Can You Open The Lock Using These Clues?

We have a number lock with a 3 digit code.

682: One digit is right and in its place

614: One digit is right but in the wrong place

206: Two digits are right but both are in the wrong place

738: All digits are wrong

380: One digit is right but in the wrong place

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The correct answer to the riddle is 042.

How? If you are thinking about how to solve the query then see the explanation below.

Clue 4: 738 (All digits are wrong)

We start here since it takes 7, 3, and 8 out of the combination. This gives us some groundwork and navigates us to the next clue where 3 and 8 are present.

Clue 5: 380 (One digit is right but in the wrong place)

We know from the previous clue that 3 and 8 are wrong, which makes 0 the right digit. But the clue tells us that it is in the wrongs place, which means 0 can be in either first or second place.

Clue 3: 206 (Two digits are right but both are in the wrong place)

We already know that 0 is the right digit, which means either 2 or 6 is right. Since this slue states that the two right digits are in the wrong place, we now know that the second place is the wrong place for 0.

Moreover, we know that 0 cannot be placed in the third place too. This gives us our first definitive answer, and now, we can say that 0 is placed in the first place.

Clue 1: 682 (One digit is right and in its place)

This clue sheds light on whether 6 is correct or not since we couldn’t figure it out on Clue 3. In this case, 6 is placed in the first position, which we know is the position of 0. Automatically, this makes 6 wrong, and 2 becomes the correct one.

Clue 2: 614 (One digit is right but in the wrong place)

At this point, no one can stop us. We already know that 6 is not right, and 1 and 4 are our prime suspects. When we look at 4, we see that it is in the place of digit 2. So, now know that 4 is wrongly placed, and according to this clue, one digit is right but it is at the wrong place. Which is why 4 goes to the second place.

Thus, the code is…

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