed theory yet.

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Sep 07, 2006 12:03 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
nope... not 36...
cheers
s

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Sep 07, 2006 12:15 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Its a question of probability. I guess it should be 6 rasied to power of 6... 6X6X6X6X6X6 = 46656

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Sep 07, 2006 12:26 pmre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
nope...
cheers
s

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Sep 07, 2006 1:03 pmre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
two more tries and then we'll move on... have another interesting lateral one as well...

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Sep 07, 2006 4:43 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Basab Ghosh
Factorial 6?

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Sep 08, 2006 1:21 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
No... The answer is 14.7 times... Its additive probabilities because the events are not mutually exclusive...

1 + 6/5 + 6/4 + 2 + 3 + 6...


OK, here's the next one, its easy...

My wife and I were recently shopping at a New York mall when we found ourselves on the second floor. We had a bunch of packages with us and wanted to take the lift down. The lift was on the third floor when we got to the landing. I pressed the button but the lift did not stop at our floor and went to the first floor instead. I thought it must have been mechanical and waited. On its way up, the lift went to the fourth floor and then started coming down again but did not stop at our floor and went to the first floor again. On the way up, it went to the fifth floor. I was quite irritated by then and wanted to walk down lugging all our purchases. My wife told me to wait. She predicted the lift would go to the nineth floor and then stop at our floor. She was right!!!

How did she know?


Cheers
S

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Sep 08, 2006 5:38 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Hey could u explain that "1 + 6/5 + 6/4 + 2 + 3 + 6..." to me?

And about the lift: I hope it was not 2nd floor written in Roman :D

Q1: No "Non Stop" button funda?
Q2: Is New York Mall important?
Q3: Could it happen in usual indian lifts too?

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Sep 08, 2006 6:00 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
Mukesh

The probabilities are not mutually exclusive hence 6/1 + 6/2 +6/3 +6/4 +6/5 +6/6 which is 14.7 times...

As for the most recent riddle, none of the questions you have posed are required to solve the riddle...

Best
S


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Sep 11, 2006 6:22 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Beats me.

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Sep 11, 2006 6:28 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Give some hint...

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Sep 11, 2006 6:46 amre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
the infinite decimal...

and that makes it too easy...

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Sep 11, 2006 8:27 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Ok I was discussing with a friend of mine and he happened to point that these are the initial digits of value of pi.

If that's the correct answer, I don't think it was a lateral thinking puzzle.

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Sep 11, 2006 8:38 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
Mukesh

The answer is right, the lift travelled in the sequence of the digits of pi... Complement your "friend" from me...

Your turn to pose a riddle...

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Sep 11, 2006 8:54 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Ok its a lateral thinking one.

A guy is going in a car. He switches on the radio and then kills himself.

PS:Incidentally this puzzle was given to me by the same friend who cracked the pi wala puzzle. So in a way puzzle is coming from who solved it..heh

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Sep 11, 2006 9:03 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
May be he heard some terrible announcement on the radio - something like police had found who robbed the bank etc..

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Sep 11, 2006 9:04 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
dj kills someone using his work as an alibi... when he turns on radio, the song he had left playing is skipping... he finds out that he is caught out and decides to kill himself...

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Sep 11, 2006 9:07 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
I hate to be answered so soon Sumanth :(
Rajesh u were on right track too.

And Sumanth, u give the prize to urself now..heh

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Sep 11, 2006 9:25 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
hey, i am passing my turn... cannot be one sided... any other lateral/logic/out of the box puzzles from others...

cheers
s

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Sep 12, 2006 11:38 amre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Nilesh
It's an easy one...A London hairdresser recently said that he would rather cut the hair of three Indians than one Londoner. Why?

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Sep 12, 2006 2:25 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Because he'll get more money by from 3 hair cuts

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Sep 12, 2006 4:07 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Its a Barber for women... and Indian Women have longer hair! SO more money... :D

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Sep 12, 2006 4:43 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sandip Kundu
Or maybe the Londoner is bald

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Sep 12, 2006 5:03 pmre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Kreative Quest
ok so whtz the answer Nilesh or are one of the options given the answer??

Must say..... slow and steady wins the race but this mail was reaaaaaaaalllllllllllllll slow to take off....... in fact had even forgotten abt posting it here!!!!

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Sep 13, 2006 4:23 amre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Vik Kac
Hey Sumanth..... You great at this stuff....you should be an Astrologer or a Trader maybe!

I have a question.....

In astrology there are 12 houses and nine planets..... What are the chances that 3 specific houses (6th, 8th and 12th) have no planet in them...?

Vaibhav

Ps....My intutive answer to the dice thing was 18 cause out of every 3 rolls there is an average chance that you will get each number (1to6) once..... so 3*6 would be 18.....but I didnt take into account the non inclusive factor.....

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Sep 13, 2006 5:22 amre: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
I am solving as follows:

12 houses, 9 planets, Houses 6, 8 and 12 to have no planets.

