The 4 cards

Before you are four cards on the table. The front side has an ‘A’ or a ‘B’ on it. The back has a ‘1’ or a ‘2’ on it. As you can see, two cards show their front side, and the other two cards show their back side.
A friend of mine thinks that on the back of every card with a ‘B’ there is a ‘2’.
Which card(s) do you turn to test his hypothesis?


This is not an original problem, and the source is unknown to me. I guess it is from somewhere in the twentieth century. I was recently reminded of it when thumbing through James Fixx “More games for the superintelligent”, a mensa publication. I hope to get back to this puzzle in a later post.

You can check your solutions here


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