The "Great Indian" Puzzle Thread!

Discussion in 'Online Games & Puzzles' started by priyum, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. priyum

    priyum New IL'ite

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    Hello Friends,

    Myself and Induslady have been exchanging some conversations around the best way to run a puzzle thread. Here is what we propose:
    • Any one can post a puzzle in this thread for others to solve.
    • Other members can post their solutions to the puzzle in this thread itself (no need to private message me with your answers).
    • Once the puzzle is solved (confirmed by the original poster or other members), the next person can post their puzzle.
    This will ensure that for those who are interested in solving puzzles, there will always be an open puzzle to solve in this thread! Secondly, the quality of puzzles will improve as everyone will put their best puzzle for others to solve. Finally, it will give me the opportunity to try solving these puzzles and post all my (wrong) answers!!
     
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  2. priyum

    priyum New IL'ite

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    Scores!

    Move to the next post!
     
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  3. Induslady

    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Let me get this thread going!

    Let me get this thread started with a puzzle of mine! Yes, I created this puzzle and hence it is going to be very easy!

    Preethi and Priyum decided to take a road-trip on the south-eastern parts of Australia. Preethi kept a meticulous diary of their activities and it is given below. Their car had a capacity of 40 gallons.

    Activity-----------Odometer(miles)------Gas/Petrol
    Leave Home----------25768----------------Tank Full
    Reset the Odometer----25848
    Fill gas---------------472------------------Half Full
    Reach Destination------748
    Reset the Odometer----1064
    Fill gas---------------236------------------1/4 Full
    Reach Home----------512------------------3/4 Full

    With this information, please tell me..

    a. What is the distance to their destination?
    b. What is the gas mileage of their car?
    c. Did they take the same route to and fro?

    Malathy
     
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  4. Jaylakshmi

    Jaylakshmi New IL'ite

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    Solution to 'Roadtrip' puzzle

    Hi,

    Here is what I have worked out for the roadtrip puzzle:

    Distance to their destination - 828 Miles
    Gas milage of their car - 27.6 miles per gallon
    Route taken to and fro - Same

    Let me know!!!

    Thanks
    Jaylakshmi
     
  5. slgayatri

    slgayatri Bronze IL'ite

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    induslady---solved puzzle

    Hi malathy
    I am giving PM to u.
    Plz go thru it and let me know if I am correct or not.
    Awaiting ur reply

    Gayathri.
     
  6. Induslady

    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Those are right answers.

    Hi Jaylakshmi/Gayathri,

    Your answers were right! For the benefit of others, can one of you explain how you solved the puzzle?

    Gayathri, there is no need to private message the poster of the puzzle. You can provide your answers in the thread itself.

    Priyum, Before I could respond to your doubt, Jaylakshmi and Gayathri have solved the puzzle. Sorry about that. Resetting the trip odometer was more for twisting the puzzle than a practical reality.

    Who is going to post the next puzzle?

    Malathy
     
  7. Vandhana

    Vandhana Silver IL'ite

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    Here is another one for this week

    Since we already had this weeks puzzle solved, i am posting another one.

    1. The following 17 letters can be anagramed into a 7 word phrase meaning to act as an unseen observer. What is this phrase:

    O E A O E A B L F N T L L Y W T H

    2. If you manage to solve the above here is another one:

    Only one other word can be made with all the letters in the following word:
    PROSELYTE. Can you figure this out.

    Vandhana
     
  8. Jaylakshmi

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    Great Indian Puzzle

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting this puzzle. I really enjoyed solving it. I had some problem during cut and paste from word. Hope this explains the solution well.

    Activity-----------Odometer(miles)------Gas/Petrol
    Leave Home
    ----------25768----------------Tank Full
    Reset the Odometer
    ----25848 80 miles
    Fill gas---------------472-----------------Half Full 552 miles in
    20 gallons
    Reach Destination------748 828 miles – one way
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Reset the Odometer
    ----1064 316 miles
    Fill gas
    ---------------236------------------1/4 Full 552 miles
    828 miles in
    30 gallons
    Reach Home
    ----------512------------------3/4 Full 828 miles
    276 miles in
    10 gallons

    Tallying:
    10 gallons – 276 miles
    20 gallons – 552 miles
    30 gallons – 828 miles

    Jay
     
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    Solution to No.2 Puzzle

    Vandhana,

    Solution to Puzzle 2 is POLYESTER.

    I need more time to solve Puzzle 1. Looks quite tricky and difficult, If I succeed solving it, will post reply.

    Love,
    Preethi

     
  10. Varloo

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    Oh Malathy,
    I will run away somewhere if you give such puzzles, zi hate mathematics. My friend's grandpa was a school teacher and he used to ask us such puzzles. So if we sight him anywhere, we used to jump over the walls and escape from, this is not for joke but really we all did that. He is no more, poor soul.
     

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