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## Solve it Sunday: Gold Standard

This question may seem laughable at first glance. I assure you, however, that I have no intention of making sport with you. Simplicity does not always indicate triviality. Which is heavier – a 1-ton block of wood, or a 1-ton block of gold? You may assume that both blocks are being weighed on the sameContinue reading “Solve it Sunday: Gold Standard”

## Solve it Sunday: Ciphertext

This is a quote made my Albert Einstein. If you can find it then maybe you’d be able to recognize it. Good luck! In this puzzle, the challenge is to decrypt a quotation that has been made obscure by the use of a simple cypher. Are you able to work out what it says?

## 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 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”