#1 - Science Puzzle

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you even if it doesnt hit anything there is nothing attached to it and no one else catches or throws it?

Science Puzzle

Throw the ball straight up in the air.

#2 - Sound Series Pattern

Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words: gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den

Each word rhymes with its numeric position in the list. (e.g. 'gun' rhymes with 'one', etc.)

#3 - Missing Number in this Sequence

Can you discover the missing number in this series?

37, 10, 82
29, 11, 47
96, 15, 87
42, ?, 15

The missing number is 6.
The number in the middle of each triple is the same as the digits of either end's number when added together. 3+7=10=8+2 and so on.

#4 - Simple Simple Google Interview Puzzle

The puzzle is if the shopkeeper can only place the weights in one side of the common balance. For example if shopkeeper has weights 1 and 3 then he can measure 1, 3 and 4 only. Now the question is how many minimum weights and names 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.  Answer for this puzzle is given below.

Simple Simple Google Interview Puzzle

This is simply the numbers 2^0,2^1,2^2 ... that is 1,2,4,8,16... So for making 1000 kg we need up to 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 512

#5 - October Train Puzzle

An express train takes 3 seconds to enter tunnel which is 1 km long.
If it is traveling at 120 km an hour, how long will it take to pass completely through the tunnel

The train takes 30 seconds to travel 1 km, plus 3 seconds for the complete train to pass any point, making a total of 33 seconds.

#6 - Number Series Puzzle

What letter is next in this sequence?
O, T, T, F, F, S, S, E, __
**Hint:Its a Number Series Puzzle

N for Nine

#7 - Salman age puzzle

salman's youth lasted one sixth of his life. He grew a beard after one twelfth more. After one seventh more of his life, he married. 5 years later, he and his wife had a son. The son lived exactly one half as long as his father, and salman died four years after his son.

How many years did salman live?

The riddle, the 'facts' of which may or may not be true, results in the following equation:

x/6 + x/12 + x/7 + 5 + x/2 + 4 = x

where x is salman's age at the time of his death.

Therefore, salmna lived exactly 84 years.

#8 - Train Puzzle

Charles walks over a railway-bridge. At the moment that he is just ten meters away from the middle of the bridge, he hears a train coming from behind. At that moment, the train, which travels at a speed of 90 km/h, is exactly as far away from the bridge as the bridge measures in length. Without hesitation, Charles rushes straight towards the train to get off the bridge. In this way, he misses the train by just four meters! If Charles would, however, have rushed exactly as fast in the other direction, the train would have hit him eight meters before the end of the bridge.

What is the length of the railway-bridge?

Let the length of the bridge be x meters.
Running towards the train, Charles covers 0.5x-10 meters in the time that the train travels x-4 meters. Running away from the train, Charles covers 0.5x+2 meters in the time that the train travels 2x-8 meters.

Because their speeds are constant, the following holds:

(0.5x-10) / (x-4) = (0.5x+2) / (2x-8)
which can be rewritten to
0.5x2 - 24x + 88 = 0
Using the abc formula we find that x=44, so the railway-bridge has a length of 44 meters.

#9 - Distance Puzzle

Two friends decide to get together; so they start riding bikes towards each other. They plan to meet halfway. Each is riding at 6 MPH. They live 36 miles apart. One of them has a pet carrier pigeon and it starts flying the instant the friends start traveling. The pigeon flies back and forth at 18 MPH between the 2 friends until the friends meet.

How many miles does the pigeon travel?

It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so the pigeon flies for 3 hours at 18 MPH = 54 miles

#10 - Sepetember Cipher Puzzle

What does HELP + BARK + WARD + LEAD equal?

Hard, using the first letter of the first word, the second letter of the second word, etc