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#1 RoseOnPlayer

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 12:05 PM

I have a story to tell.

One morning, three persons decided to fish. An old man, an old guy, and an old boy. They decided to fish not in the same ponds, so they look in different places. When the afternoon came, old guy and old man have seen each other. I heard their conversation and they said the following:

Old guy: So how many fish did you get?
Old man: I think this isn't the lucky day for me. That's why I got nothing. Not even a nibble.
Old guy: Really? May I see your basket?
Old man: I don't need to show it to you just to prove you that I'm not lying.
Old guy: O.K.! I won't insist.
Old man: So how about you?
Old guy: I got three fishes. One for me. One for my wife. And one for my kid.
Old man: I thought you are single?
Old guy: That's just what you thought. Lol.

Then the old boy came.

Old boy: Woohoo! I got twelve. I'm so happy!
Old man: Really? Then that's good!
Old boy: I'll give one-sixth for my friend. One-fourth for my grandparents. One-half for my parents.
Old guy: Wow! I never thought your grandparents are still alive.
Old boy: They are indeed.

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Out of the given information above, who do you think is lying in the story (who's not telling the truth?)? If you say so, prove that the person you have chosen is the one not telling the truth.

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#2 brhan

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:29 PM

Spoiler for my solution

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#3 Aatif

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 02:58 PM

Spoiler for It runs in the family!

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#4 RoseOnPlayer

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:00 PM

Any other convincing answers? I'll let this thread open for a couple of days. Or maybe one week before I post answer?
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#5 bonanova

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:06 PM

Spoiler for None need be lying, but if I had to pick one, it would be ...

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#6 srt_anon

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:36 AM

Spoiler for Solution

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#7 RoseOnPlayer

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:14 PM

Everyone is trying their best. But no one has convinced me :lol:
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#8 Naruto Uzumaki

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:11 PM

Spoiler for I'm not sure but...

Edited by Naruto Uzumaki, 05 March 2008 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

Spoiler for shot across the bow

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#10 Lost in space

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:08 PM

Don't all fisherman lie??
Old Guy is lying - he would say I caught three - enough for the family to have one each, well that's how i wld put it
Also he boasts he has more fish.

Old boy lies too. he has 12 fish and does'nt throw a BBQ. He too weakly explains his product distribution.

Old man lies too. Does'nt want to share his fish, has nothing to hide by showing empty net.

Don't give me points - a bag of chips will do, no vinegar, but a little salt pls!
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