• 0

Mixed up chocolate candies

Question

Posted · Report post

The labels on these boxes of candy got so mixed up that none of the boxes is labeled correctly.

3 chocolates
3 cremes
2 chocolates 1 creme

What is the least number of candies you must taste test, and from which box(es), to determine which box has what?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

  • 0

Posted · Report post

Bah, just eat them all! :o

Just take

one from the box labeled '2 chocolates 1 creme'. If it's chocolate(/creme), then that box must contain only chocolates(/only cremes). From there, the box labeled '3 cremes' must contain the mixed candies(/only chocolates), and the box labeled '3 chocolates' must contain only cremes(/the mixed candies). (Read either all the green ones or all the red ones)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted (edited) · Report post

The labels on these boxes of candy got so mixed up that none of the boxes is labeled correctly.

3 chocolates
3 cremes
2 chocolates 1 creme

What is the least number of candies you must taste test, and from which box(es), to determine which box has what?

I don't see a stipulation that each box truly corresponds to one of the labels. (A box could contain 2 creams and 1 chocolate, or nuts and bolts.)

With that stipulation, the problem would be exactly as http://brainden.com/forum/index.php/topic/484-truth-in-packaging/?hl=%2Btruth+%2Bpackaging as well several other similar topics.

Here Paralogic has given the answer.

Edited by Prime
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.