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#1 2006-03-07 19:21:07

ganesh
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Tennis ball puzzle

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| YELLOW      | |    WHITE      |  |       WHITE   |
| TENNIS       | |    TENNIS     |  |   & YELLOW  |
|  BALLS        | |    BALLS       |  |      TENNIS  |
|                  | |                   |  |       BALLS   |
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The other day Grand Slam Cooper, proprietor of the Hit & Miss Sport Shop, was checking out a new shipment of tennis balls when he noticed that each of the three crates was mislabelled. Being a puzzler of great renown he came up with a problem that has stumped everyone so far. it goes like this : Take one tennis ball out of any of the three crates without looking into the crate or into any of the other crates. With only the color of the one tennis ball to guide you, correctly label each of the crates.

See if you can net the answer in ten minutes. No overtime permitted.


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#2 2006-03-07 19:58:28

fgarb
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Re: Tennis ball puzzle

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#3 2006-03-07 20:10:12

ganesh
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Re: Tennis ball puzzle

Excellent, fgarb! You are correct! Your solution has been deleted to leave the question open to others!


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#4 2006-03-08 04:16:24

mathsyperson
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Re: Tennis ball puzzle

But, isn't that the whole point of hide tags? If people don't want to know the answer, they don't read it accidentally. You didn't need to delete it. Ah well.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#5 2006-03-08 04:33:23

ganesh
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Re: Tennis ball puzzle

Excellent, mathsyperson! up
I had never deleted an answer before, this time, I was just being too cautious.
I agree, you're correct!


It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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