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A Fruity Kind of Problem (Posted on 2005-08-10) Difficulty: 1 of 5
When Levik was a young man he spent a summer working as a stockboy for a large grocery store. It was a rather strange grocery store, however, and they had a very peculiar way of arranging the fruit.

In one group you would find any of the following fruits:
apple, banana, grape, and orange.

In a different area you would find fruits like:
mango, nectarine, peach, and pear.

One day a new crate of fruit arrived and Levik wasn't sure where to put it. Where would you put a crate labeled strawberry?

See The Solution Submitted by Erik O.    
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Solution One way | Comment 6 of 15 |
In the first group, all have 3 consonants, one from the first half of the alphabet and two from the second half.

In the second group, some have 3 consonants, but 2 are from the first half of the alphabet.  Nectarine has 5 consonants, 4 of which are from the second half of the alphabet, so the rule can't just be to have more consonants from the second half.

So Strawberry would go with the second group

  Posted by Larry on 2005-08-11 18:09:28
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