P(Houses 6, 8 and 12 having Planet 1) = 1/12 +1/12 +1/12 =3/12 or 1/4, because the events are mutually exclusive and P1 can be in H6 or H8 or H12 but not in all three houses at the same time. Therefore, the aliter probability is (1 - 1/4) = 3/4 or 0.75

Similarly, we get probability of 3/4 for P2 through P9 in Houses H1 through H12.

Now the fact that P1 is not in House 6 or in House 8 or in House 12 no way affects the behaviour of P2 through P9, i.e. the location of the planets in any house are mutually independent of each other

Hence the probability of their occurence is as follows:

3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 or

3/4 ^ 9 or 0.07508

If wrong, do educate me.

Cheers
S







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Sep 14, 2006 2:40 pmThe Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Shridhar
Hi,

Try this Lateral thinking question.

callcall

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Sep 14, 2006 3:21 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

ami.de.france
calling twice?

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Sep 14, 2006 3:24 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Hey, someone drive this whole thread yaar.. its going dead.. MR. SC. Will you please.

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Sep 14, 2006 8:18 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
I can see SC is in demand while the fench revolution will start soon

Lets hear from SC

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Sep 15, 2006 2:08 amre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
the budding astrologer needs to let us know if i got my math right first, those are the rules?

in response to the question of probabilities of stars in houses...

cheers
s

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Sep 15, 2006 4:59 amre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Shridhar
Its close call

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Sep 15, 2006 9:10 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
I would say that should be 're-call' :)

And about that house/planet thing, can someone tell me more about characteristics of houses and planets? e.g. Can more than one planets be in one house etc.

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Sep 15, 2006 9:39 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
mukesh, wrong thread...

there's some dr. jyotish maharaj lurking somewhere in fufa (i think he spoke about the insignificance of pluto in indian astro charts a while ago) and then we have vik kac, who i overtly presume is doing his undergrad in that field and is giving us the benefits of his education as well through the popular astrology 101 online education series ;-)

am still waiting to know if my answer to the planets in houses riddle was correct... it was more probability by the way and not lateral thought...

in any event, vik kac, please let us know if my answer is right and don de la mancha, sanchez and the rest of us can get on with our riddling or we'll have to get on rocinante and our donkeys and go windmill fighting into the sunsets...

lalit, did you mean fench as in he fenched her?

cheers
s

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Sep 15, 2006 9:48 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Ah well Sumanth, probably u can urself tell me the answers. I needed those answers to solve the problem. So I assume u have answers already as u have a solution up there :)

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Sep 15, 2006 10:31 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
errrr... lalit, can i send the prize to him now?

mukesh dude, this conversation of ours is probably not doing anything fruitful for this thread in terms of providing both entertainment and intellectual stimulation, so...

here's my next riddle for you...

Correct the following equation by FREELY moving the given four digits but without adding any mathematical symbols

26 = 47

Cheers
S

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Sep 15, 2006 11:25 amre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Swetha Iyer
49 = 72

Explanation -
6 inverted to 9 [Free to move is the key]
7 squared 2 = 49

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Sep 15, 2006 11:33 amre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
fantastic swetha.... your turn to ding the board...

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Sep 15, 2006 12:35 pmre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Swetha Iyer
Let me ask a relatively easy one. No Instructions required. Answer is self explanatory.

HARD+HOKY=LOLY
HOKY+CIA=PYKYL

Good Luck

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Sep 15, 2006 5:38 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Lavanya Karalkar
Swetha Iyer..If this is easy one, then what can be a hard one?

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Sep 15, 2006 5:47 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Mukesh Ghatiya
Mine ;)

Btw I don't like these kind of puzzles where some letters r some digits and all. So boring :(

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Sep 16, 2006 4:29 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
solved it.... whew, thought my saturday was going to be washed out...

i first wrote the numerals 1 through 10 in letter form...
then compared the commonalities of the letters...

(what) plus (what) = loly
(what) plus (what) = pykyl

comparing the alphabets in the numerals to the alphabets in the solution, i.e. what numeral starts with (l) and what numeral ends with (l), the only answer was L=N as a code.

therefore solving we come up with loly = nine and pykyl = seven

then transposing and solving for hard and hoky, we get

four + five = nine
five + two = seven

the clue for cia was redundant, once you solved for hard and hoky...

cheers
s

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Sep 16, 2006 5:30 amre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
which is the odd one out?

telephone
limousine
freighter
driftwood


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Sep 16, 2006 6:42 amre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Basab Ghosh
freighter

Doesn't have the vowel 'o' in it.

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Sep 16, 2006 7:27 amre: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
one possible solution but not the one i was looking for...

try again...

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Sep 16, 2006 1:49 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Limousine.

Other three have a wire / rope attached to it???

