Questions tagged [no-computers]

A puzzle designed to be solved without using calculators, online decoders, or computer programming. Using a computer to type and post the answer is allowed; the spirit of this tag is to make people solve the puzzle on their own.

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Alice and Bob Alphametic

Let me tell you a story about Alice and Bob. When they are together it's all fun and games, we know that. But what happens when they are not together? I'll tell you. Alice has an odd feeling. It might ...
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Rep Digit Palindrome expressed as a Unique set of Pan Digital Relations

Allowed Operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Exponentiation. Right and Left Bracket use permitted. Express $2222$ In $2$ Different ways using all the digits 1 to 9 only ...
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Tiling rectangles with Heptomino plus rectangle #7

Inspired by Polyomino T hexomino and rectangle packing into rectangle See also series Tiling rectangles with F pentomino plus rectangles and Tiling rectangles with Hexomino plus rectangle #1 ...
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My Friend, 4 kids and gold and silver coins

The other day I met an old college friend in a coffee shop. We both were students in the Math department of that college. Here was our conversation (after the small talk) We are meeting first time ...
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Solve the magic square

My friend gave me the following magic square to solve $$\begin{bmatrix}\frac23&5&?\\\frac19&?&?\\?&?&?\end{bmatrix}$$ I can solve it. Can you? You must provide logical ...
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Find a factor #1

The series of Find a factor puzzle is started by Culver Kwan, and asks the solver to identify a factor of a certain large number within a certain range using some mathematical identities. This should ...
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Especially Special

Here's a special and interesting chess problem that I came across the other day. As usual, no using a computer and no Googling or anything like that for the solution. You must use your own brain ...
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Solve for the Number in the number..square..cube relationship

Each letter stands for a distinct digit...no computer or calculator needed. Just pure logic and some mental multiplication. CUBE is a concatenated number and it is a cube. X denotes multiplication. (...
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solve this 8-puzzle

This quiz is about the 8-puzzle. It is a board with 9 fields. There are 8 tiles with numbers from one to eight. One field is empty. You can slide numbers around the board: But only numbers next to the ...
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Lady Luck Powers Up Every Member to Sum Upto Non-Prime Number. Who am I?

$Given:$ UV, WX, UVCUVWX, are concatenated Numbers. U, V, C, W, X are distinct digits ( zero to nine ). $Relationship:$ $UVCUVWX$ = $U^7 + V^7 + C^7 + U^7 + V^7 + W^7 + X^7$ $Clues:$ 1) UV ...
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I like to stuff things in my gut

What am I? I like to embrace pretty much everything in life, And I am obsessed with a popular essential oil. I chew on gum pretty much all day, And don’t drink a lot of water. I like to stuff things ...
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How many answers are there to this alphametic?

If you take a problem of the form: abc +def ---- ghij where each letter must be replaced by a different digit (that is, all digits, 0-9 must be used once), how ...
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Figure out this Four digit Palindrome with two distinct digits and

The sum of the digits of the palindrome is Same as the number remaining after last two digits are removed.
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Devil goes Pan Digital..Sometimes Lucky..Sometimes not..Figure him out

$Given$: D, E, V, I, L, G, N, O, T are distinct digits (1 to 9). $D+E$ brings good luck $I+L$ is unlucky $N+O-T$ is unlucky too. $DDDD$ = $(D+E)^V$ + $(I+L)^G$ + $(N+O)^T$ Fully Figure out ...
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After seeing my 16xxxx16 sequence puzzle, my Younger sibling wants to get into the act and give a little puzzle of his own

In our Reptand prime family, as you know, everybody has our own signature Cycle length. My younger sibling unit has shorter cyclic period and he wanted to create little puzzle for you. He truncated ...
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Unravel this simple cryptic Unique NUMBER relationship

Find GC ...it is a concatenated number Given: N + U + M + B + E + R = GC
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A Fairly Simple Equation #2

I got a lot of positive feedback on my last puzzle, A Fairly Simple Equation (even though it was apparently a lot easier than I thought it would be!) So, I've got another similar puzzle. General ...
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Probability of a successful DT Cannon

In multiplayer Tetris, there are a number of opening setups that let you send powerful attacks very quickly. One popular opening is the DT Cannon, which allows the player to very quickly send a T-Spin ...
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Express the given Fractions as Continued Fractions

Using only the numbers, $1$, $2$, $12$. No concatenations allowed. Only permitted signs are plus and division. Brackets are not needed. Expressions should be as concise as possible. Typical ...
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Be a Wizard..Find the missing digits of this 41 digit Humongous Palindromic Square!

