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 sum of 5 and 8 is 13
The sum of 8 and 9 is 17
The sum of 12 and 3 is 15
The product of 11 and 3 is 33
The product of 10 and 1 is 10
The product of 1 and 6 is 6
The product of 4 and 10 is 50
The sum of 7 and 7 is 15
The sum of 7 and 7 is 15
The product of 6 and 6 is 42
The sum of 12 and 2 is 15
The product of 1 and 2 is 4


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