Drag four yellow statements into each of the brown rectangles.
Make sure you don't create a paradox!
All of the statements in this rectangle are true
Only three of the statements in this rectangle are true
Only half of the statements in this rectangle are true
Only one of the statements in this rectangle is true
The product of 10 and 11 is 110
The sum of 8 and 8 is 16
The sum of 5 and 8 is 13
The product of 5 and 10 is 50
The product of 1 and 9 is 9
The product of 4 and 9 is 36
The product of 11 and 9 is 108
The product of 1 and 12 is 24
The product of 8 and 10 is 90
The product of 7 and 6 is 48
The product of 5 and 8 is 48
The sum of 12 and 7 is 20


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Sunday, September 30, 2012
"What is the answer to the paradox with the four yellow statements. I can't seem to get it right."
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
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