# How many jelly beans would you have to pull out, and out of which jars, to find out how to fix the labels on the jars?

376 views

You have three mislabeled jars. one contains Apple jelly beans, another Orange jelly beans, and the third has a mix of both (not necessarily a 50/50 mix, could be a 1/99 mix or a 399/22 mix).

How many jelly beans would you have to pull out, and out of which jars, to find out how to fix the labels on the jars?

posted Jun 21, 2014

As they are mislabeled,

The jar which contain mixed label doesn't have mixed jelly's, hence take out a jelly from that jar, if it is orange jelly then stick orange tag on it.

On orange tag jar, stick apple tag(because apple tag jar should not contain only apple jelly's)

On apple tag jar, stick Apple and orange tag.

If the picked jelly is apple then answer is apple -> orange tag orange -> apple&orange, and apple&orange -> apple tag.

answer Jun 21, 2014 by anonymous

Similar Puzzles
+1 vote

You have 64 numbers. What is the least number of comparison needed to find the 2nd smallest out of them?

+1 vote

You have a normal six sided cube. I give you six different colors that you can paint each side of the cube with (one color to each side). How many different cubes can you make?

Different means that the cubes can not be rotated so that they look the same. This is important! If you give me two cubes and i can rotate them so that they appear identical in color, they are the same cube