# Mind Mayhem

*Challenge your mind with these tricky puzzles*.

**A mixture of chemicals costs 4,000 per ton. It is composed of one type chemical that costs 4,800 per ton and another that costs 3,600 per ton. In what ratio were these chemicals mixed?**

**Anish is sitting between Amit and Rohit. Yash is sitting on Rohit’s right. Between whom is Rohit sitting?**

**How many cookies could you eat on an empty stomach?**

**Arjun, Rohit and Sumit are sports fans. Each has a different favourite sport among kabaddi, kho-kho and hockey. Arjun does not like hockey; Sumit does not like kho-kho or hockey. Name each person’s favourite sport.**

**At one time, a number of immigrants consisting of Armenians, Frenchmen, Russians, Spaniards and Englishmen were admitted into our country. Now, if the Armenians are less than 1/3 of the number of Spaniards and 3 less than ½ the number of Englishmen, then the Frenchmen and Spaniards would outnumber the Russians and Englishmen by 3. The Russians and Spaniards would be 1 less than ½ the total number of immigrants, while the Englishmen and Russians would consist of 7/16 of the total number of immigrants. How many of each nationality would be represented?**

**If Anish’s peacock jumps over the fence onto Rahul’s property and lays an egg there, whose egg is it?**

**Tom is 34 years younger than Joseph, who is as many years past 50 as Tom is below 40. Find their ages.**

**Alka is 4 times Bianca’s age, and in 30 years Bianca will only be ½ as old as Alka. How old are they now?**

**Esha is taller than Ann and shorter than Dinaz. Who is the tallest of the three?****If Esha speaks in a softer voice than Ann, and Dinaz in a louder voice than Ann, does Esha speak louder or softer than Dinaz?**

**According to Mr Shinde, his oldest son is 4 years older than the second, who is 4 years older than the third, who is 4 years older than the youngest, who is ½ the age of the oldest. How old are Mr Shinde’s sons?**

**Pranav is pulling socks and mittens out of his closet. There are six identical mittens (they can be worn either on the left or the right hand) and nine identical-looking socks in the closet. How many pieces of apparel had to be taken out of the closet in order to be sure Pranav would find:**

**One matching pair****Three identical matching pairs****Four pairs of socks**

**1 February 2012 was a Wednesday, just like the 29 February, 2012. When will the calendar show another February with a similar situation?**

**A man told his friend, “Four years from now I’ll be twice as old as I was fourteen years ago.” How old is the man?**