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hartnn

  • 2 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?

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  1. mathslover
    • 2 years ago
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    cn i tell the ans?

  2. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    u know! tell in 5 minutes, so that others can try....

  3. james101
    • 2 years ago
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    apples and oranges

  4. mathslover
    • 2 years ago
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    apples and oranges

  5. mathslover
    • 2 years ago
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    correct..

  6. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    james, can u explain ?

  7. ivano_logy
    • 2 years ago
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    Apples and oranges yess

  8. AriPotta
    • 2 years ago
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    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
    • 2 years ago
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    You know that since none of the labels are correct the box must either contain only apples or only oranges

  10. hartnn
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    appange....interesting....

  11. mathslover
    • 2 years ago
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    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
    • 2 years ago
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    if she picked orange. then "ao" is o a must be different since o is already taken it must be ao

  13. AriPotta
    • 2 years ago
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornishdave/5574969532/

  14. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    photoshopped,maybe

  15. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    Is the answer given?

  16. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    yup, with explanation.....

  17. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    i'll post another one for u soon.

  18. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    Can I try?

  19. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    sure, but don't expect medal, its already given....

  20. sauravshakya
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    Ok

  21. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    I think she must open the box that is labelled apple and orange

  22. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    thats right, how ?

  23. mathslover
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    yep

  24. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    Because in that box it can either have apple or mango only

  25. AriPotta
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    orange

  26. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    As all the labels are incorrect

  27. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    right?

  28. hartnn
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    thats correct logic.

  29. sauravshakya
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    Ok....... but I was late.

  30. hartnn
    • 2 years ago
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    i m gonna new and simpler one soon.

  31. hartnn
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    *post new

  32. sauravshakya
    • 2 years ago
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    ok

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