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This Week's Puzzle

Six cabins numbered 1-6 consecutively, are arranged in a row and are separated by thin dividers. These cabins must be assigned to six staff members based on following facts.

1. Miss Shalaka's work requires her to speak on the phone frequently throughout the day.
2. Miss Shudha prefers cabin number 5 as 5 is her lucky number.
3. Mr. Shaan and Mr. Sharma often talk to each other during their work and prefers to have adjacent cabins.
4. Mr. Sinha, Mr. Shaan and Mr. Solanki all smoke. Miss Shudha is allergic to smoke and must have non-smokers adjacent to her.
5. Mr. Solanki needs silence during work.

Can you tell the cabin numbers of Mr. Solanki?

Last Week's Puzzle

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Week : 2018-02-09 to 2018-02-16

Puzzle :

A bookworm eats from the first page of an encyclopedia to the last page in a straight line. The encyclopedia consists of ten 1000-page volumes and is sitting on a bookshelf in the usual order. Not counting covers, title pages, etc., how many pages does the bookworm eat through?

Correct Solution : 8000

Solution Tips :

On a book shelf the first page of the first volume is on the "e;inside"e;, so the bookworm eats only through the cover of the first volume, then 8 times 1000 pages of Volumes 2 - 9, then through the cover to the 1st page of Vol 10 for a total of 8,000 pages.
Note: The question asks how many pages, not how many sheets of paper.

1. Srinivasa Reddy ; NSCI

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