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Sep 16, 2006 1:56 pmre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Sumanth Cidambi
the answer is right but the reasoning is wrong...

all the others have a number in them...

teleph ONE
drif TWO ood
fr EIGHT er

your turn senor la mancha!!!

cheers
s

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Sep 16, 2006 4:09 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Swetha Iyer
Awesome Sumanth. And Lavanyaji when one knows the answer everything looks easy. ;) apologies.

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Sep 16, 2006 4:22 pmre: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Lavanya Karalkar
yes Swetha Iyer..the trick is when you know the answer..

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Sep 16, 2006 6:53 pmre: Cross out#

RAJAN ADVANI
Cross out any unused letters to leave a meaningful sentence:

AAMNEYAUNNIUNSGEFDULLESTETNETRESNCE ?



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Sep 17, 2006 2:41 amre: re: Cross out#

Sandip Kundu
The answer is in the question:

"A MEANINGFUL SENTENCE?" (Though a question rather than a statement)

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Sep 17, 2006 12:54 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
next one...

what is 2520 ?

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Sep 17, 2006 1:24 pmre: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Its the lowest number which gives a whole number when divided by all numbers from 1 to 10...

2520/1 = 2520
2520/2 = 1260
2520/3 = 840
...
2520/10 = 252

That was more of a trivia SC, but fun trying to remember it!!

Another riddle...

A mother has three sick children. She has a 24-ounce bottle of medicine and needs to give each child eight ounces of the medicine. She is unable to get to the store and has only three clean containers, which measure 5, 11 and 13 ounces. The electricity is out and she has no way of heating water to wash the containers and doesn't want to spread germs. How can she divide the medicine to give each child an equal portion without having any two children drink from the same container?

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Sep 17, 2006 5:00 pmre: re: Cross out#

Basab Ghosh
1. She fills the 13 oz container from the 24 oz one
2. She fills the 5 oz container from the 13 oz container, leaving 8 oz in it. She empties the 8 oz into the 11 oz container.
3. She empties the 5 oz container into the 24 oz container, which now holds 16 oz of medicine. She fills the 13 oz container from the 24 oz container and then fills the 5 oz container from the 13 oz container. The 13 oz container now has 8 oz of medicine in it.
4. She empties the 5 oz container into the 24 oz container. The three containers 11 oz, 13 oz and 24 oz all contain 8 oz of medicine now.

NOW DON'T TELL ME THIS IS A POSSIBLE ANSWER, BUT YOU HAD SOMETHING ELSE IN MIND. I CAN'T COMPENSATE FOR ANYONE'S LACK OF IMAGINATION.

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Sep 17, 2006 5:11 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
Great Basab Ghosh..this is one way of rational thinking. I may have a different way and others may have other different ways. Anyhow mother's problem solved na?

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Sep 17, 2006 5:15 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Nothing sir..

your turn to put up a riddle

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Sep 17, 2006 5:19 pmre: re: Cross out#

Swetha Iyer
Sol 1 -
We have here -

5oz container ; 11oz container ; 13oz container
Fill containers in foll fashion -
5c 11c 13c
5 11 0

24 - 16 = 8 ounces remains in medicine bottle. Administer first dose to one child

Add 11c to 13c
Add remaining from 5c to 13c
3oz remains in 5c
Add remaining from 5c to 11c

Status now -

5c 13c 11c
0 13 3

Now fill 5c from 13c
So 13-5 = 8 Administer second dose to another one

5c + 11c = [5oz + 3oz] = 8 oz Give the remaining medicine to the last child.


Sol 2. - Wait for the power :)

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Sep 17, 2006 5:23 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Nothing sir.. You are absolutely right!!

your turn to put up a riddle

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Sep 17, 2006 5:29 pmre: re: re: re: Cross out#

Basab Ghosh
How did the mother distinguish between the 13 oz and 11 oz bottles in the dark?

This is the riddle..... give free flight to your imagination!

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Sep 17, 2006 5:45 pmre: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
Basab Ghosh.. you have imagined too much. Who said it was dark? It is said, the electricity was out and she is unable to heat water to clean the containers. Even if it had been night as Basab Ghosh wants to believe, then

Height of the containers could have been the indicator na?

Mother's intuition would have greatly helped in solving the problem na?

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Sep 18, 2006 4:09 amre: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Vik Kac
Sumanth Hi,

Hadnt logged onto for a bit..... Some research at my end indicates that the answer would be 12C3 which is 12*11*10/3*2*1 = 1/220 ....

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Sep 18, 2006 4:48 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
hey vaibhav

could you PM me the logic please for your solution... i could not figure how you arrived at that probability...

also if you meant 12C3, it is a figure > 1 and that is improbable...

i also saw a new riddle solved by basab, already... aaah well, will await the next one...

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Sep 18, 2006 8:47 amre: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
A rich man's son was kidnapped. The ransom note told him to bring a valuable diamond to a phone booth in the middle of a public park. Plainclothes police officers surrounded the park, intending to follow the criminal or his messenger. The rich man arrived at the phone booth and followed instructions but the police were powerless to prevent the diamond from leaving the park and reaching the crafty villain. What did he do?

