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# Can You Solve the Self-Counting Sentence Riddle?

Brain teasers are called that for a reason. Though a logic puzzle may seem pretty straightforward, these conundrums are designed to trip you up. In the self-counting sentence riddle by Presh Talwalkar of the MindYourDecisions YouTube channel, all you have to do is fill in the blanks. Easy enough, right?

## The Riddle

Insert numbers in the blanks to make this sentence true:

"In this sentence, the number of occurrences of the digit 0 is __,

of the digit 1 is __,

of the digit 2 is __,

of the digit 3 is __,

of the digit 4 is __,

of the digit 5 is __,

of the digit 6 is __,

of the digit 7 is __,

of the digit 8 is __,

and of the digit 9 is __."

Watch the video below to hear the puzzle again, and watch how to solve it, step-by-step. Psst — there are two solutions presented in the video! You can find both answers in the video below, and by scrolling down to read.

#### Can You Solve the Self-Counting Sentence Riddle?

There are two solutions here, but they're both trickier than they seem...

##### MIND-BENDING LOGIC PUZZLE - The Self-Counting Sentence
– MindYourDecisions

## The Answer

One solution to the puzzle is this:

"In this sentence, the number of occurrences of the digit 0 is 1,

of the digit 1 is 11,

of the digit 2 is 2,

of the digit 3 is 1,

of the digit 4 is 1,

of the digit 5 is 1,

of the digit 6 is 1,

of the digit 7 is 1,

of the digit 8 is 1,

and of the digit 9 is 1."

The other solution to the puzzle that's presented in the video is this:

"In this sentence, the number of occurrences of the digit 0 is 1,

of the digit 1 is 7,

of the digit 2 is 3,

of the digit 3 is 2,

of the digit 4 is 1,

of the digit 5 is 1,

of the digit 6 is 1,

of the digit 7 is 2,

of the digit 8 is 1,

and of the digit 9 is 1."

Watch the video above to learn how this puzzle was solved. How'd you do?

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