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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 Group Title
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    cn i tell the ans?

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  2. hartnn Group Title
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    u know! tell in 5 minutes, so that others can try....

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    apples and oranges

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    apples and oranges

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  5. mathslover Group Title
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    correct..

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    james, can u explain ?

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    Apples and oranges yess

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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.

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

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  10. hartnn Group Title
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    appange....interesting....

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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

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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

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornishdave/5574969532/

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  14. hartnn Group Title
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    photoshopped,maybe

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    Is the answer given?

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  16. hartnn Group Title
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    yup, with explanation.....

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  17. hartnn Group Title
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    i'll post another one for u soon.

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    Can I try?

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

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    Ok

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  21. sauravshakya Group Title
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    I think she must open the box that is labelled apple and orange

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    thats right, how ?

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    yep

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

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    orange

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  26. sauravshakya Group Title
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    As all the labels are incorrect

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    right?

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  28. hartnn Group Title
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    thats correct logic.

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

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  30. hartnn Group Title
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    i m gonna new and simpler one soon.

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    *post new

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  32. sauravshakya Group Title
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    ok

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