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Sep 18, 2006 9:20 amre: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
trained pigeon in booth, carries diamond to villain, police cannot fly...

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Sep 18, 2006 9:30 amre: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Aboslutely right Sumanth... the villain had put a pigeon in the booth with a note saying he has to put the diamond. Its a real crime story that took place in Thailand or Taiwan or somewhere...

Your turn SC.. take the thread ahead

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Sep 18, 2006 10:23 amre: re: re: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
art imitating life imitating art eh...hmmm, interesting...

ok, my riddle...

Which of the following nonsense sentences is the odd one out.

1. more solo goals
2. lame animal pairs
3. only some sail
4. plaza mail louse

cheers
s

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Sep 18, 2006 12:47 pmre: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Any clues - Is it got something to do with Words / Letters??

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Sep 18, 2006 12:59 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
Miracles will have their claimers
More will bow to rome
He and she are in the house
But there's only me at home

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Sep 27, 2006 11:39 amre: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Is it only some sail... the other three seem to be land based, while sailing is sea based!

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Sep 27, 2006 11:56 amre: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
right answer but wrong logic... words in 1, 2 and 4 are all acronyms for capital cities...

don, a la derek, 1/2 a point for that... your turn to riddle...

cheers
s

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Sep 27, 2006 12:46 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Chalo,

Aadha point he sahi.. gadi to aagay badhi!

A vacationing family sitting around the campfire has the following conversation:
1. Father: What day is it? I am sure it isn't Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
2. Mother: Well that's not very helpful dear. Besides yesterday was Friday.
3. Father: No, now that I think about it, yesterday wasn't Friday, tomorrow is Friday.
4. Junior: The day after tomorrow is Thursday.
5. Susie: You are nuts. Tomorrow is Thursday.
6. Mother: Actually, it's probably Thursday today.
7. Junior: All we know for sure is that it wasn't Sunday yesterday.
If only one statement above is true, what day of the week is it?

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Sep 27, 2006 1:22 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Sandip Kundu
Monday...

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Sep 27, 2006 1:36 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Sahi Zawaab Sandip...

Number each person's statement and write down the list of days that it could be according to each statement.
1. Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
2. Saturday
3. Thursday
4. Tuesday
5. Wednesday
6. Thursday
7. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The only day mentioned one time is Monday. Therefore it must be Monday, otherwise one of the other statements would be true.


Your turn to put up the question now!!

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Oct 05, 2006 5:50 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Where you disappeared Sandip

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Oct 05, 2006 7:33 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Kreative Quest
You are the treasurer in charge of the Royal mint, which produces a single type coin, the grote. There are ten machines producing grotes, one machine is producing grotes weighing one gram less than they should, each coin should weigh 10 grams. You have a set of broken scales which can be fixed to provide one single weigh of a single amount (no weight changes are allowed). Using the scales once you must identify the single faulty machine.

How do you do it?


Cheers,

Fa Ruchi.

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Oct 06, 2006 12:15 amCross out#

SOEB FATEHI
First name the machines A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J.

Take 1 grote from A.
Take 2 grotes from B.
Take 3 grotes from C.
Take 4 grotes from D.
Take 5 grotes from E.
Take 6 grotes from F.
Take 7 grotes from G.
Take 8 grotes from H.
Take 9 grotes from I.
Take no grotes from J.

Now actually weigh the grotes.

If the weight is 450 grams then machine J is defective.
If the weight is 449 grams then machine A is defective.
If the weight is 448 grams then machine B is defective.
If the weight is 447 grams then machine C is defective.
If the weight is 446 grams then machine D is defective.
If the weight is 445 grams then machine E is defective.
If the weight is 444 grams then machine F is defective.
If the weight is 443 grams then machine G is defective.
If the weight is 442 grams then machine H is defective.
If the weight is 441 grams then machine I is defective.


NOW > > > >

Let us introduce a new element into the problem
to make it more grotesque!

Suppose you do not know whether there is a
defective grote machine at all or not -
and you do not know that the defective grote
if any will be actually heavier or lighter -
but you do know that the difference has to
be one gram per grote if at all there is
a difference -
then can you still do it in one weighing?

socho . . . . socho . . . .
Basab and Sumanth and Sandip se poocho . . . .
finally kisi anpadh platform wasi se poocho . . . .

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Oct 06, 2006 4:50 amre: Cross out#

Sandip Kundu
Is the weighing machine digital?

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Oct 06, 2006 6:25 pmre: re: Cross out#

Kreative Quest
Well the answer is nope itz not a digital machine so think think. Basabji has given u the clue!

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Oct 07, 2006 2:51 amre: re: re: Cross out#

Sandip Kundu
Where is the clue? And I guess you are asking me to think about Soeb's puzzle, not yours, since that has been already answered...

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Oct 07, 2006 2:01 pmre: Cross out#

Basab Ghosh
Well, for this one, in addition to the sequence described by Soeb for Ruchi's problem, take 10 coins from machine J.

