Famous Puzzles


The Arithmetical landlady

While house hunting in London, I came across a very good leasehold property Discussing the lease the landlady told me:

      'The property was originally on a 99 years lease and two-thirds of the time passed is equal to four-fifths of the tme to come. Now work it out for yourself and see how many years are to go!


The Squares

can you find four numbers such that the sum of every two and the sum of all four may be perfect squares?


The Two Train

Two trains start at the same time, one from Bangalore to Mysore and the other from Mysore to Bangalore. if they arrive at their destinations one hour and four hours respectively after passing one another, how much faster is one train running than the other?


Sawing the Cube

We have a wooden cube of 3" on a side and we have a buzz-saw. The cube can be cut into 27 one inch cubes by the buzz-saw. Ony 6 cuts of saw or necessary to do this, while keeping the pieces together. now, can you reduce the number of cuts by rerranging the pieces after each cut? If you can. how is it done? if you can't, why can't it be done?


A Matter of Rupees and Paise

I have a money pouch containing  Rs. 700. There are equal number of 25 paise coins, 50 paise coins and one rupee coins.

       How many of each are there?