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I have to do this for math and I cannot figure it out.

There are 3 sealed boxes. (You can't see what's inside) ALL THREE are labeled incorrectly. The labels are "oranges" "apples" and "oranges and apples". If you take only one piece of fruit from ONE box, is it possible to correctly label all three boxes. And I need all possibilities.

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I believe it is possible to label all the boxes correctly. When you pick fruits from the first two incorrectly labeled boxes, you will know what fruit is in the third box. From there, it is a simple matter of logic.

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You can only pick from one box
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Yes. However, I am going to let you figure out which box. ;)

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Yes but I can't figure it out, can you please help?
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Let's start with a wrong answer. You pick something from the box labeled "oranges". You get an orange, does that tell you anything? You should know which label goes on that box now.

I'll give more hints if you want them. I hate to ruin puzzles for people.
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Do you know all of the possibilities? If you do, can you give me a hint and tell me how many there are?
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Because I have to put all of the wrong and right.
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I'm not sure what you mean. Are you supposed to make an exhaustive list of every result from every pick you can make?
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I can see the way I think about this problem is different from the way they want you to do it... I need to start over... hmm....
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This is a permutation problem, and this is not something I am very good at. You will have to check my work. I think there are 6 ways to arrange the labels:
(3!) / (3 - 3)! = 3! / 0! = 6
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Does that look familiar? Is it better if I say there are 3! ways to arrange 3 objects if you use them all?
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I honestly don't understand that equation, but thanks anyways
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Sorry... when I read they wanted all the possibilities I wrongly assumed it was for a statistics course.

Anyways, there are 6 ways to arrange the labels if you leave the boxes alone. You can write these down easily. Is that what you're supposed to do?
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