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Can you count the number of quadrilaterals in the picture below?

Count the Quadrilaterals

Asked by Neha on 14 Mar 2023


Use the digits from 1 up to 9 and make 100.

Follow the rules.
=> Each digit should be used only once.
=> You can only use addition.
=> For making a number, two single digits can be combined (for example, 4 and 2 can be combined to form 42 or 24)
=> A fraction can also be made by combining the two single digits (for example, 4 and 2 can be combined to form 4/2 or 2/4)

Question: how can we do this?

Asked by Neha on 13 Jun 2023

An equation has been laid down using a few matchsticks. However, as you can see, the equation is not correct. Can you correct the equation if you are allowed to add or remove 5 matchsticks?

Correct the Equation

Asked by Neha on 14 May 2021


A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?

Asked by Neha on 27 Oct 2021

There are four people in a house. A fireman, an athlete, an old woman, and a drunk guy. The house catches fire and before the fact is known, it is too late. All they know is that the entire house is in flames and it will collapse exactly after twelve minutes. Now they can move out of the house but for that, they will have to pass the hallway which is entirely blazing with flames. Thus to move, one must carry a fire extinguisher to keep the flames away. Seeking the burnt wooden floor, only two people can run through that hallway at one time. But for others to go, one must return back with the fire extinguisher. The fireman is trained for such tasks and can run through the hallway in a minute. The athlete can make it in a couple of minutes. The old woman can run slowly and will cover the hallway in four minutes. The drunk guy will take five minutes to run through it. If all of them can make it through the hallway in twelve minutes, all of them will be saved. When two move together, they will run at the speed of the slower ones.

How will all four of them manage to run to safety?

Asked by Neha on 02 Jun 2023

Two boys were admitted to a school. When the headmaster asks them about their parents, they tell him that they have same parents (father and mother). On further inquiry, it turns out that they both share the same date for their birthday.

"Are you twins," ask the headmaster.
"No," replies the boys.

Is it possible?

Asked by Neha on 22 Feb 2024


Using eight eights and addition only, can you make 1000?

Asked by Neha on 17 Feb 2024

If a shopkeeper can only place the weights on one side of the common balance. For example, if he has weights 1 and 3 then he can measure 1, 3 and 4 only. Now the question is how many minimum weights and names of the weights you will need to measure all weights from 1 to 1000? This is a fairly simple problem and very easy to prove also.

Asked by Neha on 29 Oct 2023

There is a square piece of paper with a hole that is denoted by the circle on the top right side in the given picture. You have to cut the paper in a manner that it forms two and only two separate pieces of paper and then rearrange the pieces in a manner that the holes come in the centre of the paper.

Rearrange Paper

Asked by Neha on 18 Aug 2023


There is a straight highway. Four different villages lie on that highway. The distance between them is different. The third village is 60km away from the first village; the fourth is 40 km away from the second; the third is 10 km near to the fourth that it is to the second.

Can you calculate the distance between the fourth and the first village ?

Asked by Neha on 23 Mar 2023

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