Practise Puzzles - 3

1) 1/3 rd of the contents of a container evaporated on the 1st day. 3/4th of the remaining contents of the container evaporated on the second day. What part of the contents of the container is left at the end of the second day?

2) Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted two uniform candles of equal length but one thicker than the other. The thick candle is supposed to last six hours and the thin one two hours less. When he finally went to sleep, the thick candle was twice as long as the thin one.
For how long did Vipul study in candle light?

3) If you started a business in which you earned Rs.1 on the first day, Rs.3 on the second day, Rs.5 on the third day, Rs.7 on the fourth day, & so on.
How much would you have earned with this business after 50 years (assuming there are exactly 365 days in every year)?

Math gurus may use series formula to solve it.(series: 1,3,5,7,9,11.....upto 18250 terms)

4) A worker earns a 5% raise. A year later, the worker receives a 2.5% cut in pay, & now his salary is Rs. 22702.68

What was his salary to begin with?

5) At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds. How long does it tick at 12'o.

6) In Mr. Mehta's family, there are one grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters and one daughter-in-law. How many members are there in Mr. Mehta's family? Give minimal possible answer.

7) When Alexander the Great attacked the forces of Porus, an Indian soldier was captured by the Greeks. He had displayed such bravery in battle, however, that the enemy offered to let him choose how he wanted to be killed. They told him, "If you tell a lie, you will put to the sword, and if you tell the truth you will be hanged."

The soldier could make only one statement. He made that statement and went free. What did he say?

8) A person wanted to withdraw X rupees and Y paise from the bank. But cashier made a mistake and gave him Y rupees and X paise. Neither the person nor the cashier noticed that.

After spending 20 paise, the person counts the money. And to his surprise, he has double the amount he wanted to withdraw.

Find X and Y. (1 Rupee = 100 Paise)

9) At the Party:

There were 9 men and children.

There were 2 more women than children.

The number of different man-woman couples possible was 24. Note that if there were 7 men and 5 women, then there would have been 35 man-woman couples possible.

Also, of the three groups - men, women and children - at the party:

There were 4 of one group.

There were 6 of one group.

There were 8 of one group.

Exactly one of the above 6 statements is false.

Can you tell which one is false? Also, how many men, women and children are there at the party

10) There is a shortage of tube lights , bulbs and fans in a village - Kharghar. It is found that

All houses do not have either tubelight or bulb or fan.

exactly 19% of houses do not have just one of these.

atleast 67% of houses do not have tubelights.

atleast 83% of houses do not have bulbs.

atleast 73% of houses do not have fans.

What percentage of houses do not have tubelight, bulb and fan?

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