Krish is 45 years old and his mother Crishtina is 73 years old.
Can you find out how many years ago, his mother was three times his age?
Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?
A high school has a strange principal. On the first day, he has his students perform an odd opening day ceremony:
There are one thousand lockers and one thousand students in the school. The principal asks the first student to go to every locker and open it. Then he has the second student go to every second locker and close it. The third goes to every third locker and, if it is closed, he opens it, and if it is open, he closes it. The fourth student does this to every fourth locker, and so on. After the process is completed with the thousandth student, how many lockers are open?
A and B have a certain number of chocolates with them. If B gives one chocolate to A, they will have an equal number of chocolates. But if A gives one chocolate to B, then A will be left with half the number of chocolates that B has.
Can you find out the number of chocolates they have right now?
Can you find the ages of a son, father and grandfather based on the following facts?
The sum of the ages of grandfather, father and son is 140 years.
The age of the son in months is the same as the grandfather in years.
The age of the son in days is the same as the father in weeks.
James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56. Unfortunately, James is an Eskimo who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported. The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!
There are two candles. Both will only burn exactly for an hour. How will you use these two candles to measure forty-five minutes?
Can you find a number that lies one third of the distance between 1/3 and 2/3?
John was a very careless driver, so his owner Jacob gave him an offer that he will get an incentive of Rs.30 for every bottle box he delivered without breaking it and he will be charged Rs.90 for every bottle box he broke. Jacob gave John 100 bottles-box to deliver. After delivery, Jacob paid John Rs.2400. How many bottles-box did John break?
There is a square of a particular number which when doubled, becomes 7 more than its quarter.
Can you find the number?
While house hunting in London, I came across a very good leasehold property Discussing the lease the landlady told me:
'The property was originally on a 99 years lease and two-thirds of the time passed is equal to four-fifths of the time to come. Now work it out for yourself and see how many years are to go!
There is a cryptic organization called Cicada 3301 that posts challenging puzzles online, possibly to recruit codebreakers and linguists.