Solve it Sunday: Two Pails

There is no math required for this one at all. All it takes is a little memory of elementary school science, which may be worse. Let me know your answer in the comments. Imagine that you are in possession of two pails of water. These pails are identical in every significant respect, save that oneContinue reading “Solve it Sunday: Two Pails”

Solve it Sunday: Mashed Quote

The puzzle below holds a well-known quotation. Although the words in each line remain in the correct order, all punctuation has been removed, and the lines themselves have been jumbled up. Are you able to piece the original quotation back together? LIKE AN HOUR THAT’S RELATIVELYLIKE A SECOND WHENNICE GIRL AN HOUR SEEMSHOT CINDER AContinue reading “Solve it Sunday: Mashed Quote”

Solve it Sunday: Forty-Eight

This week’s puzzle might take a little bit of math to solve, but it shouldn’t be too hard if you passed basic math classes. You’ll also need to know what square numbers mean… I recommend grabbing a piece of paper and a pencil, and probably a calculator. Always good to have those around. Many numbers,Continue reading “Solve it Sunday: Forty-Eight”

Solve it Sundays: Submersible

By now, your weekend is probably pretty close to done, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop relaxing. Take a seat on the couch and try to solve this week’s riddle. There are many pressing concerns when one is in a submarine, whether it is a time of war or not. However, one of theContinue reading “Solve it Sundays: Submersible”

Solve it Sundays: An Exercise in Logic

Hey everyone. This week’s riddle is a bit easier for you, but it’ll for sure make you think. The English mathemitician and author Lewis Caroll devised a series of excellent logical problems designed to illustrate and test deductive reasoning. Several statements are given below. You may assume — for the duration of this problem —Continue reading “Solve it Sundays: An Exercise in Logic”

Solve it Sundays: Absolutely Nothing

We are back for another Solve it Sundays, and this one I didn’t find too tricky. Good luck! and as always, the answers are in the comments.   It is tempting, soothing even, to think of mathematics as a perfect edifice of logic and order. The truth however is that it is an art asContinue reading “Solve it Sundays: Absolutely Nothing”

Solve It Sundays: Bodies in Motion

So before I get into the puzzle, I wanted to introduce a new segment I wanted to start. I bought a book a few years ago called Einstein’s Puzzle Universe and I really enjoyed trying to solve the riddles, and I thought some of you would too. Now you’re probably thinking, OH, it’s Einstein, there’sContinue reading “Solve It Sundays: Bodies in Motion”