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Question: Tom has three boxes with fruits in his barn: one box with apples, one box with pears, and one box with both apples and pears. The boxes have labels that describe the contents, but none of these labels is on the right box. How can Tom, by taking only one piece of fruit from one box, determine what each of the boxes contains?
Answer: Tom takes a piece of fruit from the box with the labels 'Apples and Pears'. If it is an apple, then the label 'Apples' belong to this box. The box that said 'Apples', then of course shouldn't be labeled 'Apples and Pears', because that would mean that the box with 'Pears' would have been labeled correctly, and this is contradictory to the fact that none of the labels was correct. On the box with the label 'Appels' should be the label 'Pears'. If Tom would have taken a pear, the reasoning would have been in a similar way. .


Question: Tom has three boxes with fruits in his barn: one box with apples, one box with pears, and one box with both apples and pears. The boxes have labels that describe the contents, but none of these labels is on the right box. How can Tom, by taking only one piece of fruit from one box, determine what each of the boxes contains?
Answer: Tom takes a piece of fruit from the box with the labels 'Apples and Pears'. If it is an apple, then the label 'Apples' belong to this box. The box that said 'Apples', then of course shouldn't be labeled 'Apples and Pears', because that would mean that the box with 'Pears' would have been labeled correctly, and this is contradictory to the fact that none of the labels was correct. On the box with the label 'Appels' should be the label 'Pears'. If Tom would have taken a pear, the reasoning would have been in a similar way. . Source: CoolInterview.com There were 3 boxes 1 containing apples, 1 containing pears, & 1 containing both apples & pears. So answer is this that the boxes of apples & pears were in a big box, hence that big box is containing both apples & pears. Tom will simply take a fruit from any of the 2 boxes & will come to know the 2 boxes are containing which fruit. Source: CoolInterview.com Answered by: Jyoti Tripathi  Date: 2/5/2009  Contact Jyoti TripathiIdeally pears are heavier than apples.So the box containing pears only should be heavier than that containing both apples and pears and eventually that of apples only. 3 box mark as A(actually Pears+Apples),A+P(actually pear),P(actually Apples) First tom takes a fruit from the box which is mentioned as apples and pears,if it is apple means den the box is full of apples then the box which is mentioned as pears should contain both pears n apple since none of them is mentioned correctly. the box mentioned as apple should pears alone. Source: CoolInterview.com Answered by: sridhar  Date: 9/6/2010  Contact sridharIf you have the better answer, then send it to us. We will display your answer after the approval Rules to Post Answers in CoolInterview.com:

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