Communication and Presentation Skills TOPIC - NITIN KUMAR 07927836
What is a puzzle? 1. A puzzle is fun, 2. and it has a right answer.
A simple puzzle- The figure below is a letter of the alphabet that has been cut of paper and folded just once. It is not the letter L. What letter is it?
Hint !! Just to make things more exciting, the answer to the quiz above is the only letter that does not appear in this sentence .
<ul><li>1. Is it fun? </li></ul><ul><li>There are several things that </li></ul><ul><li>help make this puzzle fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Novel </li></ul><ul><li>Not too easy, Not too hard </li></ul><ul><li>Tricky </li></ul><ul><li>2 . Does it have a right answer? </li></ul><ul><li>Has a right answer distinguishes puzzles from games and other play activities </li></ul>
Discrete Reasoning Puzzles A man is looking at a photograph of someone. His friend asks who it is. The man replies, "Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man's father is my father's son." Who was in the photograph?
An Arab sheikh is old and must will his fortune to one of his two sons. He makes a proposition. His two sons will ride their camels in a race, and whichever camel crosses the finish line last will win the fortune for its owner. During the race, the two brothers wander aimlessly for days, neither willing to cross the finish line. In desperation, they ask a wise man for advice. He tells them something; then the brothers leap onto the camels and charge toward the finish line. What did the wise man say? Another one ..
Mathematical Reasoning Puzzles The following is what seems to be a mathematical proof that two equals one. What's wrong with it? a = b aa = ab aa - bb = ab - bb (a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b) a + b = b a + a = a 2a = a 2 = 1
Another one .. At McDonald's you can order McNuggets in boxes of 6, 9, and 20. What is the largest number of nuggets that it is not possible to obtain by purchasing some combination of boxes?
RIDDLES What can you catch but not throw? The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it? I'm the part of the bird that's not in the sky. I can swim in the ocean and yet remain dry. What am I?
Groaners Some months have 30 days. Some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days? If you take two apples from three apples, how many do you have? A man was born in 1964 and died in 1984 at the age of 25. How is this possible?
Lateral Thinking Puzzles A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.