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Q1.

The Sharma family consists of the following in terms of relationships:


1 grandfather, 1 grandmother, 2 fathers, 2 mothers, 4 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters,
2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 father-in-law, 1 mother-in-law, and 1 daughter-in-law.
If we bring a count to this, this becomes Twenty-three people.
But are there really 23 individuals in the family? We think there are seven. Can you show how?

Q2. Lady 1: “And was he related to you, dear?”


Lady 2: “Oh, yes. You see, that man’s mother was my mother’s mother-in-law, but he is not on
speaking terms with my papa.”
Lady 1: “Oh, indeed!”.
What is the relationship of the man to lady 2?

Q3. “Now, then, Mahesh, how old is Migo?” Anupama’s young man asked her brother.
“Well, five years ago,” was the youngster’s reply, “sister was four times older than the dog, but now
she is only three times as old.” Can you tell Migo’s age?

Q4. Pranav: “Do you know, when the Singhs married eighteen years ago Mr. Singh was three times
as old as his wife, and to-day he is just twice as old as she?”
Priyanka: “Then how old was Mrs. Singh on the wedding day?”
Can you answer Priyanka’s question?

Q5. Three boys were given a bag of candies as a Diwali present, and it was agreed that they should
be divided in proportion to their ages, which together amounted to 17½ years. Now the bag
contained 770 candies, and as often as Atish took four Pranav took three, and as often as Atish took
six Maninder took seven.
Your task: Find out how many canides each had, and what were the boys’ respective ages.

Q6. Maninder: “Do you know, dear, that in seven years’ time our combined ages will be sixty-three
years?”
Megha: “Is that really so? And yet it is a fact that when you were my present age you were twice as
old as I was then. I worked it out last night.”
Now, what are the ages of Megha and Maninder?

Q7. Mr. and Mrs. Singh have fifteen children, all born at intervals of one year and a half. Miss Simran
Singh, the eldest, had an objection to state her age to the census man, but she admitted that she
was just seven times older than little Maninder, the youngest of all. What was Simran’s age?
Avoid haste to solve this rather innocent looking puzzle, lest you make an inadvertent blunder.

Q8. The Singhs recently were visited by their favourite uncle, who had landed from America. The
parents displayed all the five kids. First in line was Bunny and then can Geet. When the uncle asked
how old they were, Mr. Singh said that the boy was exactly twice as old as the girl. Then in walked
Harpreet, who told that the combined age of Geet and herself was twice that of Bunny. Then the
next kid, Chatur came running in and all excited (possibly on account of the fact that he might
receive some gifts), and the mother of the kids remarked that the combined ages of the two boys
were exactly twice the combined ages of the two girls. The Uncle has barely absorbed all these facts
when Jaspreet entered the room and announced, “Uncle you have actually arrived on my 21st
birthday”. To this fact, Mr. Singh finally added: “The combined ages of my three girls is exactly equal
to twice the combined ages of my two boys”. What were the ages of the kids, according to these
facts provided to the uncle of the kids?

Q9. Tez Singh recently joined a new school. On the first day, his class teacher asked his age. Tez,
being a cheeky boy, replied: “Ma’am, when I was born, my sister Ananti was one-quarter the age of
our mother, and presently she is one-third the age of my father”. The teacher, a little flustered, said “I
want your age, not the age of your family members”. Tez singh , in his inimical style, replied, “I am
one-fourth of my mother’s present age, and in four years, i will be one-fourth the age of my father.
Now Ma’am, if you are a real maths teacher, you should be able to figure out my precise age”. Was
the teacher able to guess the age, and in case she was, what is Tez Singh’s age?

Q10. Maninder: Kaval, do you have any children?


