Two friends were stuck in a cottage. They had nothing to do and thus they started playing cards. Suddenly the power went off and Friend 1 inverted the position of 15 cards in the normal deck of 52 cards and shuffled it. Now he asked Friend 2 to divide the cards into two piles (need not be equal) with equal number of cards facing up. The room was quite dark and Friend 2 could not see the cards. He thinks for a while and then divides the cards in two piles.
On checking, the count of cards facing up is same in both the piles. How could Friend 2 have done it ?
The Federal bank of London is abducted by the robbers. The head of the robbers asked the cashier to empty their money vault to them and when suddenly cashier got a call from her father. To avoid any suspicion, the robber asked the cashier to pick the call and reply her father in the shortest manner possible.
The cashier told her father "Is there an emergency father, Call me when you are free and I will help you in your furnishing" and then the cashier hung up the phone.
After 10 minutes, police arrived at the crime scene.
How did the police know about the robbery?
In Canada, a mathematical puzzle must be solved in order to win the lottery to classify it as a “game of skill” not gambling.