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Can you solve the rebel supplies riddle? - Alex Gendler

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You’re overseeing the delivery of supplies to a rebel base in the heart of enemy territory. To get past customs, all packages must follow this rule: if a box is marked with an even number on the bottom, it must be sealed with a red top. One of the four boxes was sealed incorrectly, but they lost track of which one. Can you figure out which box it is and save the day? Alex Gendler shows how.

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Read here to learn more about affirming the consequent and other logical fallacies. Or, check out the original research paper showing that people are better at solving problems in specific social contexts rather than abstract logical scenarios.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Director Outis
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-checker Brian Gutierrez
  • See more