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#41 rookie1ja

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:26 PM

Columbus egg
If I pick up 3 coins i will finde a gold ;-)
Begining conditions are in wrong form.


what condition in particular is wrong?
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#42 spoxjox

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

The two correct answers, both given on the first page, are
Spoiler for 1st

and
Spoiler for 2nd

Note that these are exactly equivalent statements; saying one is the same thing as saying the other.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:12 AM

You ensure you get the gold coin, by getting all of them.
Just say the following sentences:

-The gold coin is the most valuble of the 3.
-The silver coin is less valuble than the gold.
-The copper coin is the least valuble coin.

All sentences are true, and there is no limit specified on the statements :unsure: you can make or how many coins you can have.

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#44 wbrode

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:48 AM

I agreed with the 2 correct answers and tried to find my own, what about:

"You will give me the gold coin unless this statement is false"

Either it is true and he gives you the gold coin, or it is false and he doesn't give you any coin, which makes it true. The counterargument is that it is false because he could give me any coin, but then the statement is false so that he won't give me a coin which makes the statement true. It is a bit more confusing than the other answers, but I think it should still work.
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#45 juplm

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:12 PM

Cool ideas
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#46 Sanjurjo

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:46 AM

To get all the coins,

"You will either give me all the coins, or you will give me nothing."

It either creates a paradox, or it forces the hand of the dealer.

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#47 juplm

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:44 PM

To get all the coins,

"You will either give me all the coins, or you will give me nothing."

It either creates a paradox, or it forces the hand of the dealer.

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cool :)

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#48 simonshark

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:39 PM

What about "there is a gold coin and I want it." wouldn't that work?

Edited by simonshark, 03 February 2008 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:46 AM

What about "there is a gold coin and I want it." wouldn't that work?


Being as that is a true statement, but does not force a decision on which coin they will give you, no.

You do want the gold coin, but that dosen't mean they have to give it to you to make your statement true.

So, you'll keep on wanting the gold coin, but you'll have the copper.
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#50 TwoaDay

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:26 AM

id just say "i'm lying" and while everyones confused, take the gold coi n and run
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