### #1 - IAS Logic Problem

Anabelle is a clever trader of rare artifacts. Each day she carries three boxes with each filled with thirty artifacts. The boxes cant hold more than that. She travels far of northern lands to sell these artifacts but on way, she comes across thirty checkpoints where she has to shed one of the artifact for each sack to the authorities for letting her pass.

How many artifacts will be left with her when she reaches her destination crossing all the check points ?

Anabelle is no dumb trader and she knows the strategy with the help of which she will be able to save 25 artifacts even after passing 30 check points.

All she will focus on is getting rid of the boxes as soon as possible.

To shed the first sack quickest possible, she will start filling artifacts from one box to other two. Assume that she is able to do that after passing through A check points.

(Space in first box) A + (Space in second box) A = (Remaining artifacts in third box) 30 -A
A = 10

Therefore, after 10 check points, she will be left with two boxes with 30 artifacts each. Now to get rid of the second box, she will start filling artifacts from second box to first box. Let us assume that she is able to get rid of the second box after B checkpoints.

(Space in first box) B = (Remaining artifacts in second box) 30 - B
B = 15

Therefore, after fifteen check points, she will be left with one sack with thirty artifacts in it.

Since she has five more check points left, she will have to give five more artifacts and after passing them all, she will still have 25 artifacts.

### #2 - Great Logic Riddle

Q1. Identify the first question where c) is the accurate answer
a) Q3
b) Q4
c) Q1
d) Q2

Q2. Identify the first question where a) is the accurate answer
a) Q4
b) Q2
c) Q3
d) Q1

Q3. Identify the first question where d) is the accurate answer
a) Q1
b) Q2
c) Q4
d) Q3

Q4. Identify the first question where b) is the accurate answer
a) Q2
b) Q4
c) Q3
d) Q1

D
C
A
B

### #3 - Measuring Time Interview Problem

I possess two wires. Both of them have an inconstant thickness but both of them burns completely in sixty minutes. The problem is that I want to measure forty-five minutes while using these two wires.

How can I measure if cutting the wire in half is not possible due to non-homogeneous construction ?

45minutes

It is not as hard as it seems. I will burn one wire on both ends and the other wire at one end only. The first wire will burn completely in thirty minutes and at that very moment, I will burn the other end of the second wire and it will burn in fifteen minutes. Thus both of the wires will be burnt in 30 + 15 = 45 minutes.

### #4 - Math Brain Twister

100^2 - 99^2 + 98^2 - 97^2 + 96^2 - 95^2 + ... + 2^2 - 1^2 = ?

Since you can notice that there are fifty pairs of n^2 - (n-1) ^2,
n^2 - (n-1)^2 = n + (n - 1)

Thus 100^2 - 99^2 + 98^2 - 97^2 + 96^2 - 95^2 + ... + 2^2 - 1^2 can also be written as
100 + 99 + 98+ ... + 2 + 1 = (100 x 101)/2 = 5050

### #5 - Famous Logical Picture Grid Puzzle

You are given 16 witch hats. The hats are divided in four different colors – red, blue, green and yellow. Every color has been assigned to four hats. Now each of the hat will be glued with a label of an arithmetic sign – ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘x’ or ‘/’. But you can label one sign only once on one color. In such an arrangement, the hats can be uniquely defined by its color and symbol.

Can you arrange all the 16 hats in a 4x4 grid in a fashion that no two rows and columns have a repetition of color or sign?
We have arranged four hats in the below picture to assist you.

Y B R G
G R B Y
B Y G R
R G Y B

x + - /
- / x +
/ - + x
+ x / -

### #6 - Awesome Idea Puzzle Problem

Dwayne Johnson was running away with the loot from a heist in his car along with Vin Diesel. One tire was punctured and he dropped down to replace it. While changing the wheel, he dropped the four nuts that were holding the wheel and they fell into a drain. Vin Diesel gave him an idea using which they were able to drive till the rendezvous point.

What was the idea ?

Vin Diesel told him to use one nut from each of the other wheels.

### #7 - Tricky Logical Mind Bender

A man was gazing through the window of the 33rd floor of the building. He suddenly opened the window and jumped on the other side of the window. On landing the floor, there was not a sheer mark of injury on him.

How can that be possible if he did not use any kind of parachute and did not land on a soft surface ?

The man is a window cleaner who jumped inside of the window after finishing off on the 33rd floor.

### #8 - Logic Escape Problem

In the kingdom of skull, King Norse did not allow any citizen to visit the world outside. Also only a person with a proper paperwork was allowed to enter or he was sent back. A wooden bridge was what connected the kingdom to the world. The king had appointed a sharpshooter who would check every five minutes on the bridge to check. After checking, he would go back to his hut and return exactly after five minutes again. The bridge took 9 minutes to cross.

A merchant was able to escape the kingdom without harming the shooter.

How ?

The merchant walked across the bridge for almost five minutes when the shooter was inside the bridge. Then he turned and started walking back to the kingdom of skull. On approaching the kingdom, he was asked of papers which he never had. Thus he was sent back.

### #9 - Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Riddle

Sherlock breaks into a crime scene. The victim is the owner who is slumped dead on a chair and have a bullet hole in his head. A gun lies on the floor and a cassette recorder is found on the table. On pressing the play button, Sherlock hears the message 'I have committed sins in my life and now I offer my soul to the great Lord' and followed a gunshot Sherlock smiles and informed the police that's its a murder.

Why did he think so?

How can a dead person rewind back the tape himself?

### #10 - Top Short Riddle

There is something which you can be arrested for attempting but not for successfully completing ?

Sucide