Questions tagged [logical-deduction]

A puzzle that requires formal logical deduction to arrive at the solution. This suggests more than merely reasoning through clues to find an answer (you might want [situation] for that).

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5 Negotiating Pirates Puzzle

5 pirates of different ages have a treasure of 100 gold coins. On their ship, they decide to split the coins using this scheme: The oldest pirate proposes how to share the coins, and ALL pirates (...
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Nono-cube - Ultimate Puzzle Giant

Prologue - Instructions Shamelessly copied and pasted the following from @jafe's puzzle :P This is a three-dimensional nonogram. The first square gives the enumerations for the Z-axis, top to ...
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5 Pirate Puzzle Question

Question: 5 pirates of different ages have a treasure of 100 gold coins. On their ship, they decide to split the coins using this scheme: The oldest pirate proposes how to share the coins, and ALL ...
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IX-NAY on the IX-SAY

Will this sequence ever have a 6 in it? 9, 1, 1, 1, 10, 3, 1, 1, 10, 5, 1, 1, 10, 1, 5, 2, 1, 1, 10, 1, 1, 1, 5, 4, 1, 1, 10, 3, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1, 1, 5, 2, 1, 1, 10, 5, 1, 1, 5, 3, 1, 1, 5, 4, 1, ... ...
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A dozen into six rows?

You were given 12 coins by your friend. He bet that if you could arrange these dozen coins into 6 rows of 4 coins such that it makes two similar shapes, he will give you 12 more coins. How will you do ...
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Can you open the door or die? v2

This is the follow up question to my previous question You wake up and find yourself in a very strange room with a single door. You find a note on the ground surrounded by lots of cards: ...
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Word problem help regarding Sin and angles [on hold]

My teacher gave me this problem. There is a triangle with angle with 30 degrees (so opp/hyp = 0.5) This specific triangle has an area equal to it's perimeter. All I got furthest to was that hyp is ...
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Minimize sum of guesses to win lottery

Ten boxes are given with $a_1,a_2,a_3,a_4,a_5 ......a_{10}$ number of balls in them respectively .These boxes are randomly ordered but $a_1,a_2 .....a_{10}$ is told.We can arbitrary select a box and ...
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What should be the missing number? [on hold]

What would be the missing number?
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The distance between David and Eric

Alice and Bob are looking at each other, both turn $10$ degrees and now they both can directly see Claire. If they continue turning in their same directions before, Alice will directly able to see ...
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Salesman's claim for mechanical keypad lock - 5 buttons and 545 combinations!

A company makes mechanical keypad locks. The keypad is a set of five buttons arranged vertically. O O O O O The buttons are quite close together. Once a ...
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How many cars does the millionaire have?

I had a logical riddle on a programming interview test which was something like this: In his garage a millionaire had cars, of which only 2 were not white, only 2 were not green and only 2 were not ...
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The joke office

Alice and Bob are supposed to get form A at the joke office. Forms A, B, C, D and E are each at exactly one of the following five terminals. At one Terminal is only one form. Terminal 1: Here ...
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The chariot race

In a chariot race only 4 cars came to the finish: the blue, the green, the red and the white one. Titus, who is in bed with a cold, inquires to Quintus about the outcome of the race, because he ...
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Oops! Mixed up Multiplication - Needs to be Fixed

$Given$: $U$, $V$, $C$ are distinct digits, varying from 1 to 9. $U$ > $V$ > $C$ $UVC$, $VCU$, $CUV$ are concatenated Numbers $(UVC)*(VCU)*(CUV)$ = $234235286$ The digits on the right hand side ...
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pattern recognition riddle

does anybody see in this pattern recognition riddle a reasonable solution? source: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/visual-pattern-recognition-test.921583/
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The three greedy pirates

Her eyes lit up as the pirates Sparrow, Barbossa and Turner opened the treasure chest and saw the mountain gold coins. After pirate's tradition, Sparrow first took a coin, then Barbossa two, ...
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Missing informations for the architect

An architect wants to plan the creation of a house, but he has only two perspectives, one from the left and one from the front. The house consists of concrete cubes. All concrete cubes must be ...
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What is the Last Digit in the Result of the given Expression? [closed]

$Given$: $ASC$ is a concatenated number with distinct digits. $S$ is square of $A$, $C$ is cube of $A$ Deduce the last digit of the following Expression through Deductive Reasoning only: $$\begin{...
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Pan Digital Split among Two Powers

$Given$: $AB$, $DBCE$,$AGFPQR$ are three concatenated numbers with all distinct digits varying from zero to nine. $AB^C$ = $DBCE$ $AB^F$ = $AGFPQR$ Deduce all the digits through logical reasoning ...
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IQ test question help [duplicate]

Can you help me with the solution of the matrix? It has been asked before here 2 but a valid and well explained answer was not provided. Source without answer: here
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Red and White Squares

There are two grid boards with the dimension of 9x9 and 14x14, consist of all white squares. You are supposed to color some squares with a red color on the conditions below: In a board, if two square ...
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Make 2019 Factorial Multiplication a perfect square

N is not a square number and consists of 2019 factorial multiplication as shown below: $N=1!\times 2!\times 3!\cdots 2018!\times2019!$ At least how many factorial needed to be removed from the ...
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Explain how 'Sharing the burden' puzzle from Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask should be solved

Two porters have to carry six pieces of luggage of unknown weight. Each piece weighs a different amount, and they are labeled in order of weight from A to F, with A being the lightest and F the ...
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Are there eighteen or twenty bars in my castle?

