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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:38 PM

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An anthropologist studying a primitive tribe in a remote location in the Amazon basin, had uncovered a strange tribal custom. Whereby, if a husband found out his wife was unfaithful to him, he must execute her in a public ceremony in front of the whole tribe on the same day at midnight. It so happened that every man in the tribe knew about every cheating wife except his own, since telling a man about his cheating wife was against the tribal honor code. On the day of his departure, the anthropologist held a tribal meeting and made the announcement: “I know there are unfaithful wives in this tribe.” On the ninth day thereafter all cheating wives were executed at the same time.
How many unfaithful wives were there?

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:32 AM

OK I'll Bite!

Why was Queen Henrietta Revered?
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:21 PM

The night the 40 men died, she successfully wiped out the future of Mamajorcan population
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:21 AM

She successfully eliminated adultery.
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#5 walkingagh

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:17 PM

I think they should be able to figure out how many unfaithful men there are.

They can just ask eachother how many unfaithful men the other woman knows. If they ever get an answer that higher than their number then their husband is a cheater!
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#6 tranluuha

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:35 PM

Okay, the women in this kingdom are cheaters and good at maths
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#7 unreality

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:51 PM

okay i will. gimme a sec

okay u edited ur post so iguess u dont want it explained any more?
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

why was the queen revered
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#9 unreality

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:21 PM

She successfully eliminated adultery.



thats why
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:19 PM

There is one possible weakness in this solution, which you may want to address in an edit or a future post.

If any husband was faithful on the day of the proclamation, but became unfaithful during the first 40 days, wouldn't that throw the logic out of order in such a way as to be impossible to tell the exact number?

Just curious since I haven't actually thought it through and I'm too tired to figure the long term effects.

Little help?
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