The first box includes four months, and these are June, September, April and November.

The second box only includes March.

The third box contains May, August, July, December and January.

What should be in box 4, and why?


1 Answer 1


The answer is


Because the months given are

increasing in length.

Box 1:

April, June, September and November last 30 days

Box 2:

March lasts 31 days minus 1 hour because of time change

Box 3:

January, May, July, August, December last 31 days

Box 4:

October lasts 31 days plus 1 hour because of time change

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ “What?? That can’t possibly… oh. $\endgroup$
    – Sneftel
    Dec 9, 2023 at 11:38
  • 6
    $\begingroup$ But your reasoning for Box 2 only happens in certain countries. Not in countries like India. $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Dec 9, 2023 at 14:18
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ The reasoning also doesn't work in the southern hemisphere. $\endgroup$
    – Penguino
    Dec 13, 2023 at 22:03

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