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Tickle Your Grey Cells

Puzzle corner is a dedicated section for honing analytical, mathematical and reasoning skills. In this section every week you will find five Puzzles. Theses mind twisters have been carefully selected after a thorough research and provide right inputs for tickling your grey cells. Solving puzzles is considered very good exercise so as to remain mentally active. Puzzle solving enhances memory and processing speed.

Puzzle is one of the most popular category in competitive examinations. All the major Indian MBA entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT and SNAP have direct questions or questions based on similar logics in written test. Besides MBA exams, competitive exams like GRE, GMAT, Bank PO, SSC & other government exams include puzzle questions. Most of the companies while recruiting through campus includes Puzzles in the written tests or at interview stage. Hence those who are preparing for campus placement tests this section is a must.

Week of the Year 

Find the missing number:
(a) 189    (b) 191   (c) 3   (d) 255
We have: 5x2+1=11, 11x2+1=23, 23x2+1=47, 47x2+1=95. So, missing number = 95x2+1=191.

Pointing towards Shreya, Mahesh said,” The father of her brother is the only son of my grandfather.” How is Shreya related to Mahesh?
The father of her brother means her own father and the only son of my grandfather means my father. Therefore, Shreya’s father is also the father of Mahesh. Hence, Shreya is related as sister to Mahesh.

6 people M, N, O, P, Q and R have the following attributes.
1. M is richer than N, but shorter than R.
2. N is richer than Q but taller than R.
3.O is poorer than P and taller than M.
4. P is poorer as well as shorter than Q.
5. Q is poorer as well as shorter than M.
6. R is richer than M and taller than O.
Who is the richest person out of the given 6 persons?
Ranking of two attributes is given below is descending order:
1. (Richest to Poorest) R- M- N- Q- P- O
2. (Height) N- R- O- M- Q- P
Clearly, R is the richest.

Which alphabet will be 14th to the left of 8th alphabet from the right in the following series of letters?
A O B P C Q D R E S F T G U H V I W J X K Y L Z M N.
1. B      2. C      3. Y       4. P
From the right we will count the (8 + 14) = 22nd letter, we get C.

If ‘Quo Lie Heer’ means ‘Boy is handsome’; 2. ‘Lai Quo Mea’ means ‘Sunaina is cute’; 3. ‘Ruo Sel Mea’ means ‘All are cute’; 4. ‘Si Hai Lie’ means ‘Dog was handsome’; then which of the following words stands for ‘Boy’?
1. Quo     2. Lie     3. Heer     4. Lai
Quo Lie Heer - Boy is Handsome.................(1)
Lai Quo Mea -  Sunaina is Cute....................(2)
Ruo Sel Mea -  All are cute...........................(3)
Si Hai Lie  -      Dog was handsome...............(4)
Quo = “is” from (1) and (2). Lie = “handsome" from (1) and (4).
Hence boy = “Heer”.

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