Note at the start of the thread:
How can you figure out which box the chocolate is in for SURE from asking only one question?
It depends on your perception of finger- 4
Just open all three boxes, ask the man a really personal question, and eat the chocolate bar while he answers.
Actions are not questions.
you should have felt the weight and shifting of the chocolate bar as you turned it earlier
No. Otherwise one would turn all three and be done with it. Not a question.
, a positive number?
1/0 and 1/-1 are both not positive.
nothing if it is in the right-most box
Yes and no do not include nothing.
It isn't mentioned anywhere in the question that there are tops on the cardboard boxes
It also isn't said there isn't a velocioraptor in the room. It's called a reasonable assumption.
If he can't answer, it's in box 2.
That's not yes or no.
It's binary logic. Christ.
It doesn't say anywhere that you can't open them.
Actually it does. See the topmost quote of this post.
"When my hand is over the box with the chocolate, will the answer to the question "Is the chocolate in this box?" be the same as the answer to this question?" asked while you move your hand between the three boxes. If he can only answer honestly, then he can't answer unless your hand is over the box. That's the best answer I can make without cheating the spirit of the question. I'm fairly certain a purely logical answer (a question truly answerable with only Yes or No) is impossible, since the response would divide the boxes into two groups, and you could never be certain between the group with two boxes.
It breaks the obviously intended binarism of the question, but it does at least not break the explicit rules outlined.
WELL, it never said you could not look under the boxes. Ask him, is the chocolate in this box while pointing to one of the boxes, and if he sayd yes, you have acivied your goal. if it's a no, just look under the boxes. it never said you could not.
Yes it did. You are retarded.
If he says no, then just guess. If you guess wrong, who cares?
First post. Correct answer ensures 100% probability.
In the truest sense, this puzzle is unsolvable. The options are:
In box one
In box two
In box three
In a question to identify one, at least three options must be present. However, the original post mandates a two option question. Thus, without destroying the integrity of the problem, it is not possible. Possible binary answers include.
Either in 1 or 2
Either in 2 or 3
Either in 1 or 3
None of these satisfy the need to be 100% sure.