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C. R. Wylie Jr.'s 101 Puzzles in Thought and Logic (Math & Logic Puzzles) PDF

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By C. R. Wylie Jr.

Do you're keen on puzzles according to good judgment and reasoning? do this one:
In a undeniable financial institution the placement of cashier, supervisor, and teller are held by way of Brown, Jones, and Smith, even though now not unavoidably in that order. The teller, who used to be an in basic terms baby, earns the least. Smith, who married Brown's sister, earns greater than the chief. What place does each one guy fill?
If you love to entertain your self and stretch psychological muscular tissues on difficulties like this or more challenging ones, listed below are a hundred and one completely new difficulties for that you desire no specified wisdom, no mathematical training—simply the power to cause clearly.
Follow those difficulties via and you'll not just raise your skill to imagine in abstractions, yet you are going to get pleasure from fixing homicide difficulties and robberies, see which fishermen are liars and the way a blind guy can determine colour simply by means of good judgment, and luxuriate in dozens of fascinating events. Puzzles diversity from effortless to quite tricky, and should please either rookies and experts.

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Every girl has at least one brother and at most one sister. One family has more children than all the others put together. H ow many families are there, and how many boys and girls are there in each family? 33 One afternoon Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Torrey, and Mrs. Winters went shopping together, each with two errands to perform. One of the women had to visit the hardware store, two needed to go to the bank, two needed to go to the butcher shop, and all but one needed to buy groceries. Their shopping was simplified quite a bit by the fact they lived in a small town which had only one store of each kind and only one bank.

Nobody spoke both French and German. Although John couldn't speak English he could still act as interpreter when Peter and Jacob wanted to speak to each other. Jacob spoke German and could also talk to William although the latter knew not a word of German. John, Peter, and William could not all converse in the same language. 'What two languages did each man speak? 36 A group of men discussing their fraternal affiliations found the following curious facts to be true: Each man belonged to exactly two lodges.

This confusion of course did not deter the multitudes from seeking advice, though it did create a very profitable sideline for the priests of the temple who, for a price, were always ready to interpret the utterances of the oracle. One day a sacrilegious fool came to the altar vowing to do what the wisest men of the past had failed to accomplish, namely to expose the identity of each god. " "The God of Truth," was the answer. " "The God of Diplomacy," was the answer. " "The God of Falsehood," came the reply.

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