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A puzzle strongly related to mathematical facts and objects, or whose solution needs serious mathematical arguments. General mathematics questions are off-topic but can be asked on Mathematics Stack Exchange.

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Savage Road Signs (Part 3)

You only need to have read Part 1 to understand this question, reading Part 2 will only help understanding the epic storyline. Your daughter refuses to talk to you even though you have (once more) ...
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SOLV for Narcissistic UVC

This puzzle highlights some cyclic power Relations. Please provide detailed reasoning of derivation of digits from various power relations given below: $Given$: $A$, $C$, $L$, $N$, $O$, $S$, $U$, $...
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How many possible starting positions are uniquely solvable for a nonogram puzzle?

This type of puzzle goes by many names: Nonogram, Picross, and Griddlers are all mentioned on the Wikipedia page, Simon Tatham calls it Pattern, I was introduced to it as Descartes Rainbow, ... The ...
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Use 0 1 2 3 4 to form 9 3-digit numbers

Use $0, 1, 2, 3, 4$ to make the any of these numbers: $$331, 333, 435, 452, 455, 458, 461, 469, 470$$ You must use all $5$ digits $0, 1, 2, 3, 4$ each exactly once. You can make multi-digit ...
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A Magical Compass

On a walk through the Aelordern forest, a young man found a small brass compass on the ground next to the overgrown forest trail he was strolling on. He opened it eagerly and admired the elaborate ...
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Mystic Island Math - Can you Figure it out?

On Mystic Island math is done via symbols. Distinct symbols represent distinct digits, varying from 0 to 9. From the picture below, figure out the corresponding digits. Please provide your reasoning....
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Why does this solution guarantee that the prince knocks on the right door to find the princess?

I found this puzzle online: On the top floor of a castle lives a princess. The floor has 17 bedrooms arranged in a row. Each bedroom has doors connecting to the adjoining bedrooms as well as to the ...
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A camel transporting bananas

A somewhat well-known puzzle is described as such: You have a pile of 3,000 bananas. You wish to transport them to a place 1,000 miles away on the back of a camel; however, the camel can only carry ...
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How do you Solve an Age-Old Problem? [on hold]

Mansion has a son (Mark) and a daughter (Mindy). Mark is older than Mindy. Five years ago, Sum of Mark and Mindy’s ages was twenty two. Five years from now, Mark will be exactly twice as old as Mindy....
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Jack and Jill went up the Hill to play

A Simple Card Game. This deck of cards has only four cards simply labeled 1, 2, 3, 4. They are placed face down. Jack and Jill take turns to draw a card. You sum up the numbers drawn so far after ...
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color coded puzzle

Help me solve this problem. As this site appreciates a little effort from the person who posted it. Here's my thought process: 1) The matrix starts with 0 ( gr, gr, gr). It has three places which can ...
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Why is this Simple Puzzle impossible to solve?

Connect each red circle with each black circle by drawing a line and the lines should not touch. From each red circle, 3 lines must be drawn which connect red circles with black circles, but the lines ...
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You surely don't want to score 100/100

The Story: Today, the Maths quizzes are handed out by the teacher. You got 100/100. Everyone got 100/100. But you're not happy with it. Everyone's not happy with it. You want to ...
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Express 50 to 100 with constituent digits only…my 100th pzl on 50th day

Using the following rules only, Express the numbers from 50 to 100 using only digits in the number. Concise with minimum number of characters is preferred. No concatenation of numbers allowed. Only, ...
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10 coins, 3 of them are fake

Inspired by some great weighing puzzles here (This being one of my favorites), I just made another weighing puzzle - I'm not quite sure how difficult or easy this one is. You are given 10 coins, 7 of ...
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What is the missing number in set B?

A {6, 2, 2, 2, 16, 2} B {37, 37, 3, 3, 3, ?} The numbers in set A relate to one another through a numerical or abstract pattern. Set B has a similar or a somewhat contrasting pattern .The task in ...
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Find the “X “in the Box

Interlocked Rings shown in the picture share a common sum of 28. The numbers to be filled vary from 1 to 12 and do not repeat. Already four numbers..8, 9, 10, 11 are placed. Fill the X s with rest ...
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What number should replace a question mark [on hold]

Please let me know What number should replace the question mark
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Too early in the morning to have SODA?

Each letter shown represent distinct digit...can vary from zero to nine. $COCA$, $COLA$, $SODA$ are three concatenated numbers. Figure these out from the following relation: $COCA + COLA = SODA$
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Use 1 9 6 2 in this order to make 75

I'm looking for a solution to make number $75$ with numbers $1$ $9$ $6$ $2$ in that order and the same rules as in Use 2 0 1 and 8 to make 67. Here a copy of those rules: You must use all 4 digits. ...
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One to Eleven Sum to Twenty Five

From the picture shown below, deduce the missing numbers (one to eleven)... none of them repeating. Four Numbers surrounding the Five diamonds A, B, C, D, E, as well as the five numbers in the outer ...
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Normal Knight sees the Big Picture during his Countrywide Travels [duplicate]

Normal Knight is savvy, energy saving as he travels through Regular Country... Ride along and Document Details of his Journey As this Knight (only chess move allowed) journeys through , he takes ...
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Magical Knight Moves with Effortless Ease in his Magical Kingdom

Magical Knight knows every Square of his Magical Kingdom. In many respects, he is like any other knight...Literary,Prime, Normal(makes same allowed chess moves). He is people Knight . As he traverses ...
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Which number replace question mark [duplicate]

