### Important Puzzles

Q. Everyday in his business a merchant had to weigh amounts from 1 kg to 121 kgs, to the nearest kg.What are the minimum number of weight required and how heavy should they be?

Ans: The minimum number is 5 and they should weigh 1,3,9,27 and 81 kgs.

Q. A hotel has 10 storeys.Which floor is above the floor below the floor, below the floor above the floor, below the floor above the fifth.

Ans: The sixth floor.

Q. Seven members sat around a table for three days for a conference. The member's names were Abhishek, Amol, Ankur, Anurag,Bhuwan ,Vasu and Vikram. The meetings were chaired by Vikram. On the first evening members sat around the table alphabetically. On the following two nights, Vikram arranged the seatings so that he could have Abhishek as near to him as possible and abesent minded Vasu as far away as he could. On no evening did any person have sitting next to him a person who had previously been his neighbour.How did Vikram manage to seat everybody to the best advantage on the second and third evenings?

Ans: Second evening:Vikram,Ankur,Abhishek,Amol,Vasu,Anurag and Bhuwan.
Third evening :Vikram,Anurag,Abhishek,Vasu,Bhuwan,Ankur,Amol

Q. Two trains start from stations A and B spaced 50 kms apart at the same time and speed. As the trains start, a bird flies from one train towards the other and on reaching the second train, it flies back to the first train.This is repeated till the trains collide. If the speed of the trains is 25 km/h and that of the bird is 100km/h. How much did the bird travel till the collision.

Ans: 100 kms.

Q. Four prisoners escape from a prison. The prisoners, Mr East, Mr West, Mr South, Mr North head towards different directions after escaping. The following information of their escape was supplied: The escape routes were The North Road, South Road, East Road and West Road.

None of the prisoners took the road which was their namesake.

Mr.East did not take the South Road

Mr.West did not the South Road.

The West Road was not taken by Mr.East

What road did each of the prisoners take to make their escape?

Ans: Mr.East took the North Road