March 3 Puzzler

Three closed boxes have either white marbles, black marbles or both, and they are labeled white, black and both. However, you're told that each of the labels are wrong. You may reach into one of the boxes and pull out only one marble. Which box should you remove a marble from to determine the contents of all three boxes?

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Last Edition's Puzzler

January 20 question:
You have four chains. Each chain has three links in it. Although it is difficult to cut the links, you wish to make a single loop with all 12 links. What is the fewest number of cuts you must make to accomplish this task?

January 20 answer:
3 cuts. Cut each link in one chain. Separate them, and use the links to join the ends of the 3 intact chains.

Congratulations to our puzzle solvers:
Michael R. Murray, Independent Economics, Strategic Planning & Enterprise Risk Management


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