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#1 TwoaDay

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 11:36 PM

A contest is fixed. Everyone knows it, including the contestants. One of the contestants, however, makes it to the final round.

The master of ceremonies presents the following challenge:
"this box contains two slips of paper. One says 'winner' the other says 'loser' you have to select the one that says winner without looking. The contestant knows the challenge is fixed so he relizes that both slips say 'loser'. How can he select one slip and win the challenge?

he cant declare the contest a fraud because hed lose what he has already won.
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#2 Jkyle1980

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 03:23 AM

If the two slips are supposed to say "Winner" and "Loser" then he simply picks either slip. He then insists that they read the leftover slip. If the leftover slip says "Winner", it would imply he lost. If is says "Loser" than he wins.
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#3 TwoaDay

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 03:31 AM

correct, i suggest he he eats the slip he picks to make sure they dont deny him
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:22 AM

Just eat one slip, and make all to see the other.
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#5 MysteryKidakaJohnDoe

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:51 AM

Spoiler for my solution

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:08 AM

he cant declare the contest a fraud because hed lose what he has already won.



Spoiler for my solution



your answer can't work. because then he would lose what he won
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#7 TwoaDay

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:49 AM

thats right, if he exposes the fraud he will lose all his money.
if i were him, after i recieved my money i would expose the fraud but if i did that somebody would probably find a way to sue me.

well eating one is the right answer
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