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## Chocolate Trick

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 Puzzle ID: #48910 Fun: (2.04) Difficulty: (1.25) Category: Trick Submitted By: Kaipper

You are sitting at a table with three boxes on it. One of the boxes has a chocolate bar inside of it, and your goal is to figure out which one it is. There is a man on the other side of the table who knows which box the chocolate is in, and you can ask him one yes or no question. You must ask him one and only one question, and it must be relevant to which box contains the chocolate. How do you figure out for sure which box the chocolate is in?

### Answer

Indicate one box and ask, "Is the chocolate in this box?" If he says yes, you've achieved your goal. If he says no, open the other two boxes and look inside.
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## Comments

 wolfpackw2 Aug 12, 2011 Not sure how much sense that makes. Why not just skip the question and open all 3? Gwendalla Aug 17, 2011 Wolfpack, it's not my teaser, but it does say "you must" ask the question. yertyertyert Aug 23, 2011 lol i agree with you wolf Retridemptio Aug 27, 2011 I would have asked "Which box is the chocolate under?" It didn't 'have' to be a yes or no, it was just allowed to be. Viper Oct 01, 2011 Another way would be to indicate two boxes and ask that question. Junj13 Oct 16, 2011 If you were me, I would do this : Since only one box contain chocolate, does the other two boxes contain anything? "No." I would shake and find out which box does contain the chocolate. GreenApples27 Oct 24, 2011 This teaser doesn't exactly make much sense... princess2007 Oct 27, 2011 I have to agree with GreenApples. How was this a brain teaser? Benjiboo Nov 04, 2011 i agree with you wolfpack zembobo Nov 18, 2011 It does have to be a yes or no question he said that. But I agree with Wolf and this teaser is lame. Incidentally, my question would be this: "Please say yes for box 1, no for box 2 and don't say anything for box 3". The trick never said he had to answer your yes or no question and assuming he has to be honest, then I get the chocolate! raeagle Feb 06, 2012 Couldn't you just point to a box then say if its this box say yes, if its this box say no, and if it's this box don't respond sadface256 Mar 10, 2012 way too easy chucknorris Apr 23, 2012 JUIJ13 i agree with and wolf Candi7 Jun 12, 2012 I would ask, is it dark chocolate? If yes, i would open all 3 and look inside. if no, I wouldn't do it cause dark chocolate is the only good kind dangerouspie101 Jun 16, 2012 Write 1, 2, 3 on each of the boxes, and then tell the man I am thinking of either 1.5 or 2.5. Is the chocolate in the box that has a number greater than mine? If he says yes, it is in box 3. If he says no, it is in box 1. If he can't answer, it's in box 2. this is also on the teasers without answers page i also agree with just open the boxes Thekid4 Feb 03, 2013 as dangerouspie 101 said above, this is on the teasers without answers forum. There are a lot of solutions posted there, but I like HarryPutter's example the best: Kidnap the guy and leave him with no food or water except for the candy bar, and see which box he reaches for. Although this isn't technically a valid answer, as it doesn't require asking a question, I still like it. stephenthusiast Apr 14, 2013 Or another way is: just ask... Do one of these two boxes contain the chocolate? If he says "no" the remaining box contains the chocolate. If he says "YES" there's a 50/50 chance. Dezaxa Jan 01, 2015 The question doesn't say that the man will tell the truth, so you'll have to open all three anyway. This puzzle is rather dumb.

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