1. A banana plantation is located next to a desert. The plantation owner has 3000 bananas that he wants to transport to the market by camel, across a 1000 kilometre stretch of desert. The owner has only one camel, which carries a maximum of 1000 bananas at any moment in time, and eats one banana every kilometre it travels. What is the largest number of bananas that can be delivered at the market?

500 bananas. First camel takes 3000 bananas to point A at 250 km apart from plantation in 3 trips and we will be having 1750 bananas at point A.from there to point B 250 km apart from point A and we will have 1000 bananas at point B. Still we havw to go 500 km and having 1000 bananas in hand so we can deliver 500 bananas in market.

3. Below is an equation that is not correct yet. By adding a number of plus signs and minus signs between the ciphers on the left side (without changes the order of the ciphers), the equation can be made correct. 123456789 = 100 How many different ways are there to make the equation correct?

There are 11 different ways:
Remark: if it is not only allowed to put plus signs and minus signs between the ciphers, but also in front of the first 1, then there is a twelfth possibility:

4. William lives in a street with house-numbers 8 up to and including 100. Lisa wants to know at which number William lives. She asks him: "Is your number larger than 50?" William answers, but lies. Upon this Lisa asks: "Is your number a multiple of 4?" William answers, but lies again. Then Lisa asks: "Is your number a square?" William answers truthfully. Upon this Lisa says: "I know your number if you tell me whether the first digit is a 3." William answers, but now we don't know whether he lies or speaks the truth. Thereupon Lisa says at which number she thinks William lives, but (of course) she is wrong. What is Williams real house-number?

Note that Lisa does not know that William sometimes lies. Lisa reasons as if William speaks the truth. Because Lisa says after her third question, that she knows his number if he tells her whether the first digit is a 3, we can conclude that after her first three questions, Lisa still needs to choose between two numbers, one of which starts with a 3. A number that starts with a 3, must in this case be smaller than 50, so William's (lied) answer to Lisa's first question was "No". Now there are four possibilities: nummer is a multiple of 4 : (16, 36 number is a square) : 8, 12, 20, and more nummer is not a square nummer is not a multiple of 4 : (9, 25, 49 number is a square) : 10, 11, 13, and more nummer is not a square Only the combination "number is a multiple of 4" and "number is a square" results in two numbers, of which one starts with a 3. William's (lied) answer to Lisa's second question therefore was "Yes", and William's (true) answer to Lisa's third question was also "Yes". In reality, William's number is larger than 50, not a multiple of 4, and a square. Of the squares larger than 50 and at most 100 (these are 64, 81, and 100), this only holds for 81. Conclusion: William's real house-number is 81.

5. Of all the numbers whose literal representations in capital letters consists only of straight line segments (for example, FIVE), only one number has a value equal to the number of segments used to write it. Which number has this property?

A number having this property is 20 (TWENTY)
T has 3 line segments.
W has 4 line segments.
E has 4 line segments.
N has 3 line segments.
T has 3 line segments.
Y has 3 line segments.
So the total number of line segments are 3+4+4+3+3+3= 20 = TWENTY( the number itself)

6. The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 must be put in the depicted triangle, in such a way that the sums of the numbers on each side are equal. How should the numbers be arranged in the triangle?

Sum of all the numbers from 1 to 9 is 45 if we divide 45 by 3 we get 15. So the triangle consists of 3 sides so all the three sides should have a sum of 15. So we have
Side 1 : 9+1+5
Side 2 : 3+4+8
Side 3 : 7+6+2.

7. The legendary king Midas possessed a huge amount of gold. He hid this treasure carefully: in a building consisting of a number of rooms. In each room there were a number of boxes; this number was equal to the number of rooms in the building. Each box contained a number of golden coins that equaled the number of boxes per room. When the king died, one box was given to the royal barber. The remainder of the coins had to be divided fairly between his six sons. Is a fair division possible in all situations?

1. At 6 o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds. How long does it tick at 12?o clock

Answer: 60 Seconds

2. A hotel has 10 story. Which floor is above the floor below the floor, below the floor above the floor, below the floor above the fifth.

Answer: 5th floor.

3. Two trains starting at same time, one from Bangalore to Mysore and other in opposite direction arrive at their destination 1 hr and 4 hours respectively after passing each other. How much faster is one train from other?

Answer: 4 times faster than the other train.

4. A man collects cigarette stubs and makes one full cigarette with every 8 stubs. If he gets 64 stubs how many full cigarettes can he smoke?

Answer: 9 cigarettes.

5. There is one room with 3-bulbs inside and corresponding switches are outside the room. You make any combination of three switches and enter room only once. How do you find out the respective switches for these three bulbs.

Answer: I will switch on the first switch and wait for 5 minutes and then i will turn it off. Then switch on the second switch and then go to the room.
If the bulb is on then its the second switch.
If the bulb is off and cool then its the third switch.
If the bulb is off and hot (as had switched on the first switch for 5 min) then its the first switch

8. The poor have it, the rich want it, but if you eat it you will die. What is this?

The poor have nothing, the rich wants to do nothing, but if u eat nothing, you will die.