4 Simple Logical Reasoning Puzzles

Can you solve these four simple logical reasoning puzzles? 7 out of 10 people were not able to answer all four correctly. Scroll down to view the solutions.

Puzzle number 1:

(Hint: You won’t need Permutation and Combination to get this right)

Q: If you have 30 green, 22 red and 14 pink socks scattered across the floor in a dark room, then minimum how many socks should you grab to get a matching pair?

20.1 (1)

Puzzle number 2:

Three people Roma, Sen and Preet work in a restaurant. Following details are given about them:

  • Roma who is married is looking at Sen.
  • Sen is looking at Preet.
  • Preet is not married.

Is someone who is married looking at someone who is not married?

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Puzzle number 3:

A white dot and a black dot are placed inside a heptagon as given below. At each stage, the black dot moves three corners clockwise and the white dot moves four corners anti-clockwise. After how many stages will the both dots be together in the same corner?

140.1 Logical Reasoning Puzzle For Online Cat Exam Preparation

Puzzle number 4:

In a small town, there are two temples of Lord Shiva in a row. Gauri came to the town with a certain number of flowers. Before entering the first temple, she washed all the flowers she had with the water of the river Ganga. To her surprise, flowers doubled. She offered few flowers to Lord Shiva in the first temple and moved to the second temple. Here also, before entering the temple she washed the remaining flowers with the water of the river Ganga and again her flowers doubled. She offered all the remaining flowers to the temple. What is the minimum number of flowers she had initially? How many flowers did she offer to each temple?

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Solutions for the above three puzzles are explained below:

Solution for puzzle number 1:

20.2 (1)

Solution for puzzle number 2:

Basic Logical Reasoning Puzzle For Online Exam Preparation

Solution for puzzle number 3:

140.2 Logical Reasoning Puzzle For Online Cat Exam Preparation

Solution for puzzle number 4:

164.2 Maha Shivratri Wishes And Flower Doulbe Puzzle For Online Cat Exam

So how many did you get right? These are basic puzzles that you can practice to hone your reasoning skills. More such puzzles can be found in these amazing books:

  1. The Great Book Of Puzzles And Teasers by George J. Summers
  2. Puzzles to Puzzle You by Shakuntala Devi

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