If the weight is 550 gms, then no machine is defective.

If the weight is more or less by 1 gm, then machine A is defective... and so on.

Neat solution to a grotesque problem.... :D

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Oct 07, 2006 4:10 pmre: re: Cross out#

SOEB FATEHI
Basab the algorithm remains the same but you increase the logistics that way . . . . in solutions the optimal case is the one to go for always

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Oct 07, 2006 6:01 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
why not the easy sawaal like 'which came first, egg or chicken?' instead of katin katin sawal where our intellectually intellectual Soeb Fatehi, Basab Ghosh, Sandip Kundu and others like them have to use Fufa Space and their brain.

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Oct 07, 2006 6:49 pmre: re: re: re: Cross out#

Manpreet Singh Kalsey
According to Santa and Banta - Whatever is ordered first will come first.

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Oct 07, 2006 6:56 pmre: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
wah! Wah!

Kya sawaal aur kya Jawaab !!

Riddle ho toh aisi....


ishar koi A,B,.C.D.E,F,G,H NAHI na koi 1,2,3,4,5,6, numbering.. No algorithms, No brain wprk, no reasoning.

jat poocho pat jawab.

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Oct 08, 2006 1:55 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
Now for the next easy round,. Bachen log taaliyan... now sochna shuru karen... _______
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Oct 08, 2006 2:07 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

SOEB FATEHI
losing your touch? spellcheck!

that should have been thaaliyan . . . .

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Oct 08, 2006 4:28 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
lekin in this post your job was not to spellcheck but to try to (repeat) try to solve the riddle Soeb Fatehi. idhar Old and obese ka algorythm, trignometry kuch nahi chalege. Sirf chahiye Santa Bantawala brainy brain.

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Oct 09, 2006 7:18 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
Arre..ab thak koi solve nahi kar saka kya? Mr.Manpreet Singh Kalsey, Santa Banta ko bulana padega kya?

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Oct 09, 2006 11:45 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Amita
Nobody wants to play the easy round.... sabko tough round hi khelna hai....




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Oct 09, 2006 12:46 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

SOEB FATEHI
chalo ladies round over . . . . real men come back now

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Oct 10, 2006 8:27 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Lavanya Karalkar
solve nahi kar saka toh batha dena hum solution de denge na>
why running running from problems?

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Oct 17, 2006 5:03 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Cross out#

Sandip Kundu
Ok, a bit of googling will help solving this..


Originally hailing from Amritsar, A started his career as an assistant painter at Madan Theatres in Calcutta. He then moved on to become a still photographer with New Theaters and was soon designing posters for the company. His first stint in commissioned writing was as the dialogue writer and lyricist in B, one of the all time greatest movies of Indian Cinema starring C, the most prolific star of his times, and featuring D as the cameraman, an established director of the coming years. He introduced two of the most well known faces of Indian Cinema, E and F, in Bechara Bhagwan, which was later renamed G. Also featuring in his list of discoveries are H, E's sister in law and I, whose daughter J has been one of the most amazing actresses in recent times. He also has the unique distinction of directing K, the then Prime Minister of the country, in a movie for Children's Films Society

Identify A - K

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Oct 18, 2006 11:12 amCross out#

Rajesh Pandey
A - Kidar Nath Sharma
B - Devdas
C - K L Saigal
D - Bimal Roy
E - Raj Kapoor
F - Madhubala
G - NeelKamal
H - Geeta Bali
I - Tanuja
J - Kajol
K - Jawaharlal Nehru

Dont know if Neel Kamal was called Bechara Bhgavan but it was the first of Raj Kapoor & Madhubala...
Nehru is just a guess since he established the CFSI!

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Oct 18, 2006 1:02 pmre: Cross out#

Sandip Kundu
I=Naseem Banu
J =Saira Banu

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Oct 18, 2006 1:50 pmre: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Baki sab correct??? He did launch Tanuja though! :D

Here's an easy one

My head and tail both equal are,
My middle slender as a bee.
Whether I stand on head or heel
Is quite the same to you or me.
But if my head should be cut off,
The matter's true, though passing strange
Directly I to nothing change.
What Am I?

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Oct 22, 2006 4:32 pmre: re: re: Cross out#

Rajesh Pandey
Suggest look at numbers! I thought this was really easy

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Oct 23, 2006 5:19 amre: re: re: re: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
its 8 man... i was waiting for some one to fill the post...

cheers
s

PS: lateratus is an album by tool...

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Nov 10, 2006 8:08 pmCross out#

Rajesh Pandey
What about the next qiz Sumanth saab!!

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Nov 11, 2006 1:18 pmre: Cross out#

Sumanth Cidambi
An ancient king wanted to change all the high days and holidays in his kingdom. He calls his ministers and decrees that holidays will occur on the high day and on the low day of each week. These were Saturday and Friday, respectively.

If the week was in the order of the High days going down to the Low days, what would the sequence of the "new week" be?

