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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:29 PM
Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:28 PM
A) If she is right, then the crocodile must return him.
B) If she is wrong, then she is given back her child alive anyway.
Assuming that the crocodile is telling the truth, then he must return the child. Another possibilty would be that if she is right, the crocodile could return the child dead or injured. It does not say that the kid cannot be returned dead or hurt...
Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:17 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 03:33 AM
The only way the croc can return the child is if he hasn't eaten the child. Therefore, the mother's statement must be: "You will not eat my child." That must be his fate to be returned uneaten.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:29 AM
Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:41 AM
Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:02 AM
Don't be embarressed
Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:29 PM
Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:24 PM
I would think that the only way to make ANY sense of the situation is for the woman to repeat back to the croc EXACTLY what he said to HER: "If I guess right, you'll give my baby back, if I dont, you'll eat him. That's what you'll do to him." He'd have to return the baby, because she's CORRECT NO MATTER WHAT. Eh? hehehe
ur statement seems partially true
had the croc's st8ment been like
"If you guess, what I will do with him", I will return him
so the mother could repeat "if you guess, what will I do with him" and the croc wud return the kid
but the quote includes the words " I will return him" so the logic doesnt work
I think the mother could say anything to retrieve the chiild
since all the croc wants is the mother to "GUESS"
he dint say predict the fate or speak the truth or sumthin liek that
so the mother could go on and guess anything random related to the child in order to save him
If you read the original problem, the person who listed it equated "guess" to "predict the fate", so your last paragraph is false
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