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You have 10 boxes and 44 marbles. Is it possible to put all of your marbles in the boxes in such a way that each box contains a different number of marbles?

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  1. No, in order to have a different number of marbles in each of the boxes you would need at least 55 marbles.

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  2. no
    try with the smallest possible sum
    1+2+3+4 ..
    1+2+...+8+9 = 45
    adding up the marbles in the first 9 boxes is 45, so we don't even have enough marbles to use the smallest numbers possible

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