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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:35 AM

You meet four quadruplets at a party with a unique character flaw: they are all liars. When answering questions, the youngest of them lies every other time. The second youngest lies twice for every three questions. The next oldest lies three times for every four questions. And the oldest lies four times for every five questions. Each person must maintain their rate of telling lies but does not have to tell them in a pattern....eg. The oldest must tell four lies and one truthful answer for every five questions, so if asked five questions they may respond with lie, lie, true, lie, lie..then when asked another five questions they may respond with true, lie, lie, lie, lie. What is the minimum amount of questions needed to work out the order of birth for the quadruplets if you can't repeat questions or ask the same person a question consecutively?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

 

 

 

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

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