Qatar Mastermind Group
Something for all QL'ers to test the gray matter to keep that all important engine well oiled. Brain exercise is as much needed as exercise to your body!
I have always been interested in solving brain teasers and wondered if this would be a good idea to pit the QL'ers against brainteasers and see how well would they fare?
Questions will be posted at no particular defined period (i.e. whenever I am free to do so) and we shall see who gets the answers right! :) Members are also welcome to post puzzles, brainteasers, riddles as much as they like.
This group is definitely not for the ones who are plain lazy in their heads! So do you have the smartest brain of all from rest of the QL members? If you do, then welcome aboard, join this group and get ready to rack your brains! Are you the "QL Mastermind"???
P.s. Yeah I know few people could always look for answers on the web and post them here. But then again, who is at a loss? It's all for fun and entertainment anyway!
Can you answer the following questions? in one same word?
1. The word has seven letters...
2. Preceded God...
3. Greater than God...
4. More Evil than the devil...
5. All poor people have it...
6. Wealthy people need it...
7. If you eat it, you will die.
What is the missing number in this series? 8 2 14 6 11 ? 14 6 18 12
Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid £10 and got back £1. So they paid £9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the missing $1?
Who is your father's only son's brother's uncle's wife's daughter's brother's father's son?
Mr Smith has lots of pound coins, ten boxes in all. Each box contains 100 pound coins, but one box contains coins which are counterfeit and are slightly lighter, 1/16 of an ounce lighter to be exact. The problem lies in the fact that they all look identical, the only way to tell them apart is to weigh them. Mr Smith knows the correct weight for a box, but how many weighings are required to determine which box contains the counterfeit ones?
A traveler, on his way to a certain village, reaches a road junction, where he can turn left or right. He knows that only one of the two roads leads to village, but unfortunately, he does not know which one. Fortunately, he sees two twin-brothers standing at the road junction, and he decides to ask them for directions.
The traveler knows that one of the two brothers always tells the truth and the other one always lies. Unfortunately, he does not know which one always tells the truth and which one always lies.
How can the traveler find out the way to village by asking just "one" question to "one" of the two brothers?
How many terms will be there in the expression.. and which of these will be the highest one..
This should be fairly easy if you are good in maths...
Text from Site:
This web-based puzzle will test your powers of deduction, reasoning, logic, creativity, research, ability to see connections between apparently unrelated things, and your ability to think outside the box in general. In order to get the most out of this brain-teaser, you will need to have a computer. (Which you obviously do.) Unlike many similar puzzles of this type, the tools you need to solve these puzzles are part of your operating system already:
* A web browser (duh)
* Image viewer
* Notepad or another word processor
* Rudimentary "paint" program
* Media player
* It may help to have a printer... or maybe not
A boy goes and buys a one-piece fishing pole that is 6' 3" long. As he goes to get on the bus, the bus driver tells him that he can't take anything on the bus longer than 6'.
The boy goes back to town, buys one more thing, and the bus driver allows him on the bus.
He did not damage the fishing pole in any way.
What did he buy, and what did he do with it?
using just four zeros (0 0 0 0) and ANY mathematical operators(number not restricted) get the value of 24
its simple. needs a lil thinking :)
Kevin's mother has three children. The first was called Alpha, the second was called Beta. What was the name of the third?
There is a closed room with a light in it. Outside, there are 3 light switches. You can flick any of the switches any number of times. You can only open the door and go into the room once. You know that the light is initially off. How can you determine which light switch operates the light?
Answer will be posted tomorrow!
If today is Monday, what is the day after the day before the day before tomorrow?
Answer will be posted tomorrow morning.
The original puzzle
1. There are five houses.
2. The Englishman lives in the red house.
3. The Spaniard owns the dog.
4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.
5. The Ukrainian drinks tea.
6. The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.
7. The Old Gold smoker owns snails.
8. Kools are smoked in the yellow house.
9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
11. The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
12. Kools are smoked in the house next to the house where the horse is kept.
13. The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice.
14. The Japanese smokes Parliaments.
15. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
Now, who drinks water? Who owns the zebra?
The river Gelper runs through the town of Koburg. In the river are two islands, connected to each other and the rest of the city by seven bridges. The students of Koburg often challenge each other to try to make a trip crossing all seven bridges exactly once - can you find the path they have to take in order to do this?
Picture is attached to help you solve the puzzle.
I am back from a mini vacation to India. Will get started right away with first ever post for this new group. Hope you all have fun solving it. Correct answer will be posted tomorrow morning (26th June 2007).
Question: My bath has two taps and a plug hole. The cold tap on its own fills the bath in 18 minutes, the hot one in 9 minutes. The plug hole can drain the bath in 15 minutes with the taps off. How long will the bath take to fill if I leave both taps on with the plug left out?
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