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  • The Jewelry Box and the Ring [a riddle/puzzle]

    The Jewelry Box and the Ring [a riddle/puzzle]0

    Can you figure out this brain teaser? At an auction, a woman’s ring and a jewelry box with a hand-painted ceramic top are on sale for $200.   The jewelry box is valued at $190 more than the ring.  How much is the ring worth?   Scroll down for the answer…        

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  • The “Infinite Profit” Puzzle

    The “Infinite Profit” Puzzle0

    Let’s say I put $20 in a box. Now you do the same. The box now contains $40, and we’re both aware of this fact. Now, I sell you the box for $30. We both walk away with $10 profit. Repeat forever, and you’ve got an infinite supply of money. Wait, wut? At first glance,

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  • The Hidden Tiger Puzzle

    The Hidden Tiger Puzzle3

    The Hidden Tiger Puzzle… This optical illusion was created by American wildlife artist Rusty Rust. It shows a majestic Bengal Tiger standing in a bamboo forest.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find “the hidden tiger” in the image below. Source: http://puzzles4you.blogspot.ca/2011/07/hidden-tiger-puzzle.html

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  • Einstein’s Riddle:  Are you part of the 2% that can solve it?

    Einstein’s Riddle: Are you part of the 2% that can solve it?1

    It is said Albert Einstein created a puzzle when he was only a child and it was so difficult that only 2% of the world’s population had the mental ability to solve it.  It’s known as “Einstein’s Riddle”.  But like most legends and myths, there isn’t enough evidence to attribute the riddle to Einstein or that only 2%

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  • 8 Marbles and a Balance Scale Puzzle

    8 Marbles and a Balance Scale Puzzle3

    PUZZLE Let’s say you have 8 marbles and a two-pan balance. All of the marbles look the same. Each marble weighs 2.0 grams except for one, which is slightly heavier at 2.05 grams. How would you find the heaviest marble if you are only allowed to weigh the marbles 2 times using the balance scale?

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  • The fruit puzzle:  what’s going on and why can’t we agree on a solution?

    The fruit puzzle: what’s going on and why can’t we agree on a solution?2

    Another seemingly straight-forward (children’s) math problem is making the rounds on the Internet.  This time, it features fruit:  apples, bananas, and coconuts.  Now, the answer seems obvious at first glance, but due to a little (intentional?) visual trickery, the answer isn’t clear cut. Here’s the puzzle:   Figure it out?  Here’s the solution (s)… The top

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