Two friends, Mark and Rose, are very famous logicians; they are so clever that they can deduce any logic connection possible in a matter of minutes even from the most vague situation. Unfortunately, ...
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Deduce Distinct Digits of the Given Fibonacci Sequence- Detail all Steps

$DEPUS$ $SRST$ $UDQD$ $CTQU$ $DTPR$ $PQR$ $SDE$ $VRR$ $CVV$ $DUU$ $QP$ $TT$
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Valiant Knight is back..but he is in grave danger from the Evil Queen

King has placed a bounty on Valiant Knight and enlisted his evil queen’s help. Queen knows knight’s regular stops of his journey and knows he goes through all odd prime cells. She strategically ...
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Robots in a spaceship

Xerxes has 6, 7 and 8-arm robots in his spaceship. Unfortunately, the 7-arm robots are misprogrammed and everything they say is a lie. The other robots are fine, they always speak the truth. Once ...
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How do you make Prime “COMPUTERS”?

$Given$: $COMPUTERS$ is the smallest Pan Digital containing all the digits 1 to 9 occurring only once. $COMPUTERSV$ is a Prime only when one of the correct digit ($V$)is added at the end. Also, $...
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The alcoholic village festival

The villages Arriba and Abajo together have 2019 inhabitants. At the annual festival are more than 2000 villagers this year. When they form a huge circle for dancing, everyone calls happy: ...
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Listen to my Story…Let us find the Unique Invisible Pan Digital Pair

I was an avid reader of Popular Science magazine. In the last page or so, they usually had visual clues without words to make useful stuff. I always wanted to create a mathematical puzzle like that ...
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Simple logic puzzle

We think of an island inhabited by rogues and knights. Rogues are always lying, knights always speak the truth. One day 12 islanders come together among which is at least one knight and at ...
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All Aboard..Hop onto the Power Train to reach Destination Unity

Your goal is to reach the destination unity. starting from $3462$ with three intermediate stops. You are allowed to use only 2 mathematical operations..multiplication and Exponentiation. All the ...
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When is the truth spoken?

A thief speaks truth two days a week alternatively ( T F T ). The days are the same for each week. The thief gives these statements on 3 consecutive days : D1 : I lie on Monday and Tuesday. D2 : It'...
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The warming up game

The theater group began today with a warming up game. Everyone has been assigned a role and is now either a bad guy who always lies, or a good guy who always tells the truth. Max, who comes late, ...
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Primes from the Pan Digital

Pan Digital Number is the smallest with all the digits 1 to 9 with no repeats. When looking forwards or backwards, eleven Primes can be extracted from that number preserving the same sequence. Among ...
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The strange forest

In the forest of change there are strange creatures: 17 puzzs, 55 lings and 6 stacs. If one species meets the other, then they become the third. For example: If a puzz meets a stac, then they ...
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Help me solve this question from a culture fair IQ test? [closed]

Cannot wrap my head around these 2, please also tell me what the logic is? For the 2nd one I think it might be a water droplet shape? But not sure about the logic. Thank you
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Resolve this Fibonacci Relationship

$Given$: $A$, $B$, $C$, $E$, $F$ are distinct digits varying from $1$ to $9$. $A$ is a Fibonacci number. $BB$, $BC$, $EF$ are concatenated Numbers. $Relationship$: $(A*BB)*(BC)^2$ = $(EF)^2- B$ ...
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What am I to A? | Riddle

If teresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, what am I to teresa? Grandmother Mother Granddaughter I am teresa
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Fill 5 x 5 grid

In each cell of a 5 × 5 square there is a token that is black on one side and white on the other. Initially all tokens are placed with the white side facing up. On each move three tokens in ...
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Miss Toad and her frogs

Miss Toad owns a lot of frogs. These frogs are all looking the same, but they can be either mad or nicely. If a mad frog is in a room with 3 nicely frogs, then he turns red, because he is ashamed. ...
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Badminton in vacation

During their holidays Martina, Karl and Jim played badminton every day. The winner of each match continues to play in the next match against the one who just had a break, while the loser of this ...
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How many codes are possible?

The line - codes we are looking at consist of black and red lines. These lines can have width 1 or 2. Black and red lines are taking turns, black line, red line, black line, ... The code ends and ...
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Resolve these Highly Narcissistic Relations

$U$, $V$, $C$ , $D$ , $E$, $F$, $G$, $H$, are distinct digits, varying from 1 to 9. $UVCD$, $EFGHD$, $EHHEV$ are concatenated numbers. Please deduce these with concise reasoning from the given ...
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Take out one Third..Keep Two Third..To Total Ten

There are total 36 numbers in the grid shown in the picture. Cross out 12 of them and keep 24 of them. Sum of the rest of the numbers should total 10 for each row and column.
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Help the IT guy heal one of his hard drives [duplicate]

There are $64$ hard drives each with one extra bit ("flag"), the value of which you don't know (it can be '$0$' or '$1$'). One hard drive is infected with virus that you need to heal. You have two ...
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Give these Digits their own Place..Place them Right

In their own Circle. Such that the arrows point to successive numbers . Start with 1 and end with 9. There might be more arrows than necessary. Find the solution with least number of arrows ignored.
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It is not as Simple as it Looks to get the right Alignment

Of these US Coins (Quarter and Dime Combo). Initial arrangement of the coins as shown in the picture is as follows... Q D Q D Q D Q Objective is to attain the final configuration... Q Q Q Q D D D. ...