# Can you solve this car-in-a-box puzzle? You're in the minority if you can

Can you figure out which box the car is in?

Are you one of those people who loves to click on a puzzle to waste time, only to click off again once you realise you haven’t got the brainpower for it, convincing yourself that you haven’t got the time after all?

So far, only a third of people can figure out this particular conundrum. So you might want to stick with this one – solve it and prove you belong among clever folk.

The puzzle – published on Brilliant.org by user Puzzlefizzy Is Awesome – is this: there are three boxes, one of which contains a car, and you have to figure out which. Easy, right? Actually no. But never fear, we’ve got the solution below if it’s giving you a headache just to think about it.

Check it out:

There are 3 boxes, exactly one of which has a car. You can keep the car if you pick the correct box.

On each box there is a statement, exactly one of which is true.

Box 1: The car is in this box.
Box 2: The car is not in this box.
Box 3: The car is not in box 1.

Which box has the car?

Got it? Aced it? Swaggering around smugly about what a massive brain-box you are? Or no? Don’t feel bad. Only 37 per cent of people have done it.