In fact, one of the earliest brainteaser enthusiasts was Greek mathematician Archimedes, who used to devise mathematical problems for his fellow citizens to solve. The Cambridge dictionary definition states brainteasers to be “”.
We’ll also give you tips on 3) how to prepare for a job interview and 4) the three-step approach you should use to solve a teaser.
Brainteasers are not a new invention, as we humans have been interested in puzzles for a long time.
0 is the least common digit even though 1,000 has three zero's !
Explanations for both riddles The digits 0 through 9 all follow the same pattern there is exactly 1 occurrence of each digit for every ten numbers.
His riddle involving Achilles, the character from Homer's and a tortoise went something like: The tortoise challenged Achilles to a race and Achilles, full of typical hubris, accepted and even gave the Tortoise a 10 foot head start.
Before the race started, the tortoise told Achilles that the reason Achilles would lose is that even though Achilles would be catching up, the tortoise would always be moving ahead.
In the end, the tortoise convinced Achilles that he could not win the race because although he would be getting closer and closer, he would still always be covering smaller and smaller fractions of the total distance between the two. To read this riddle in a modern narrative form click here.
You might be more familiar with seeing brain teasers in the end pages of a newspaper, but some industries also use them as part of the interview process.
But what are brainteasers for in job interviews and how can you solve them?
We’ll explain the 1) purpose of brain teasers and provide you some of the 2) most common teasers used in job interviews.