Here is the story of three unhappy people: Angelica, Bernardo, and Cameron. Angelica and Cameron have been friends since childhood. Cameron is hopelessly in love with Angelica, but Angelica has always thought of Cameron as "just a friend".
During high school, a new boy, Bernardo, moves into the area. Bernardo immediately catches the attention of Angelica, who falls head-over-heels for him. However, Bernardo is not interested in women--he is strongly attracted to Cameron. Cameron, of course, is jealous of Bernardo, because he has stolen Angelica's love away. Angelica is angry at Cameron, because she feels that Bernardo's lack of attention to her is Cameron's fault. Bernardo is jealous of Angelica, who recieves all of Cameron's attention. What are these three to do?
(this is a rhetorical question--there is no need to answer it)
One day, you meet them, all together in a chat room. They are all using nicknames: Uberkewl, Vaxxipaxx, and Willywutang (in no particular order). Because they are so jealous and screwed-up, each of them will only answer a question truthfully only if:
- one of your last two questions was to their sweetheart, and
- your last question wasn't to the person with whom they are upset.
Otherwise, they will answer spitefully--giving you the answer that will confuse you the most.
Your task is to figure out who is who. Is it possible? If so, how many questions might you have to ask?
And of course you cannot ask them for their name, gender, or where they are from.
Edited by BMAD, 16 October 2013 - 05:52 PM.