You have to put a letter on the following to make it a meaningful word. The only challenge is that you can't use 'E'.
S E Q U E N C _
It's simple. Just put the letter 'F' over the line and it will become E to form the word SEQUENCE.
An innocent person is accused of a murder in a village. The head of the village knows that the man is innocent but he also knows that the truth may be uncovered one day that his own son is the murderer. Just to hinder the attention of people, he offers a chance to the man. In a jar, he places two chits of paper – one reads innocent and the other reads guilty. Among all the other villagers, he asks the accused person to pick up a chit. He says that their almighty god is watching them and the person will meet his fate truthfully with the chit.
Of course, the village head is cheating. He has put both chits with Guilty written on them. The accused person somehow suspects the same. But no one will believe him if he tries to expose the head. Also, he knows no one will look at the other chit once his fate is decided by his selected chit.
What should he do to prove that he is innocent?
When asked to draw a chit, the person will pick any and then without looking at it, he will swallow the chit. In this manner, to decide his fate, they will have to look at the other chit which reads Guilty. Thus people will understand that the chit which he ate had innocent written over it.
There are a hundred statements.
First person says: At least one of the statements is false.
Second person says: At least two of the statements is false.
Third person says: At least three of the statements are false.
Fourth person says: At least four of the statements are false.
Hundredth person says: At least a hundred of the statements are false.
Analyzing it, how many statements do you think are false and how many are right?
The hundredth statement is surely false as it says that at least a hundred of the statements are false.
But in a situation if that is correct, then hundred statements cannot be right.
This implies that the hundredth statement is wrong and that the first statement is true.
Similarly ninety nine statements can’t be true as if they were correct, then two statements would become correct i.e. the first and the ninety ninth.
But the ninety ninth statement says that at least ninety nine are wrong.
This implies that the ninety ninth statement is false and that second is correct.
If we go on calculating in the similar fashion, we will come to the conclusion that:
The first fifty statements are right and the remaining fifty statements are false.
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body it is evident that the person jumped off from one of the floor for attempting suicide.
A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found. He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor.
The he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing it till the last floor. Then, when he climbs down, he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide.
How did he come to know that it was a murder?
At each floor, he did the same task of opening the window and flipping the coin. If it was a suicide, then at least the window at any of the floor must have been left open by the person who jumped off. The present situation only suggests that someone pushed him off and then closed the window again.
Alpha, Beta and Gamma are in a desert. Alpha don’t like Gamma and hence decides to murder him. He poisons the water supply of Gamma. Since it is the desert area, Gamma must drink or he will die of thirst.
Beta does not know of the actions of Alpha and also decides to murder Gamma. To succeed in his ill motives, he removes the water supply of Gamma so he dies of thirst.
Gamma dies due to thirst. Who murdered Gamma?
The answer to this question might sound more of a philosophical one.
It is Beta whose action led to Gamma's death directly. It was the scarcity of water that led to his death ultimately. It may be the circumstances prevailing his demise and not a specific person who killed him.
Arrange the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 above and below the division line in a manner that the thus formed fractions equals to 1/3.
You can use one number only once.
The numerator will have four digits and the denominator will have five digits.
This fraction will result in 1/3.
While handling a project, the landscaper is asked by the owner of the mansion that he wants four trees in front of his mansion that are exactly equidistant from each other.
How will he do it?
He will have to form the shape of a tetrahedron. This means that, he will plan three trees on the vertices of an equilateral triangle and then plant one at the exact center. In this way, all the trees will be equidistant from each other.