## hartnn 3 years ago An old puzzle,but worth asking: There are three boxes. One has apples, one has oranges and the other has apples and oranges. The boxes are labeled wrong so that no label is correct. Tara opens just one box, and without looking in the box, takes out one piece of fruit. She looks at the fruit and immediately labels all the boxes correctly. Which box did she open and how did she know?

1. mathslover

cn i tell the ans?

2. hartnn

u know! tell in 5 minutes, so that others can try....

3. james101

apples and oranges

4. mathslover

apples and oranges

5. mathslover

correct..

6. hartnn

james, can u explain ?

7. ivano_logy

Apples and oranges yess

8. AriPotta

the apples and oranges had a baby, making it an appange. you wouldn't find an appange in the boxes with just oranges or apples.

9. james101

You know that since none of the labels are correct the box must either contain only apples or only oranges

10. hartnn

appange....interesting....

11. mathslover

if she picked apple. then "ao" is a "o" must be different since a is already taken it must be ao a must be o

12. mathslover

if she picked orange. then "ao" is o a must be different since o is already taken it must be ao

13. AriPotta
14. hartnn

photoshopped,maybe

15. sauravshakya

16. hartnn

yup, with explanation.....

17. hartnn

i'll post another one for u soon.

18. sauravshakya

Can I try?

19. hartnn

sure, but don't expect medal, its already given....

20. sauravshakya

Ok

21. sauravshakya

I think she must open the box that is labelled apple and orange

22. hartnn

thats right, how ?

23. mathslover

yep

24. sauravshakya

Because in that box it can either have apple or mango only

25. AriPotta

orange

26. sauravshakya

As all the labels are incorrect

27. sauravshakya

right?

28. hartnn

thats correct logic.

29. sauravshakya

Ok....... but I was late.

30. hartnn

i m gonna new and simpler one soon.

31. hartnn

*post new

32. sauravshakya

ok