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## Problematics | Catch me if you can, with luck or skill

Published on Jun 05, 2023 03:16 PM IST

## A point lies inside an equilateral triangle. If you know the distance of the point from each of the three vertices, what is the side of the triangle?

Published on May 29, 2023 04:43 PM IST

## Here's a puzzle that's not as difficult as it may seem. Can you solve it with calculations on relative velocity? Or is there a simpler way?

Updated on May 22, 2023 02:24 PM IST

## Bio-engineering is yet to solve for dexterity for robots. Sure, science fiction predicts the future, and they’ll take over the earth some day. Just not yet.

Published on May 20, 2023 02:13 PM IST

## What is there more of, milk in the glass of water, or water in the bottle of milk? Try to keep it simple.

Updated on May 15, 2023 04:05 PM IST

## This one belongs to a family that we call Einstein puzzles. I have adapted my 1993 original just a little bit, for 2023 readers.

Updated on May 08, 2023 05:45 PM IST

## This week, we try a different multiplication method and a puzzle including substitution and addition. Good luck!

Published on May 01, 2023 01:59 PM IST

## A puzzle made from a Russian original, involving cats and mice, and another from betting at a casino, involving wins and losses. Good luck!

Published on Apr 24, 2023 03:34 PM IST

## This week, we have a one-of-its-kind magic square and a math problem. Good luck!

Updated on Apr 17, 2023 04:48 PM IST

## This week, I bring you two puzzles: One involves a game from the past and the other, a sneak peek into a part of my day. Good luck!

Updated on Apr 10, 2023 06:02 PM IST

## After a long bull run, the man and the artist are being re-evaluated

Updated on Apr 06, 2023 05:46 PM IST
The Economist

## This week, we bring to you a party trick with a (slightly) lengthy description and a strange equation of 1s and 0s. Good luck!

Published on Apr 03, 2023 12:35 PM IST

## This week, we have challenging puzzles, one involving speed and distance and the other, a list by Isaac Asimov, giving both our puzzles a touch of unusualness. Good luck!

Published on Mar 27, 2023 02:12 PM IST

## On December 19, 2022, I invited you to crack my password to the account where I store my puzzles. Since you did, I had to change my password for security reasons — and I used JAMIE LC for inspiration. Here are #Week30's puzzles.

Updated on Mar 20, 2023 01:44 PM IST

## This week's puzzles include a mischievous child, a Rubik's cube, and the Pythagorean triangle. Good luck!

Published on Mar 15, 2023 10:12 AM IST

## Creating a full-length Einstein puzzle, I found, can be an exhausting but ultimately rewarding exercise. Here you go.

Published on Mar 06, 2023 03:54 PM IST

## It may be fine to compare apples with oranges, but you should be wary about mixing the two, except perhaps in a fruit salad. Here’s why.

Updated on Feb 28, 2023 08:45 AM IST

## This week, one of the two puzzles may include some information you don’t really need. Good luck!

Published on Feb 20, 2023 01:09 PM IST

## This week’s puzzles are somewhat less challenging, but interesting nevertheless. It is, incidentally, a landmark week of sorts: the 25th in an unbroken series of puzzling weeks.

Updated on Feb 14, 2023 08:05 AM IST

## Have you ever created something, like a poem or a word game, only to find that someone else has created something similar? This week's puzzles are one of those.

Updated on Feb 10, 2023 09:04 AM IST

## Welcome to week 23 of Problematics! Here are this week's puzzles, admittedly not my own.

Updated on Jan 30, 2023 04:57 PM IST

## For any Monday’s puzzles, please send in your solutions by noon on Friday the same week. This will also be mentioned in the footnote every week. Let's get solving!

Published on Jan 23, 2023 07:04 PM IST

## This week's fare is relatively simple, although the puzzles are not exactly sitters.

Published on Jan 17, 2023 03:43 PM IST

## Ignore the second hand and concern yourselves only with the hour and minute hands. Like last week’s Christmas tree puzzle, this one too comes from something I had presented to readers 30 years ago.

Published on Jan 10, 2023 03:34 PM IST

## I felt the puzzle would work better if I adapted it for readers who are three decades younger. I have changed the form of the original but retained the content.

Published on Jan 02, 2023 01:24 PM IST

## Here's week 18 of Problematics.

Updated on Dec 26, 2022 03:13 PM IST

## Here's week 17 of Problematics.

Updated on Dec 20, 2022 02:40 PM IST

## When someone identifies an error in someone else’s puzzle, it is called “cooking” the puzzle. Here's a simplified adaptation for readers of Problematics!

Updated on Dec 12, 2022 05:24 PM IST

## The Hollywood caper The Sting (1973) includes a memorable depiction of a poker game, in which a lot of cheating is going on. This too is about poker, and the rules of the game now may help you warm up for The Sting later.

Updated on Dec 06, 2022 09:07 AM IST

## The football World Cup provides the ideal occasion to release a puzzle that I had so far been holding on to. It’s not about football, but involves fans of the game. And it’s not extremely difficult, but it’s fun when you figure out how to solve it.

Published on Nov 28, 2022 01:25 PM IST
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