Answer my question that which number will replace question mark.
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Fibonacci Cycles Back…Figure out the Fibonacci Number FBN

$Given$: $F$, $B$, $N$, $U$, $V$ are all digits that can vary from 0 to 9..but not necessarily distinct. $FBN$, $NBF$, $UV$, $VU$ are all concatenated numbers. From information given below, what is ...
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Take Twelve to Total Twenty Two

Without repeating the numbers 1 to 12, Fill the grid below to total 22 in both directions. $$\def\X{\smash{\rlap{\Space{7pt}{0px}{0px}\llap{\Huge{\times}}}}} \Large\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|}\hline &...
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-4 to 3 magic square [on hold]

Write the numbers -4 ,-3 ,-2,-1,0,1,2,3 in correct place value so that each of the square adds up to 0 Please solve this question, because I have tried this this question many times without success. ...
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Answered it badly…on purpose?

Teacher: You got a 0. Miles Morales: Is that...failed? Teacher: Listen. If you answer all questions on a multiple choice test randomly, you would get a 25%. This means the only way for you to ...
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Catching a robber on one line

At x = 0, a thief robbed a bank. The thief ran one of two known directions at a constant speed, towards x < 0 or towards x > 0. The cop arrives at the crime scene some unknown time after the ...
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A Lollipop with Roots

$Given$: $S$, $T$, $U$, $V$. are distinct digits which can vary from zero to nine, with $V>U$. $ST$, $STT$ are concatenated Numbers. Deduce S, T, U, V from the following relationship. $$ST=\...
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An Arithmetic loving Ant crawls to one Hundred

This ant can do arithmetic but can crawl only horizontally or vertically, never diagonally. It starts from one of the cells shown in the picture below. It’s path covers thirteen different numbers ...
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Distinct SemiPrimes with Close Factors

I'm in the midst of developing a game for several friends as a friendly competition. It begins with generating the largest distinct semiprime feasible with factors that closely related in length ...
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Any Volunteers for Card Counting?

You are given 2 matching card decks with Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks removed. Now each deck has 36 cards. One deck is shuffled and placed on top of the other deck. Starting from the top card, you ...
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Maximize sum of a Bipartition [duplicate]

We have a sequence of numbers say X. The goal is to divide this sequence into 2 parts such that the sum of the Greatest Common Divisor(G.C.D) of both the sub-sequences is maximum. Note : The G.C.D ...
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A series of blocks (total $n + m$) is given to us and 0 is stored initially in each.We are given a number $H$ and we can choose $H$ blocks at a time

Operation - we can choose $H$ blocks at a time and can fill those blocks with digit 1. we can do this Operation as many times we want. if block has already 1 in it and we are going to put 1 again then ...
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Fill.in the two missing terms in this Simple Sequence

What are the two missing numbers in the sequence shown below: $$\def\S{\phantom{XX}} \large\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\hline \S&\S&\S&\S&\S&\S\\[-10px] 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 &...
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All the Signs point to the Second Prime…Figure out the Missing Digits

$Given$ The six Interrelated Equations A, B, C, D, E, F All equal to 3. Allowed Digits.. 1 to 9. All the missing 9 are distinct...9?s...9 Different Digits Fillin all the digits that satisfy all ...
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Prime Sequence…a little bit Unusual about the Missing Members

What are the Missing Members in this Prime Series? what is the Significance of this Sequence? $19$, $17$, $13$, $?$, $?$, $3$, $2$
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Pan Digital Lucky Seven wants you to figure out all the digits

$Given$: A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, S, T are distinct digits varying from 1 to 9. AB, CD, PQ, RST are all concatenated Numbers. From the given expression , figure out all the digits to make lucky seven. ...
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All Raised to the Power of U

$Given$: C, I, L, U, V are all distinct digits and can vary from 0 to 9. $LIV$, $UVC$ are concatenated Numbers. $U^U$ + $V^U$ + $C^U$ = $UVC$ $L^U$ + $I^U$ + $V^U$ = $LIV$ Solve for all the ...
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Create Numbers 1 - 100 using 1,9,6,8

Create all numbers 1 - 100 using equations made up of 1,9,6,8. Rules: Use all four digits exactly once Allowed operations: +, -, x, ÷, ! (factorial), exponentiation, square root. Parentheses and ...
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Savage Road Signs (Part 2)

Please read part 1 or this might be confusing Since part 1, you have replaced the stolen stickers and your daughter has forgiven you. The highway ended up being a full 700km long, so you are happy ...
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Upside down A (for all) [migrated]

I am working on a voltmeter and the tolerance for it is 0.25% upside down A (for all) 1 digit. I am not sure what exactly what this means. I am guessing if my value was 19.95 'for all' could mean I ...
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I am caught when I was about to steal some candies

I am a eight years old boy, I love candies, but my mom does not want me to eat any more candies because I start to have black teeth :( but I still love candies so... Today when I was about to steal ...
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Savage Road Signs

There is a highway that starts in the city of Savage. You must must place distance marker signs on this highway for the outgoing traffic. According to highway code, there must be a distance marker ...
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Find the Missing Members of this Powered Sequence

There are 4 missing members in this small series...labeled ???. Hint 1; Hint 2: Complete the series. $191$, $426$, $931$, $???$, $???$, $646$, $971$, $???$, $???$
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Shortest time to meet

Three runners are located at the corners of an equilateral triangle, 100 meter a side. They run to a point inside the triangle and their goal is to do it as fast as possible. If they run at the same ...