# Logical challenges explained *minimal spoilors*

## updated to include logic 4

I noticed that even some people ranked as high as the top 20 were having difficulties with

The logical challenges so i decided to take notes as I completed them and to offer these

Notes to others to act as a kick start for their ideas. With out waffling to much ill begin

Logic 1

Title: Bags and Beads

The first just had to be the hardest didn’t it? This challenge requires you to work out which

of the 5 bags you are given has only 90g of weight in it, the other 4 will have 100g. The key

problem I found is how to work round the limited use of the scales. After you place something

on the scale it will get stuck so taking anything off or putting anything on will not be weighed.

this means that the data gathered in your 1 and only reading must solve the problem for you.

*Remember* there is nothing to say the beads cannot be removed from the bags or tagged / labeled. *Remember*

I know I haven’t giving you much to go on here, to be honest the solution is a little complex for words,

I you are really stuck PM me for help with this one and i will explain it in detail. Im simply no

Aloud to post major spoilers to the masses : (

Logic 2

Title: The Stairs of Death

so what is the situation? Three men all facing the same way all with hats on facing there

inevitable deaths unless one of them gets some brains and fast. your looking for the

hardest possible solution so man one cant see two red hats in front and start yelling

unfortunately. Start by working out what each man can/could see, if it helps have a pen

and some paper and make physical notes (i did).

logic 3

Title: Soccer Fans

this is possible the most simple logic puzzle, but it does still require some work. start

by drawing 1 - 30 on a paper or in notepad etc...now starting at 1 count 9 places and cross

that number off, continue in this fashion until only 15 numbers are left, common sense

and simple. ensure you miss out crossed out numbers when u go round for a second / third / forth

time or you will get screwed results.

Logic 4

Title: Parallelogram

for this challenge we need to know some basic proparties of a Parallelogram, theres one important detail reguarding the diagonals that will be of use in this challenge.

First we need to work out which corner everyone should start on. The only rule for this might seem obvious but i will mention it anyway because it caught me out on my first attempt ' All distances MUST be positive' in other words the person on the top right must equal the person on the bottom left (refer to rule 1) from here its simple algebra to work out the rest.

logic 5

Title: 3 Fuses

in this challenge you will need to have a basic understanding of fuses and how they work. try

google searching a little, possible the best site is wikipedia. The fact that were dealing with

LIGHTS is important. What would be different between a fuses that trips lights and a fuse that trips

industrial machines?

logic 6

title: Space Rock

so.....any one who paid attention in school MUST have come across this concept in at least one

subject. Thinking of the last 4 years iv had at secondary school i can think of 3 subjects

that have taught me this lesson. history, maths and science (physics). go to google and search

"Archimedes" his 2000 year old ideas are the bases of this challenge

well that’s in from me for now, at the moment I am still pondering logic 4 but you can guarantee

that as soon as i have the solution I will update this article feel free to PM me if you need

any further help.

Please rate / comment

Minermonk

The logical challenges so i decided to take notes as I completed them and to offer these

Notes to others to act as a kick start for their ideas. With out waffling to much ill begin

Logic 1

Title: Bags and Beads

The first just had to be the hardest didn’t it? This challenge requires you to work out which

of the 5 bags you are given has only 90g of weight in it, the other 4 will have 100g. The key

problem I found is how to work round the limited use of the scales. After you place something

on the scale it will get stuck so taking anything off or putting anything on will not be weighed.

this means that the data gathered in your 1 and only reading must solve the problem for you.

*Remember* there is nothing to say the beads cannot be removed from the bags or tagged / labeled. *Remember*

I know I haven’t giving you much to go on here, to be honest the solution is a little complex for words,

I you are really stuck PM me for help with this one and i will explain it in detail. Im simply no

Aloud to post major spoilers to the masses : (

Logic 2

Title: The Stairs of Death

so what is the situation? Three men all facing the same way all with hats on facing there

inevitable deaths unless one of them gets some brains and fast. your looking for the

hardest possible solution so man one cant see two red hats in front and start yelling

unfortunately. Start by working out what each man can/could see, if it helps have a pen

and some paper and make physical notes (i did).

logic 3

Title: Soccer Fans

this is possible the most simple logic puzzle, but it does still require some work. start

by drawing 1 - 30 on a paper or in notepad etc...now starting at 1 count 9 places and cross

that number off, continue in this fashion until only 15 numbers are left, common sense

and simple. ensure you miss out crossed out numbers when u go round for a second / third / forth

time or you will get screwed results.

Logic 4

Title: Parallelogram

for this challenge we need to know some basic proparties of a Parallelogram, theres one important detail reguarding the diagonals that will be of use in this challenge.

First we need to work out which corner everyone should start on. The only rule for this might seem obvious but i will mention it anyway because it caught me out on my first attempt ' All distances MUST be positive' in other words the person on the top right must equal the person on the bottom left (refer to rule 1) from here its simple algebra to work out the rest.

logic 5

Title: 3 Fuses

in this challenge you will need to have a basic understanding of fuses and how they work. try

google searching a little, possible the best site is wikipedia. The fact that were dealing with

LIGHTS is important. What would be different between a fuses that trips lights and a fuse that trips

industrial machines?

logic 6

title: Space Rock

so.....any one who paid attention in school MUST have come across this concept in at least one

subject. Thinking of the last 4 years iv had at secondary school i can think of 3 subjects

that have taught me this lesson. history, maths and science (physics). go to google and search

"Archimedes" his 2000 year old ideas are the bases of this challenge

well that’s in from me for now, at the moment I am still pondering logic 4 but you can guarantee

that as soon as i have the solution I will update this article feel free to PM me if you need

any further help.

Please rate / comment

Minermonk

Comments

-The_Flash-on July 04 2006 - 22:49:10 http://www.hellbo. . .cle_id=353 Logic4 you basically told them what to do compared to others where you gave poor hints. Logic5 you don't need any knowledge of fuses other than they go on and off, the other value is easy to figure and there is no need to complicate it. |

hack4uon July 04 2006 - 23:15:07 honestly not to ruin any of the fun.. but these answers can all be found on google. |

AbSoRbon July 05 2006 - 00:05:36 Gahaha! |

system_meltdownon July 05 2006 - 16:39:37 Not that bad to be honest, the grammar is a bit poor, but it's understandable, nice work |

sp00kyon July 05 2006 - 19:18:44 Thanks! I had been stuck on logic 6 for awhile and this article provided just the hint I needed to complete it! |

Thucydideson July 07 2006 - 03:53:52 Logic 4 shouldn't be that difficult, as it takes out of the box thinking then the other logic puzzles. All you need to know is some basic properties of parallelograms and you should be able to set up your algebraic equation from there. |

BlackNDooron July 25 2006 - 07:25:48 Thanks ! nice article |

minermonkon July 30 2006 - 23:25:30 thanx guys, was feelin a lil down after the comment from flash (....) but at least some 1 has benefited from it. (neon_wing / minermonk = same guys ) |

minermonkon July 30 2006 - 23:25:33 thanx guys, was feelin a lil down after the comment from flash (....) but at least some 1 has benefited from it. (neon_wing / minermonk = same guys ) |

smack300on December 24 2006 - 08:43:39 Great article, it helped me on a couple of them |

minermonkon February 20 2007 - 21:59:12 Now changed to include logic 4 |

Hack_Ramon August 30 2007 - 19:52:53 thnxs logic 6 once it had archimedes it all came back to me |

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