The thinking puzzles

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r4l

 
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It’s pretty simple: I will post a puzzle, and then when somebody solves that puzzle, I will post the next one, and they get a point. This isn’t a continuous; this will end at some point, so there will be a winner.

SCOREBOARD:

Jaskaran2000: 6
GottaAskTheMan: 3
igotnousername: 3
Pulsaris: 2
funiax: 1
SamsterSamster: 1
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So, the first puzzle:

Puzzle 1: Symbols

Each symbol stands for a number. The number at the end of each row and column stands for what number you get when you add the value of the symbols together. What is the value of each symbol?

 
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But there isn’t any number at the end.

 
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Originally posted by S_98:

But there isn’t any number at the end.

facepalm

Give me a second.

EDIT: done.

 
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Ooh, interesting. One of these… I’ll see if I can do it.

EDIT:

Red = 6

Green = 2

Blue = 4

Pink = 5

Orange = 3

 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

Ooh, interesting. One of these… I’ll see if I can do it.

EDIT:

Red = 6

Green = 2

Blue = 4

Pink = 5

Orange = 3

Correct! I’ll add a scoreboard to the original post.

Puzzle 2: Maths symbols

Each symbol stands for a different whole number, and none of them are less than 1. In order to reach the correct total at the end of each line, work out the correct value of each symbol.

 
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Red Triangle: 36

Pink Star: 8

Green Square: 28

Purple Heart: 7

 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

Red Triangle: 36

Pink Star: 8

Green Square: 28

Purple Heart: 7

Correct!

Puzzle 3: Baguettes

A French baker is cycling through the streets of his village with a basket of fresh baguettes. He is stopped by one of his best customers, who buys half of all of his baguettes, and half a loaf. Then the local priest stops him and orders the same: half of his stock, and half a loaf. Finally, he is stopped by a young boy, who wants the same: Half of the stock, and half a loaf. When he gets home, the baker is delighted: he has sold all of his bread, and hasn’t had to break a single baguette! How many loaves did he start with?

 
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[Puzzle] Metepod’s Puzzles of Thinking

FTFY. (?)


49

EDIT: Nah, that won’t work

EDIT2:

The answer is 7!

 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

[Puzzle] Metepod’s Puzzles of Thinking

FTFY. (?)


49 loaves of bread.

Thats one answer, but what is the fewest he could have started with?

 
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The answer is 7!

Also, Mete, that does not work; baker did not sell all the bread

 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

The answer is 7!

Also, Mete, that does not work; baker did not sell all the bread

7 is correct!

Puzzle 4: Shape sudoku

Just a good old Sudoku for you to solve. Fill the grid with triangles, circles, plus signs, diamonds, pause signs, squares, Xs, stars and equals signs.

 
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kabump

 
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The shapes on the right are for reference

 
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Originally posted by Jaskaran2000:

The shapes on the right are for reference

Correct.
Puzzle 5: Line up

Imagine you have this puzzle in front of you in real life: real beer, real beer glasses etc. By touching just one glass, can you make the glasses alternate full-empty-full-empty-full-empty?

 
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Pour from second glass to fifth glass, that didn’t even require thinking, just a bit of trial and error =\

 
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Originally posted by Jaskaran2000:

Pour from second glass to fifth glass, that didn’t even require thinking, just a bit of trial and error =\

Correct. Yeah, that was a kinda weak puzzle :p

Puzzle 6: Number pyramid

In a number pyramid, the two numbers below a block are added together to make the number on that block. Can you finish this number pyramid?

 
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Are you sure that’s correct? I am getting 522 instead of the 552

 
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Originally posted by Jaskaran2000:

Are you sure that’s correct? I am getting 522 instead of the 552

Same.

 
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Replaced 552 with 522, because pretty sure that’s a mistake.

 
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Originally posted by Jaskaran2000:

Replaced 552 with 522, because pretty sure that’s a mistake.

Correct. Sorry, forgot to chect the thread before I went to bed, and yeah 552 was a mistake. :/
Puzzle 7: The 5-letter

Each of the letters below are valued 1-26 according to their places in the alphabet. What is the missing letter?

 
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P?

 
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J

Sum of left side – sum of right side = middle

 
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Originally posted by funiax:

J

Sum of left side – sum of right side = middle

Correct.
I’ll post the next puzzle in a bit.

 
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Oh great. Now Jask is taking over the leaderboards. I SHALL REBEL! =/