Brain teaser - How smart are you ?

There's been a lot of these things doing the rounds in recent years, but they are good to get the old grey matter going.

Below are four questions.

You have to answer them instantly. 


You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?


If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person, you take his / her place, so you are second!


If you overtake the last person, then you are…?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the last person ? 


Note: This must be done in your head only . Do not use paper and pencil or a calculator. 

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30 . Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000. Now add 10.

What is the total ?

Answer: Did you get 5000 ?

The correct answer is actually 4100.


Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter ?

Answer: Her name is Mary. Read the question again!

If you got all four questions right, you are very clever and are probably wasted working in the financial markets.

If you got three questions right, you will have done better than your immediate boss.

If you got two questions right, you still did better than most people working at your firm.

If you got one question right, you are in the right job.

If you didn't get any question right, you probably didn't bother to read down this far and you don't need us to tell you what a dope you are.

Sources: Forwarded Emails, Komal Harwani

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