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Nov 16, 2006 9:56 amjust a guess#

mohini poddar
Is it...that the weekdays wud be reversed...say..saturday den friday,thursady...n so on..
Is the punishment just for giving right answers or for wrong as well???

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Nov 22, 2006 6:05 pmre: just a guess#

Sumanth Cidambi
mohini, wrong answer...

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Nov 29, 2006 8:18 pmre: re: just a guess#

Rajesh Pandey
any clues sumanth saab???

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Nov 30, 2006 3:46 amre: re: re: just a guess#

Sumanth Cidambi
sum of alphabetical positions...

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Nov 30, 2006 7:09 pmjust a guess#

Rajesh Pandey
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

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Dec 01, 2006 5:10 pmre: just a guess#

Sumanth Cidambi
wrong answer...

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Dec 12, 2006 5:23 pmre: re: just a guess#

Rajesh Pandey
What then sir!!

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Dec 13, 2006 2:18 amre: re: re: just a guess#

Sumanth Cidambi
Saturday - High Day
Friday - Low Day

Alphabetical sequence of the other days... hence...

Saturday
Monday
Sunday
Thursday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday

Cheers
S

PS: Don, some one else's turn... Am tired of cracking me up!!!

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Dec 15, 2006 1:59 pmRiddle#

Rajesh Pandey
You have seen a nice shirt at The Bay , worth $97.00

You don’t have money, you borrowed $50 from your wife and $50 from your girl friend. How much is your money now? (Answer: $100.00, correct?)

You buy the shirt, how much is your change? (answer: $3.00)

You return $ 1.00 to your wife, how much more you owe your wife? (answer: $49.00)

You return $1.00 to your girlfriend, How much more you owe your girlfriend? (answer: $49.00)

The remaining $ 1.00 is with you, correct?

Now, this is the computation : $49(you owe your wife) + $49(you owe your girlfriend)? (ans. $98.00)+ $1.00 with you? (ans. $99.00),

WHERE IS THE OTHER $1.00 ?



Now, another computation :

$ 49(you owe your wife) + $1.00 the one you returned to her, equals: $50.00, Correct?
$49(you owe your girlfriend) + $1.00 the one you returned to her, equals: $50.00, correct?
$50.00 + $50.00 (ans. $100.00 ) plus $1.00 you keep with you, (ans. $101.00)

HOW HAS IT BECOME MORE ?

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Dec 15, 2006 6:42 pmre: Riddle#

Sumanth Cidambi
no fair, i am a little durnk and insipred to solve this...

when you return $1 each, you ahve borrowed a net of $98, shirt costs $97, you have a $1, it balances... work the math...

the second computation is worng to start with...you owe $49 ecah after returning $1 to bith the wife and the girlfreind... so that makes it $98 and you have $1, letf over from the shirt prucahse...

dno... not at thsi csot...

cjheers
s

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Dec 18, 2006 7:55 amre: re: Riddle#

H.K.L. Sachdeva
Going through the old ones, I find that the maximum possible
number of ways the nine planets may not occupy the 6th,
8th & 12th house, has to be calculated as follows :-

1. Seven Planets (other than Rahu & Ketu) can occupy any
place but Rahu and Ketu are always in the opposite house
to each other.

2. For the seven Planets (other than Rahu & Ketu) not to
occupy the 6th, 8th or 12th house means they can occupy
any of the other nine houses, the probability of which is
9 for each planet - meaning - 63 (9 x 7).

3. Now for Rahu & Ketu, their positions if they occupy
6th, 8th or 12th houses, will be like (For Rahu) 6 - 12,
8 - 2 & 12 - 6 or the other way round (For Ketu) 12 - 6,
2 - 8 or 6 - 12 and we see that 6 - 12 & 12 - 6 combinations
are repeated twice. So out of total of these six positions,
we remove two and we are left with a total of four positions.
Thus to calculate the probability of Rahu occupying the
other eight houses (Ketu will be automatically taking the
opposite house) will be 8 (8 x 1).

4. So the total number of possible combinations for none
of the planets to be there in 6th, 8th & 12th houses will
be 63 + 8 = 71 [out of a total of 96 (12 x 8) - taking
only one set of combinations for Rahu & Ketu].

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Dec 18, 2006 8:25 amre: re: re: Riddle#

Sumanth Cidambi
dear mr. sachdeva

probability is usually a number, not necessarily whole, between zero and one...

cheers
s

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Dec 18, 2006 9:30 amre: re: re: re: re: Riddle#

Sumanth Cidambi
errr.... i've always thought that chances means a probability is involved somewhere... as in, what are the chances that you throw three heads in five consecutive tosses of a two sided coin and so on... do correct me if my interpretation was wrong...

secondly, i am not sure how the probability is 0.74, as i worked it out to be 0.07xx... again, how did you arrive at 71/96?

cheers
s

ps: am no astrologer...


