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Numbers in a square Patterns and correspondences  Weight: 1 Liked the puzzle: 80% 24.12.2011
Place numbers 1,2,.., 9 without repetitions into a 3x3 square so that the sums in all rows, columns, and diagonals are all equal.
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Defective pixel Algebra, arithmetic  Weight: 1 Liked the puzzle: 100% 03.01.2010

There is true expression on panel. But only one pixel is defective. Which one?

Press for see in full size.
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Six glasses Puzzles for children  Weight: 1 Liked the puzzle: 100% 22.01.2011
A row of six glasses is on a table. Three full glasses are followed by three empty glasses. Is it possible to make these glasses alternate: full,empty full, etc by touching only one glass?
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8 coins Weighing puzzles  Weight: 1 Liked the puzzle: 100% 30.12.2009
You have 8 coins that appear to be identical, except one (which is counterfeit) is slightly heavier than the others. What is the minimal number of weighings on the balance scale that is required to find the counterfeit coin?
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Milk, lemonade, water, and coke Patterns and correspondences  Weight: 2 Liked the puzzle: 100% 27.01.2011
A bottle,a glass, a carafe, and a can contain milk, lemonade, water, and coke. Water and milk are not in the bottle. The container with lemonade is immediately between the carafe and the container with coke. The can does not contain lemonade or water. The glass is next to the can and the container with milk. The containers form a row. How exactly are they arranged?
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Two villages Knights, Knaves and Jokers  Weight: 2 Liked the puzzle: 100% 27.12.2009
A Megamind is lost in the mountains. He is standing on a path, shouting for help. Finally, he sees a local approaching. Megamind knows that the locals can be knights that always tell the truth, or knaves that always lie. He also knows that the path leads to the village of knights in one direction and to the village of knaves in the other. The problems is that the knaves are also hateful of Megaminds, and will stone him if gets to their village. How can Megamind ask one question and determine the right way to go?
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Obtain 24 Algebra, arithmetic  Weight: 2 Liked the puzzle: 100% 27.12.2009
Using numbers 1,3,4,6, and basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and parentheses, obtain and expression that evaluates to 24. You may use only these numbers and only these operations. Every number should be used exactly once. Numbers cannot be concatenated, i.e. you cannot use 13 or 146.
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Weights Weighing puzzles  Weight: 3 Liked the puzzle: 100% 29.01.2010
What is the minimal number of weights required to be able to balance all integer weights 1,2,...,40 on a balance scale? Justify the minimality.
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One more opening Chess puzzles  Weight: 3 Liked the puzzle: 100% 24.12.2011
Starting from the initial possition White and Black have done 4 moves each. What are these moves? Picture.
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50 coins Logic puzzles  Weight: 3 Liked the puzzle: 100% 27.12.2009
Once upon a time, a tsar was holding a reception and the Megamind was among the guests. The tsar decided to test how smart the Megamind was, took him into a dark room, and gave the following task: On the table in this room, there are 50 coins, exactly 10 of them are tails up. In the darkness, it is impossible to determine the sides of these coins. Touching the coins also does not help. The Megamind has to separate these coins into two groups so that the number of tails in both are equal. Can he do it?
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The mouse hunt Games puzzles  Weight: 4 Liked the puzzle: 100% 11.01.2010
A smart cat named Leopold is hunting a mouse. A mouse is hiding in one of five holes arranged in a row. Leopold can reach into one of the holes and try to catch the mouse. If he is not successful, the scared mouse runs into a right/left neighboring hole. Is it guaranteed that Leopold will catch the mouse? If so, what should he do?
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Tic-tac-toe, the Megamind style Games puzzles  Weight: 4 Liked the puzzle: 100% 26.02.2011
Two Megaminds decided to play tic-tac-toe using new rules. They use a regular 3x3 playing pad, but each player can choose to place either an X or an O into one of the cells. The winner is still the one who arranges three X's or three O's in a line. Is there a winning strategy in this game? Which player has it?
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12 coins Weighing puzzles  Weight: 4 Liked the puzzle: 100% 03.02.2010
A Megamind has 12 coins, one of which is counterfeit and weighs differently from the others. He has a balance scale, but no weights. How can the Megamind find the counterfeit coin and determine whether it is lighter or heavier than the standard ones? What is the minimal number of weighings required?
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Ladders with missing steps Logic puzzles  Weight: 5 Liked the puzzle: 100% 17.01.2010
To fix his roof, Megamind needs to climb up a ladder. He has found many ladders to choose from, but unfortunately some of them were missing steps. Megamind cannot climb a ladder if it is missing two or more steps in a row. Originally, all ladders had N steps, marked bottom to top. How many different ladders can Megamind climb?
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The 40th anniversary tournament Algebra, arithmetic  Weight: 5 Liked the puzzle: 100% 05.01.2010
Once upon a time, grandfather Megamind told his grandchildren the following tale: On the 40th anniversary of their town, a soccer tournament was held in the central park. Five teams played with each other, 3 points were given for a win, and 1 point was given for tie. Each team earned a different number of points. The goal total was 40. But most curiously, a team placed higher scored fewer and gave up more goals than a team placed lower. Could such tournament really have taken place or is it possible that the old Megamind finally felt his age?
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A foreign sentry Knights, Knaves and Jokers  Weight: 5 Liked the puzzle: 100% 04.01.2010
You are standing at the road fork. One of the two roads leads to your destination, but you don't know which one. Fortunately, there is a sentry guarding the intersection. Unfortunately, the sentry can be a knight or a knave, moreover, he is a foreigner. He understands you, but when he responds, he says "uhh" or "err" meaning "yes" or "no", but you don't know what means what. He does not say anything else, and he is standing at attention, not being able to point in the right direction. On top of all this, the sentry is somewhat dumb, i.e. he cannot understand sentences longer than 13 words. You may ask a single question to figure out which way to go. Which question should you ask?
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