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# apples

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### #1 unreality

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 05:28 PM

i just made this up:

there are 5 apples in a row. 2 are rotten, 3 are ripe. 2 are green, 1 is yellow. 2 are red. 2 have long stems. 3 have no stems at all. The first apple is the same color as the third, and the second is not the same color as the fourth. A ripe apple is right before a green apple, and a yellow apple is not next to a long-stemmed apple. Green apples are never rotten.

Explain each apple, first through fifth.

1: red, long stemmed, ripe
2: green, long stemmed, ripe
3: red, short stemmed, rotten
4: yellow, short stemmed, rotten
5: green, short stemmed, ripe

any other solutions?
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### #2 Writersblock

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 06:44 PM

i just made this up:

there are 5 apples in a row. 2 are rotten, 3 are ripe. 2 are green, 1 is yellow. 2 are red. 2 have long stems. 3 have no stems at all. The first apple is the same color as the third, and the second is not the same color as the fourth. A ripe apple is right before a green apple, and a yellow apple is not next to a long-stemmed apple. Green apples are never rotten.

Explain each apple, first through fifth.

1: red, long stemmed, ripe
2: green, long stemmed, ripe
3: red, short stemmed, rotten
4: yellow, short stemmed, rotten
5: green, short stemmed, ripe

any other solutions?

Your "short stemmed" should be "no stem" per your setup.

Here's a couple other solutions:

1st letter: g = green, y= yellow, r= red
2nd letter: n = no stem, l = long stem
3rd letter: r = ripe, b = rotten (bad)

rnb, ylb, rnr, glr, gnr
glr, rlr, gnr, ynb, rnb
gnr, rlr, gnr, ylb, rnb
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