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Dec 18, 2006 10:00 amre: re: re: re: Riddle#

H.K.L. Sachdeva
Dear Sumanth,

I am fully with you about Probability being a fraction between
0 & 1 because being a Mathematics Graduate myself, I fully
well know that the Probability has to be a fraction of the total
number of possible combinations (for a particular condition)
and the total number of combinations as a whole.

But I was not talking of probability, I was talking of the
possible number of combinations in which 6th, 8th & 12th
house will not be occupied by any planet and that has to
be a whole number.

And whether we calculate the Possible Number of Combinations
or the Probability, we have to keep in mind the positioning of
Rahu & Ketu which always occupy the opposite houses and for
them we have to exclude them in four houses (and not three
as in the case of ther planets) i.e. 2nd, 6th, 8th & 12th house.

That means, for 7 Planets we have to calculate separately
and for the remaining two (counting them as one only
becuase when Rahu is any of the houses 1 to 6, Ketu is in
the houses 7 to 12 respectively and vice versa) we have to
calculate separately. And while the exclusion for the 7
Planets is for three house, it has to be for four houses
for Rahu & Ketu.

I think, it would be more appropriate to recalculate the
probability or the number of combinations in the light of
the foregoing.

H.K.L. Sachdeva

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Dec 18, 2006 11:57 amre: re: re: re: re: Riddle#

Sumanth Cidambi
your penultimate paragraph read like an quantitative techniques problem that i've usually encountered...

anyways, cool... will solve for the revised problem set in line with astrological principles, more from an academic perspective than anything else

thanks again sir... :-)

cheers
s

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Dec 20, 2006 9:36 amre: re: re: re: re: re: Riddle#

H.K.L. Sachdeva
Dear Sumanth,

I think, going by your analogy, the possible number of
combinations of seven planets' (other than Rahu & Ketu)
occupying nine out twelve houses will be :-

9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 = 47,82,969

out of a total number of

12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 = 3,58,31,808

combinations

and

the possible number of combinations for one planet (taking
Rahu & Ketu as one) occupying eight out of twelve houses,
singly, will be :-

8 out of 12

and when we combine it with the combinations of the other
seven planets, the total number of combinations should be :-

9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 x 8 = 3,82,63,752

out of a total number of

12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 = 42,99,81,696

thereby giving a probability of

0.088989.

H.K.L. Sachdeva

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Dec 20, 2006 9:38 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: Riddle#

H.K.L. Sachdeva

Hi ! All,

This is an interesting one and a very easy one.

Here is a position "1 + 1 = 11" made with matchsticks.





You have just to reposition one of the matchsticks so as 
to give the result of "130"

		

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Dec 22, 2006 9:13 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Dhaval Roy
The man had a bad bout of hiccups, coz of which he asked for water... only a moron wud go to a bar and not drink! when the bar tender showed him th gun, his hiccups stopped... so he said thx and left.

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Dec 23, 2006 5:43 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

H.K.L. Sachdeva
Dhaval,

You are still stuck up with hiccups, hiccups are over since long.

Now the latest is to attend to the matchsticks problem.
H.K.L. Sachdeva

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Dec 28, 2006 3:49 pmThe Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
sir, two clarifications!!

These numbers are written in what language! Roman, English or??? secondly the symbols + and = are also made of matchsticks??

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Jan 04, 2007 2:31 pmre: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

dinesh thonur
he was a midget(i knew this one)

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Jan 04, 2007 2:37 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

dinesh thonur
Sandeep, The calculation is incorrect forthe simple reason that the Rs 2 that the guy kept forms part of the expenditure incurred to the occupants.So it is wrong to add it to Rs 27 which is the sum total of expenditures. So the money which was returned is to be added ie Rs 3.

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Jan 04, 2007 2:41 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

dinesh thonur
Considering the law of probability is it 6*5*4*3*2 times?

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Jan 04, 2007 2:54 pmre: Riddle#

dinesh thonur
Don, this is similar to Sumeets puzzle. The calculations are incorrect. You got to add the correct amount to the money retained/returned.

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Jan 04, 2007 3:13 pmA logical thinking puzzle#

dinesh thonur
In a factory there are 10 machines that produce balls weighing 10 grams each. One of the machines developed a defect and started producing balls weighing 9 grams.We have a weighing machine but are permited to weigh only once.However we can weigh any number of balls but just once. How do we identify the defective machine? (the answer is straight forward and logical)

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Jan 05, 2007 9:07 amre: A logical thinking puzzle#

Siddhartha Rathi
Hi Dinesh,

First no. each machine as 1, 2, ,,, 10 and then take as many balls from each machine as per the no. of the machine.

Now weigh them together. the total weight will be 10+20+30+...+100 = 550 grams in reality if there would have been no error in any of the machines. If the weight comes as 549 then machine one is defective, if weight comes as 548 then machine two is defective and so on till weight comes as 540 then machine ten will be defective.

