Maths Brain Teasers 126 :: Can You Solve 3 Digit Lock Puzzle?

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Without further, ado, let's get to our puzzle for today:: Maths Brain Teasers 126 :: Can You Solve 3 Digit Lock Puzzle?


Have a close look at the image given and see if you can find the correct numbers that replace the question mark.

There is logic to resolve the puzzle; try finding out the logic and it should be resolved in seconds.. Guesswork isn't going to help...

With that, I'll leave you all with the Maths Brain Teasers 126 :: Can You Solve 3 Digit Lock Puzzle? Good luck solving the puzzle...

Maths Brain Teasers 126 :: Can You Solve 3 Digit Lock Puzzle? - Solved with Explanation


Let's have a look at the Step by Step instructions to Solve the Maths Brain Teasers 126 :: Can You Solve 3 Digit Lock Puzzle?

If you carefully look at the Image in question; You would have noticed the following pattern is being followed::

Ideally no pattern but rather we need to focus on the statement given/provided & eliminate numbers

Let's have a look at the first example::


With this, we know the number position will be as follows:: 1-?-? or ?-?-2

Since, Number 4 cant be according to line three

Lets look at line 2::


The new possibilities with this becomes:: 1-0-9 or 3-0-2

let's take a look at line 4


This eliminates the previous possibility; 1 0 9

Finally, the answer to the puzzle and the number to crack the code is:: 3 0 2

At the same time will like to echo @serhotest detailed explanation::

My method: On line one ( 1-4-2) we have one number well placed, as the 4 is wrong according to line three we have 2 posibilities:
1-?-? or ?-?-2
According to line two, two numbers are correct and well placed (3-0-9)
The 0 is correct and well placed because it doesn't interact with previous possibilities, so the new posibilities are:
1-0-9 or 3-0-2
On line four one number is correct but wrongly placed (1-3-9)
So for our previous possibilities it can't be the first (1-0-9) because we would have two numbers correctly placed.
Then only one possibility remains and we have the code:

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Well done @ozmandias
I get the same result in this arithmetic progression, but too late 🤨

Thanks 🙂

The answer is 45.

The answer to above pattern is
5+6 = 11
11+7 = 18
18+8 = 26
26+9 = 35
35 + 10 = 45
Therefore, 45 is answer