The Magic Cakes Puzzle - Solution

The Puzzle:

The Magic Cakes
In Hungry Horace's kitchen there were three tins. Each tin contained three delicious cakes:

One night Horace crept into the kitchen, opened the three tins, and ate three of the cakes.

The surprising thing was, when Horace went back to bed, each tin still contained three cakes.

How did he do it? Were they REALLY magic cakes?

Our Solution:

Horace ate the cakes in the large tin, then he put the middle tin into the empty tin.

So when Horace went back to bed, every tin contained three cakes again!

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt

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