Siddhartha

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Jan 05, 2007 11:32 amre: re: A logical thinking puzzle#

dinesh thonur
Great Siddhartha, thats what it is.

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Jan 05, 2007 11:35 amre: re: A logical thinking puzzle#

dinesh thonur
Great Siddhartha, that is what it is

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Jan 05, 2007 11:51 amA Murder Mystery#

dinesh thonur
A police man was patrolling a street. Once reached near a 2 storied building,he heard a cry from the first floor room facing the street. "john.. dont kill me" .Next he heard a shot being fired and a pistol came flying out of the window. (meaning to say the police man could not have found anyone in possession of the weapon).He rushed up.... and found one person lying dead and three others in the room (all strangers to him ofcourse). He was able to grab the real culprit immediately (no question,answers). By reasonable assumptions (it is fairly straight forward) what condition was fulfilled that enabled him to do so?

Hint: Of the three present one was a doctor,anathor an engineer and the third a business man.Who was the culprit?

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Jan 05, 2007 12:53 pmre: A Murder Mystery#

Sumanth Cidambi
two out of three were women...

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Jan 05, 2007 7:52 pmre: re: A Murder Mystery#

Rajesh Pandey
Second Sumanth

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Jan 06, 2007 1:08 pmre: re: re: A Murder Mystery#

dinesh thonur
No Don, it was the business man.. he was the only man present other was a lady doctor and a lady engineer.

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Jan 06, 2007 1:15 pmNew String#

dinesh thonur
Anyone interested in logical puzzles I am starting a string by that name. Also do remember to contribute. Thanks.

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Jan 07, 2007 4:07 amre: New String#

Sumanth Cidambi
don, looks like we cracked it, two out of three were women... whyn't you give the next one a shot...

cheers
s

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Jan 07, 2007 12:41 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

H.K.L. Sachdeva

Don Rajesh,


These are all match sticks. As I said that the present 
position indicates "| + | = ||", may be, as of now, you 
can treat them to be Roman.

Now, what you have to do is to move one of the match 
sticks from one place to another place so as to give the 
result of "130".

H.K.L. Sachdeva

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Jan 08, 2007 7:55 pmThe Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Rajesh Pandey
Sach Saab!! I give Up...

Sorriez!

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Jan 09, 2007 5:36 amre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

H.K.L. Sachdeva

Don Rajesh,

This was very simple.


You have just to move one match stick from one place to 
another place so as to give the result of "130".

See, how ? Move one stick from "=" sign over to "+" sign,
"=" becomes "-" sign and "+" becomes "4" and the equation 
becomes "141 - 11" which is equal to 130.



H.K.L. Sachdeva

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Jan 09, 2007 8:12 amThe Big Test#

H.K.L. Sachdeva
THE BIG TEST
(Passing Requires Only 4
Correct Answers Out Of 10)
THE BIG TEST
For Answers, please make a block with
your mouse in between the two #'s.


DECIDE YOUR ANSWERS FIRST, THEN LOOK -->>
1). How long did the Hundred Years War last ? 2). Which country makes Panama hats ? 3). From which animal do we get cat gut ? 4). In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution ? 5). What is a camel's hair brush made of ? 6). The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal ? 7). What was King George VI's first name ? 8). What color is a purple finch ? 9). Where are Chinese gooseberries from ? 10). What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane ?

ANSWERS
1). # 116 years # 2). # Ecuador # 3). # Sheep and Horses # 4). # November # 5). # Squirrel Fur # 6). # Dogs # 7). # Albert # 8). # Crimson # 9). # New Zealand # 10). # Orange #

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Jan 14, 2007 2:34 pmThe Big Test#

Rajesh Pandey
1. Hundred Year War - 116 years
2. Panama Hats - Ecuador
3. Cat Gut - Sheep
4. October Revolution - November (took place in 1917)
5. Camel Hair Brush - Squirrel
6. Canary Island - Dogs
7. King George VI - Albert
8. Purple Finch - Crimson
9. Chinese Gooseberry - New Zealand
10. Black Box - Orange


My Question -

Why do Chinese men eat more rice than the Japanese men.

Private Reply to Rajesh Pandey

Jan 15, 2007 3:42 amre: The Big Test#

Sumanth Cidambi
there are more chinese men than japanese men?

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Jan 15, 2007 4:46 amre: re: The Big Test#

zohratamjeed
Ok Sumanth...you get to ask a question again:)

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Jan 28, 2007 3:49 pmThe Big Test#

Rajesh Pandey
Yep, Chinese have more population than Japanese, therefore more men!

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May 06, 2007 5:54 pmre: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
who is next?

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May 07, 2007 5:16 amre: re: The Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

Pankaj Prakash
Bade Fufaji,
Since the Chinese are the first, the Japanese are the NEXT.

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Sep 01, 2007 1:21 pmThe Man in the Bar.... a riddle!#

EmOtiOnAL FUeL
I told mah domestic help the other day ....

"Ja-Pan le aah"..

And he started asking for the flight ticket !

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