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A friend of mine gave me a link of some good puzzles. Most of them were common sense based challenging your power of estimation, visualization and creativity. But I found this interesting one.

Puzzle: Count from 1-10 in base negative 2
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Puzzle2: You have three baskets filled with fruit. One has apples, one has oranges, one has a mixture of both. You cannot see inside the baskets. Each basket is clearly labeled, and each is labeled incorrectly. How can you determine what’s in each basket by choosing only one fruit from one basket?

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ok… if you pick from the basket labeled both, and then if it has an apple, its the apple bin because it can’t be both because all three of them are wrong. then the one labeled apple is orange and the one labeled orange is both. this also works the other way around. if you pick from the basket labeled both, and then if it has an orange, its the orange bin because it can’t be both because all three of them are wrong. then the one labeled orange is apple and the one labeled apple is both.

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