# Puzzle: Three boxes with wrong candy label, find the correct one.

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You have three boxes filled with candies. One jar is filled with banana candies, one jar is filled with lemon candies and one jar has apple candies.. All the jars are mislabelled (i.e. all the jars have wrong labels about what kind of candies they contain).

All the candies look very similar in shape, size and color and they even smell the same. The only way to distinguish them is by tasting.

You have to eat one and only one candy to determine the correct jar labels. You can eat that one candy from any jar you want as long as you eat only one in total.

posted Jan 26, 2014

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say I pick up the candy from the jar labelled banana, and find out that it contains lemon candies. I will remove the label banana and put it on the jar labeled apple. The label apple has to be put on the jar which initially had lemon. The label lemon will be put on the jar from which I picked the candy. Now all of them have correct labels.

answer Jan 27, 2014 by anonymous

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