3 Cup 10 Suger Ridle

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In 1967 Edward de Bono brings a creative approach where we need to use more reasoning and should think out of the box to solve problems as e traditional step by step approach is not good enough for some problems.

A classic such puzzle is :
There are three empty Bowls. Can you pour 10 sugar lumps on them so that every bowl contains an odd number of sugar lumps?

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 5th June 2018 in Logic Puzzles.
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    The trick here is to think out of the box.

    No matter whatever combination you try, you’ll still be left with a bowl containing even number sugar lumps.

    Here’s the trick:
    Step 1)
    Bowl1 : 2 sugar lumps
    Bowl2 : 3 sugar lumps
    Bowl3 : 5 sugar lumps

    Step2)
    Put the Bowl2 in Bowl1.
    Now Bowl1 has : 2+3 =5 sugar lumps
    Hence, all the bowls have odd number of sugar lumps.

    SaintlyZero Pundit Answered on 11th June 2018.
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