Puzzles & Quizzes

Can You Solve the Coin Flip Puzzle?

Can you solve the coin flip puzzle? This fun brain teaser (or trick, even) can be performed in any setting. Give it a try!

Here's the Puzzle

You have 11 coins, and each coin has a white side and a black side. Five of the coins are currently white side up, and the other six coins are black side up. How can you separate the coins into two piles, each with the same number of white sides showing, all while your eyes are shut? Watch the video below for the full explanation, then scroll down for the answer.

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Here's the Answer

Ready for the answer? You need to take five coins at random and flip them all over. No matter how many white coins you take, you'll end up with the same number of white coins in both piles. Cool, right? Watch the video below for the full answer.

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Written by Curiosity Staff May 6, 2018

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