## Tricky, Tricky

Can you figure out the number I am thinking of? Some cryptic clues: Call it sin, and mess it up (9) Between θ and κ (4) Engage emotionally (5) Half a byte (6) Mottle (5) Never mix meds & gin…

Can you figure out the number I am thinking of? Some cryptic clues: Call it sin, and mess it up (9) Between θ and κ (4) Engage emotionally (5) Half a byte (6) Mottle (5) Never mix meds & gin…

Out of all whole numbers between one and five thousand, there is only one number that has a unique number of letters when you spell it out. What number is it? Include spaces and dashes. For example, “twenty-four” and “two…

A mother randomly selected two of her children to pick up a package from the post office. There was a 50% chance both children were daughters. How many daughters does this mother most likely have?

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You have four good/new batteries and four bad/used batteries but don’t know which are which. You have a flashlight that uses two batteries, which will only work if both batteries are good – if it doesn’t work, you won’t know…

What is the length of the longest stick?

What hidden word can be found among these pairs of words? Staple, paste Phasor, sharp Uneven, venue Secret, crest Litter, title

1. Why Brain Teasers To understand how to tackle brain teasers at an interview, first understand what brain teasers are and why they are used. What Are Brain Teasers Brain teasers can be thought of broadly as types of puzzles…

Black is down significant material, but has a strong series of moves to turn things around. Can you find it?

I am a food with 5 letters. Take away my first letter, and I become a form of energy. Take away my first two letters, and I become something you need to live. Rearrange my last three letters, and I…

Can you arrange eight eights so that the numbers add up to 1000?

Move exactly 3 matches to make these five squares into four squares of equal size, without any matches left over.

You are a rare coins expert and have determined there are 7 fake coins out of 14 gold coins. Now you need to prove to the judge which ones are fake. It is known that that real coins all weigh…

You and a friend play “first to 100”, a game in which you start with 0, and you each take turns adding an integer between 1 and 10 to the sum. Whoever makes the sum reach 100 is the winner.…

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In the pulley puzzle diagram below, there is a pulley attached to a scale. One side of the pulley is attached to a weight and the other side is attached to the ground. If the scale reads 100g, does the…

In this maze of 8×8 rooms, each room has an arrow that points up, down, left, or right – and it will only let you move to the adjacent room in the direction of the arrow. After you leave a…

In this maze, you must alternate going through blue and red doors – in other words, you cannot go through two blue doors in a row or two red doors in a row. Entering through the blue door in the…

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You see four cards with A, D, 3, and 6 face-up. You know that each card has a letter on one side and a number on the other side. You are told that cards with a vowel on one side…

You have six guesses to figure out a 3 digit code. After each guess, you will be told exactly how many digits are correct but in the wrong place and how many digits are correct and in the right place.…

In a best of 3 tennis match, the player that first wins 2 sets wins the match. For a 3-set tennis match, would you bet on it finishing in 2 or 3 sets? This question was asked in an actual…

Jake has a 4-digit number in mind and asks Raj to guess the number. Raj can have 7 guesses, and Jake will give him some hints after 6 guesses. Raj makes these 6 guesses: 6 3 5 8 9 3…

Rebus Puzzles A rebus is a visual word puzzle that uses the positioning of words, letters, and/or symbols to represent a common phrase, sometimes in an indirect or tricky manner. They are sometimes referred to as “hidden meaning” puzzles. Here…

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