Surely everyone knows the problem of the man who had a barrel of honey to sell and who has a three-quart and a five-quart container. The seller meets a customer who wants to buy four quarters of honey exactly. It is simple to transfer the honey with both measures until reaching the required four quarters but exercise the gray matter of their brains and see if they can discover the minimum number of changes with which that problem can be solved.
Today the shadow of a plane that was about to land has passed over me. Coincidentally, later I took that same plane and I could see its shadow at high altitude. Which one was older? , The shadow of the plane near the ground or the shadow of the plane at high altitude? Solution Both will be approximately the same size.
Anyone with average culinary skills can take a few eggs and make an omelet with them. The opposite, of course, is more difficult. How much would a device that produce whole eggs produce from tortillas? Even with an unlimited budget, the brightest engineers probably wouldn't.
In the last elections of a small town on the coast there were 5,219 votes and four candidates. It is known that the winner of the elections exceeded his opponents by 22, 30 and 73 votes although due to a computer problem, information regarding the exact number of votes that each candidate obtained was lost.
The caterpillar thinks that both she and the lizard are crazy. If what the sane believes is always true and what the madman believes is always false, is the lizard sane or crazy? Solution The caterpillar cannot be sane because it thinks it is crazy and the ropes do not lie. Therefore she is crazy and if the lizard were too, the caterpillar would think what is true, which contradicts the definition of madmen who always believe what is false.
There is a curious mathematical operation called Kaprekar Operation that is somewhat unique. It consists in rearranging the digits of a number so that the largest and smallest possible number is obtained, then subtracting the smallest from the largest. This operation can be applied to numbers of any size and can be repeated over and over again on the result obtained.
The implicit faith that the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians deposited in the oracles of their gods can be appreciated when we warn that from the declaration of a war to the sale of a cow, no transaction was carried out without the advice and approval of the oracles Jupiter's famous painting in Dodona shows two peasants consulting the oracle about some minor matter and they are ordered to look in a mirror.
We have three children and we show them three red and two green hats. We put them in a row and put each one a hat on their head, so that the first one cannot see any hat, the second one sees one and the third one two, then we tell them that the first one to guess what color their hat is , you will have a bag of prize treats.
Fill in the following table with 4 digits from 1 to 9 so that the numbers that form comply with the following: The number formed by the two digits of row 1 is a multiple of 5 and 3. The number formed by the two digits of row 2 is a multiple of 9. The number formed by the two digits of column A (read from top to bottom) is a multiple of 4.
In three farms there are a total of 333 animals. In the first farm there are triple the number of animals than in the second and in the second, twice as much as in the third. How many animals will have to be passed from the first farm to the others so that the number of animals in each one is a different three-figure number?
All patients who go to the aesthetic clinic are subjected to a rigorous control in which they are weighed. In one week the average weight of the men who attended the consultation has been 90 Kg., While the average weight of women has been 65 Kg. If we average all weights counting men and women we gives 75 kg
In a single game against married, Juan is looking at Carmen and Carmen is looking at David. Juan is married and David is single. Is there a married man looking at a single person? a) Yes b) No c) It cannot be determined safely Solution Since you can only be married or single we have 2 possibilities for Carmen: option 1 -> Carmen is single.
A grandfather went to pick mushrooms in the forest with his four grandchildren. In the forest they dispersed and began searching. After a while the grandfather had 45 mushrooms and none of his grandchildren had managed to find even one. The grandfather distributed all his mushrooms among the grandchildren who again looked for while the grandfather took a nap under a tree.
Ashraf and Ali were two Egyptian camel drivers from Sharkieh province. One day they decided to change jobs and work on grazing so they moved to Birqahs camel market to sell their animals. They sold each animal for an amount of pounds equal to the number of camels they sold.
There is a birthday party with 6 invited children. At the party a piñata is prepared with 21 goodies inside. When they break the piñata, the children run to collect their goodies. In the end each one gets a different number of goodies. How many goodies has each child got? Solution The first child has got 1 candy, the second 2, the third 3, the fourth 4, the fifth 5 and the sixth 6, or 21 in total.
Alberto is learning to write the numbers at school. Today the teacher has made them write all the numbers from one to 100. Do you know how many times she will have written the digit 3? Solution In total, you will have written the number 3 times. Once for every ten except 2 times for 33: 3, 13, 23, 33, etc.
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Enrique has bought some sunglasses. If you put them indoors, you need to light two lamps to see as clearly as you do without your glasses on and with a single lamp. How many lamps do you need to turn on to look at your eyes in the mirror with your glasses on if you want to see them as clearly as you would see them without glasses and with a single lamp?
Every year in my neighborhood we organize a basketball competition called “8 hours of basketball”. In order to have as many participants as possible, we reduce the games to 20 minutes in time (without stopping the clock), plus 10 minutes of preparation between matches. Our competition model consists of games by lottery (looking for rest, if possible, the ones that have more matches at that time and that meetings between the same teams are not repeated as much as possible).