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Truth, Lie and Wisdom


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#11 spoxjox

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:36 AM

Here is a variation:

You approach the goddesses Truth, Lie, and Wisdom, without knowing who is which. You ask the goddess on your left, "Who sits beside you?" She answers, "Truth". You ask the goddess on your right, "Who sits beside you?" She answers, "Lie". Finally, you ask the goddess in the middle, "Who are you?" She answers, "Truth".

Who is the goddess on the left?
Wisdom. You cannot identify the other goddesses; based on their answers, either could be Lie and the other Truth.
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#12 mustavarest

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:12 PM

Hi folks - there can only be one answer. If M were Truth then M would have said so therefore neither M nor L can be Truth as L lied. R must therefore be Truth so M is Lie (as stated by Truth) and L must be Wisdom.
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#13 siscarjr

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:50 PM

Wiisdom - Lie - Truth

The lestmost, Wisdom who may occasionally lie, when asked who is beside her, may answer Truth.
The middle one, Lie, when asked who sits next to her, may answer Wisdom.
And the rightmost, Truth would always tell the truth - and that her neighbor is Lie.
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#14 shaggynuts24

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:04 PM

all questions were directed about who was in the middle

the 3 answers were --- truth - wisdom - lie

Truth would always tell the Truth --- so Truth would NOT name itself as Wisdom --- Truth is NOT in the middle

The one that said Truth is in the middle is telling a lie (either Wisdom or Lie)

That leaves the one that said Lie was in the middle, that MUST be Truth

answer = Wisdom - Lie - Truth
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#15 LogicAL

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:56 AM

I found Lie first.

L = Left, M = Middle, R = Right

M - Can't be Wisdom because that means both the other two are lying.
If M were Wisdom one of the other two would be Truth and therefore couldn't lie.

M - Must be Lie since she claimed to be Wisdom and this is obviously not true.

L - Must be Wisdom because she is the only other capable of lying and she claimed M is Truth.

R - Has to be truth because the other two lied.


I looked at the middle and went outward. Only two of them can say "I am Wisdom" and get away with it, Lie and Wisdom. But it cannot be Wisdom because neither one of the outsiders is saying that he is, so it must be Lie. If it is Lie then Right must Truth, leaving Wisdom for Left.
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#16 Thinker

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:57 AM

Wisdom - Lie - Truth
Reasons:
1. Truth cannot in left, since he cannot say other one is Truth
2. Truth cannot in middle, since he cannot say he is Wisdom
3. Truth should be sitting in right. Since he speaks truth the middle is Lie.
4. The remaining in left must be Wisdom.
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#17 void28

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:34 PM

Three goddesses were sitting in an old Indian temple. Their names were Truth (always true), Lie (always lying) and Wisdom (sometimes lying). There was the following conversation:
Asking the left one: "Who is sitting next to you?"
"Truth," she answered.
Asking the middle one: "Who are you?"
"Wisdom."
And at last question for the right one: "Who is your neighbor?"
"Lie," she replied.
Now it is clear who is who.

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#18 NymphCRF250

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:07 PM

Spoiler for i say its

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#19 lulu1221

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:58 AM

[quote name='rookie1ja' date='Mar 30 2007, 08:52 AM' post='62']
Truth, Lie and Wisdom - Back to the Logic Problems
Three goddesses were sitting in an old Indian temple. Their names were Truth (always true), Lie (always lying) and Wisdom (sometimes lying). There was the following conversation:
Asking the left one: "Who is sitting next to you?"
"Truth," she answered.
Asking the middle one: "Who are you?"
"Wisdom."
And at last question for the right one: "Who is your neighbor?"
"Lie," she replied.
Now it is clear who is who.

WOW, WHEN I FIRTS READ THIS MY BRAIN FROZE, BUT I WAS THINKING TO HARD...I HOPE I GO IT RIGHT.
HERE GOES I USED THE CANCELATION METHOD, SORT OF.
1=LEFT
2=MIDDLE
3=RIGHT
TRUTH CANNOT BE 1 BECAUSE SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE MIDDLE, ACCORDING TO THE FIRST QUESTION. THE SECOND QUESTIONS TELLS US WHO IS 2, AGAIN IT IS NOT TRUTH BECAUSE THE ANSWER IS WISDOM, SO TRUTH HAS TO BE IN 3. THE LAST QUESTION, ANSWERED BY TRUTH AS WE NOW KNOW TELLS US THAT LIE IS 2 SO WISDOM IS 1. SO FROM LEFT TO RIGHT IT'S WISDOM, LIE, TRUTH. :)
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#20 Vishmi

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:18 AM

Good puzzle :)
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