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## 21. In the following problems, you are told something about the result, and you must determine what the contents of the boxes must have been, in order to obtain that result.

In these problems, the expression (number in box X) is abbreviated as (X).

For example: "Is (4) greater than (7)?"

means "Is (number in box 4) greater than (number in box 7)?"

In each of the following problems, no two boxes contain the same number.

Which of the boxes 1, 2, 3 CANNOT POSSIBLY contain the largest number, the smallest number?

**Answer:**

**Option A**

**Explanation :**

Given Box 4 = EITHER C or F

Also, (1) means number in Box 1.

For C,

IS (3) > (1) ? NO --(1)

IS (2) > (1) ? YES --(2)

For F,

IS (3) > (1) ? YES --(3)

IS (2) > (1) ? YES --(4)

IS (3) > (2) ? YES --(5)

ANSWER

Number in BOX 1 cannot be largest(refer (1), (2), (3) and (4)),

And, Number in BOX 3 cannot be smallest(refer (1), (3) and (5)).

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Bob, Question is which CANNOT POSSIBLY be smallest, not which box IS THE SMALLEST.

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Answer should be BOX1, BOX2

BOX1 cannot be largest as already given in explanation.

However, BOX3 is the smallest For C where 2 > 1 > 3. Hence, your explanation is wrong here.

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