BMAD Posted March 31, 2013 Report Share Posted March 31, 2013 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? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

0 ParaLogic Posted March 31, 2013 Report Share Posted March 31, 2013 Bah, just eat them all! 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) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

0 Prime Posted April 1, 2013 Report Share Posted April 1, 2013 (edited) 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 April 1, 2013 by Prime Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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

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

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