Kaval: Yes, I am blessed with three demons.
Maninder: How old are these blessed demons?
Kaval: Well, Maninder, the product of their ages is 36,
Maninder: Now that doesn’t help much. Any more clues?
Kaval: Two of them are the same age as the even number of equal pizza slices we have each had.
You should be able to figure it out now at least.
Maninder: Can I have one more clue?
Kaval: Well, the oldest always wears a blue dress.
Can Maninder do it, and if he can, what is the age of the three kids?

Q11. Deepinder’s age is 1/6th of her father’s age. Deepinde’s father’s age will be twice the age of
Maninder’s age after 10 years. If Maninder’s eight birthdays was celebrated two years before, then
what is Deepinder’s present age.

Q12. As a new year gift, three boys got a bag of chocolates. To divide the 770 chocolates in the bag,
the boys worked out a formula. They would divide the chocolates in proportion to their ages. Now the
boys, whose sum of ages amounted to 17½ years, carried out the following division:
1. every time Hitesh took 4 chocolates, Rajan took 3
2. every time Hitesh took 6 chocolates, Chetan took seven.
How many chocolates did each boy get, and what were their ages?

Q13.  
The present age of Gurbir Singh is 3 years more than three times the age of his son. Three years
hence, Gurbir’s age will be 10 years more than twice the age of the son. Find the present age of
Gurbir Singh.
Q14. Tejinder: What is your age, Mother?”
Mother: ” Well, Tejinder, our three ages add up to exactly seventy years.”
Tejinder: “Oh, 70! That is some figure. Father, what is your age? ”
Father: “Six times yours son.”
Tejinder: “Could I ever be half as old as you, Father?”
Father: “Yes, Tejinder; and at that time, our three ages will add up to exactly twice as much as to-
day.”
Tejinder: “Oh, I will have to use bring a pen and paper to figure this out”.
Was Tejinder able to find the exact ages of everyone? If so, what are these ages?

Q15. Two friends, Kaval and Prashant, meet after a long time.
Kaval: Did you marry at last or still single?
Prashant: As a matter of fact, I got married and I have three kids now.
Kaval: That’s awesome. How old are they?
Prashant: The product of their ages is 72 and the sum of their ages is the same as your birth date.
Kaval: Arghhh. I need more than that to solve this riddle. I am no mathematician.
Prashant: My eldest kid, Niharika, just started with her tennis classes.
Kaval: Ah, that does it.
How old are Prashant’s kids?

Q16. The average age of 10 members of the board of directors of a company is the same as it was 4
years ago, because an old member has been replaced by a young member. Find how much younger
is the new member?

Q17. Factfile:
The combined age of Megha and Anamika is 44 years.
Megha was twice as old as Anamika when Megha was half as old an Anamika will be when Anamika
is 3-times as old as Megha was when Megha was three times as old as Anamika.
How old is Megha?

Q18. Meera , Pranav , and Mehak divided some equally and they went for a coffee . They went to a
restaurant and ordered black coffee. They received a bill of Rs. 240 and they realized that the
money they were left with was equal to the money each had after the division. Find the original
money they shared.

Q19. A mountain hiker is carrying a backpack, as he travels in the hills to climb new peaks. In his
bag, he has the complete mountaineering kit and hit stuff. His kit is three kilograms and half a kit
heavy. Along with that, his essential utilities are four kilograms minus one-fourth the weight of his kit.
His food supplies account for two-fifth the weight of his kit and essential utilities. To add to that, his
repair kit (consisting of various things to repair his mountaineering kit) is half a kg and one-fourth his
repair kit heavy. His bag is barely one-fourth the weight of his repair kit. Calculate the total weight on
his shoulders.
Q20. One of Mr. Trump, his wife, their son and Mr. Trump’s mother is a Chef and another is an
Astronaut.
1. If the Astronaut is a male, then the Chef is a male.
2. If the Chef is younger than the Astronaut, then the Chef and the Astronaut are not blood relatives.
3. If the Chef is a female, then she and the Astronaut are blood relatives.

Is it possible to tell who the astronaut is and who is the chef? In case you can tell, let us know the
names.

