gudskepteacal wrote:My neighbor just looked it up on her Wiki app with her smartphone. I'm such a dumb*#%! Sorry, I'm done now.
gudskepteacal wrote:Well, if that didn't get your goat, try this riddle on fer size:
There were 3 prisoners and one is blind. [for pc crowd: all were wrongfully arrested and convicted] One day the sheriff came to the prisoners and said, "The prisons are full and the Powers That Be have decided to thin the pop. by method of dedicated problem solving. I will free you all if just one can give me the correct answer to this problem. In a dark room, where none could see, he produced 2 white hats and 3 red hats and put one on each prisoner. While blindfolded, he led them outside in the light of day and arranged them in a circle aprox. 5' from each other. He then removed the blindfolds and declared, "I'll let all of you go if one can tell me what color hat he has on." He asked the first prisoner who could see and they said, "No.". He asked the second prisoner who could also see and they said, "No.". The sheriff then asked the blind prisoner who correctly answered; thereby setting them all free. The riddle is, What color hat was it and How did he know.
Both parts must be answered correctly for full credit.
frrostedman wrote:gudskepteacal wrote:My neighbor just looked it up on her Wiki app with her smartphone. I'm such a dumb*#%! Sorry, I'm done now.
I didn't get it either. But the logic is so simple. Devise a question so that both guards are involved, so that no matter what you will get a lie. I think the reason I, and maybe you, didn't get it is, it seems to defy some mathematical law, in that a truth + a lie is always a lie. And I tend to think very much in mathematical terms. So the answer eluded me, because it just doesn't add up properly. Mathematically, a truth + a lie should equal zero. I know that sounds like a stretch of an excuse but I bet both you and I thought of the correct answer but immediately dismissed it, not realizing the viability in something so lopsided as 1 truth + 1 lie = 1 lie.
So, I guess you found out. The question is, "What exit will the other guy say is the safe exit?" Whichever one the guard points to, is the exit to avoid.