Brain Game: The Candy Machine

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Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge:

A candy machine has three buttons: one labeled RED, one labeled BLUE, and one labeled SURPRISE. When working correctly, the RED button should provide a red candy, the BLUE button a blue candy, and the SURPRISE button either a red candy or a blue candy. But someone changed the stickers on the buttons of this machine so that NONE of the three buttons are correctly labeled.

With this in mind...

How many of the machine's buttons
do you have to push in order to learn
the candy colors that each button will provide?

Here is the ANSWER.

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