Q21. There are 3 persons Ram, Shyam and Ghanshyam. On some day, Ram lent books to Shyam
and Ghanshyam as many as they had. After a month Shyam gave as many books to Ram and
Ghanshyam as many as they had. After a month Ghanshyam did the same thing. At the end of this
transaction each one of them had 24. Find the number of books each originally had?

Q22. In Mr. Sharma’s family, there are one grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers,
one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two
sons, two daughters and one daughter-in-law. How many members are there in Mr. Sharma’s
family? Give minimal possible number.

Q23. The year is 1950, when one did get ‘paises’ from a bank. Mahesh went to the bank to withdraw
a precise amount of money: A rupeer B paise. But in a bungle at the cash counter, he ended up
receiving B rupees and A paise. He spends 20 paise and then realized his mistake. But he was not
annoyed, he realized that he still had double the amount he wanted in the first place. What was the
amount Mahesh wanted to withdraw?

Q24. In a zoo:
I. There were 9 male chimps and their baby chimps.
II. There were 2 more female chimps than baby chimps.
III. The number of different male-female chimp couples possible was 24. Note that if there were 7
male and 5 female chimps, then the total number of couples possible is 35.
Also, of the three groups – males, females and babies- at the zoo:
IV. 4 were of one kind.
V. 6 were of another kind.
VI. 8 were of the third kind.
Out of 6 statements given above (labeled I to VI), one statement is false. Identify the false statement.

Q25. There is a magical number that will unlock the wealth of a lifetime for Uncle Scrooge. The
number opens the lock to a safe and Uncle Scrooge has a tattered piece of paper that has clues
written over it. The clues for number are:
The number has the same digits as the number of fingers on a normal man’s hands.
The fourth digit is greater than the second digit by the same number as a six feet tall man is taller
than a 2 feet tall midget.
The third digit is unluckily smaller than the second digit by 3.
The first digit is one holds the sway over the last digit by being thrice the last digit.
These peculiar numbers have 3 pairs of two digits whose sum adds up to 11.
What is the value of this magical number?
Q26. There are 4 jars, placed upside down on a table. Each jar has an identical number of pebbles
and a sticker placed on top as a clue which helps us identify the number of marbles in the jars. The
stickers placed on the jars are as follows: Two or Three, One or Four, Three or One, One or Two
Only one out of these numbers is correct and that represents the numbers of pebbles in the jars.
How many pebbles are there in the jars?

Q27. Meera was studying for her examinations and the lights went off. It was around 2:00 AM. She
lighted two uniform candles of equal length but one thicker than the other. The thick candle is
supposed to last six hours and the thin one three hours. When she finally went to sleep, the thick
candle was twice as long as the thin one. For how long did Meera study in candle light?

Q28. There is a dinner party going on. Uncle Scrooge said this to Uncle Donald: “Look at how nature
is at play here. Just two days ago, Louie was 8. This December, he will turn 10. Next year, he’ll be
11 for one day. What a lucky boys, he will be the first man to grow so fast”.
Uncle Donald replied: “Bollocks, you are trying to play a fast one on me. Louie is not an exception
as…..”
Uncle Donald spotted the catch. Can you?

Q29. Maninder rents a cab for his daily Chandigarh-Sangrur-Chandigarh round-trip. The cab-driver
charges his Rs. 200 everyday. One day, the cab driver informs Maninder that there are two students
who wish to travel from Patiala to Sangrur and then back to Patiala. Patiala is halfway between
Chandigarh and Sangrur. Maninder, on the first day the students came, told the cab-driver: Keeping
the old fare in mind and the base for our calculations, I will only pay the amount which we arrive at
after dividing the fare amongst ourselves proportionally (according to the distance we travel). The
new fare for Maninder is:

Q30. 12 members were present at a board meeting. Each member shook hands with all of the other
members before & after the meeting. How many handshakes were there?

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