Absolutely No calculators or computers. Only Simplest Method for finding the missing digits will be accepted as the right answer. Given: The square of this 21 digit number $ 229 359 782 235 085 ...
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modified 3x3 panmagic squares

This is a modified 3x3 panmagic squares. The square is divided into 2 triangles. Numbers 1 to 9 is arranged to upper triangles. Numbers 10 to 18 is arranged to lower triangles. All rows, all columns, ...
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Found this on The Ohio State University campus on a pillar relatively hidden from view. Any leads? I’m clueless

Here is the photo of the code... I think. I don’t know what it could be, but it was duct taped to a pillar for several weeks before I was kicked off campus from COVID-19:
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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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Two opposite onramps one city [closed]

Is it possible to have two freeway on-ramps,(one going north and one going south), and have them both go to the same city?
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Spelling Puzzle

All right students, take your seats for the "Spelling Bee." Perhaps I should say "Arranging Bee." Listed are the names of seven countries of the world. For the test, I have scrambled the letters that ...
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Simplist proof you have for the Monty Hall Problem [closed]

This sounds simple. What is the easiest solution to the Monty Hall problem you have which does not use listing out every probability and also requires you use algorithms? Also, no research or ...
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French alphametic (misspelled)

The following puzzle has a spelling mistake: DOUCE should be DOUZE. The correct version is: French alphametic (corrected) (Surprisingly the faulty version allows feasible solutions.) Every ...
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Number of Days in a Year with Consecutive Perfect Squares

Given: Number of Days in a normal Year To Do: Express it in two different ways utilizing Squares of consecutive positive numbers.
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Which letter completes this puzzle?

As shown in picture below, which letter completes the puzzle ? It bogging me for few days already ...
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TripTog's problem with his socks [closed]

Our friendly three-footed alien TripTog has two triplets of socks, which he keeps in a drawer in a room. Each triplet of socks is labeled 1, 2 or 3, because TripTog is very meticulous about which ...
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Don’t let this daunting equation dissuade you to deduce the desired result

Given: A, B, P are distinct digits. AA, AAA, ABB are concatenated numbers. Relations: $$P=A+A+B$$ $$(AA + ABB)^P-(ABB)^P=(AAA - A) ^P+(B+B^B*B)^P+(B^B)^P$$ Don’t be afraid to make reasonable ...
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Self-indulgent numbers

Let's call a positive integer N self-indulgent of degree K>2 if for every positive integer k<K the following is true: More than half of the first k multiples N,2N,...,kN of N contain with ...
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Coffee theorem puzzle [duplicate]

I am back yet with another puzzle, my last one was made this morning, and this one is a copied one from an app/website called Brilliant. So, this is especially for those who do not have Brilliant ...
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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. ...
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Inspired When West Winds Waft over me during my Long Walks

When West Winds Waft over me during my long Walks, become inspired Puzzle Maker. Where is this place? I don’t have a profile yet, so it won’t help you much. For those mathematically minded, they may ...
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UVC wants to give you a Helping Hand in Solving these Unique Set of Pan digital Fractional-Decimal Relations

Use pure logic and deductive reasoning only. Document detailed steps in arriving at final solution. You can use calculator minimally. $ Given$: Utilizing These two unique set of Pan digital ...
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Unscramble the words and find the odd one out

Unscramble these words: noacb olve aukccpe Which is the odd one out? There are several possible solutions.
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coordinate encription

today I found myself in front of the following codified text: MzIgVCA2NTg3MjYgNDg1MTY0Nw0KMzIgVCA2NTc5OTkgNDg1MzExMw0KMzIgVCA2NTc0MDUgNDg1MjMxM ...
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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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We are Unique Friends. Our Special Squares Share a Common Bond…Figure us out

Use logical deduction only and document your steps in detail. $Given$: A, B, C, D, E, F, M , T are distinct digits(0 to 9). ABC, EBF, DDABC, MCMABC, TBBB are all concatenated Numbers. $...
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The largest lettered word which you can make and continue make words from it by deleting $1$ letter from it everytime [duplicate]

Ok, here is a simple puzzle to think :- Find the largest lettered word such that deleting one letter at a time can give you a meaningful word in each step . Note that only deletions are allowed, in ...
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lightest ball among 8 balls by 2 tries using a balance scales [duplicate]

I have 8 balls and one of them is lighter than others. How could I find that ball by 2 tries? Also I have a balance scales.
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ENCRYPTED MESSAGE

I have been given a code to break, and I did frequency analysis on it, but I cannot go any further due to the fact that I am not clear on where are the spaces between words, so in example I present ...
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Don't give me that line [duplicate]

Note: This puzzle cannot be solved on the computer. Draw it out on paper and then solve... ...
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An orderly transition of power [duplicate]

Since it's the 20th of January, perhaps we can demonstrate an orderly transition from TRUMP to BIDEN? There are eight steps to get there and all words are found in the World Scrabble dictionary. One ...
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First digit of 2021^2021 [duplicate]

Can you find the first digit of $2021^{2021}$ without a computer? Good luck!
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A Logician's Game of UNO Flip

Two players are in the middle of an ongoing one-on-one game of UNO Flip, with all its standard rules in effect. Play is currently Light Side Up. It is Player B's turn. Player A has 3 cards remaining, ...
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Confusing letter

I once received a letter where all letters of the alphabet was shuffled around. The task was then to find out what each letter was and then read the letter. I wrote a little letter for you: Be ...
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The hardest one I believe [duplicate]

If you are really smart solve this Sudoku within a day BEST OF LUCK
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3 Gods Logic Puzzle [duplicate]

This logic puzzle can be found on the web so NO GOOGLING! You walk up to three gods. One always tells the truth, one always lies, and one randomly decides to tell the truth or to lie and does what ...