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# A man visits a town and....

### #1

Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:10 AM

So he goes up to man A, and asks him "Are you a liar or a truth teller?"

He didn't hear the response, but man B and C who were right next to him did. He asked them "What did he say?" Man B responded "He said he was a liar." "Man C said "He said he was a truth teller."

Was man A a liar or a truth teller?

Was man b a liar or a truth teller?

Was man C a liar or a truth teller?

### #2

Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:26 AM

I can't remember the answer but this is on the site already.

It's an honestant/swindelcant puzzly in the logic problems section

it's a cool one though

martini'll probably lock it

### #3

Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:36 AM

### #4

Posted 25 November 2007 - 05:43 AM

### #5

Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:00 AM

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #6

Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:24 AM

the solution is as follows

B said A is a liar. if B is a liar then A is a

**truth teller**

if B is a truth teller A is

**Liar**

C said A is a truth teller. If C is lair A is a

**liar**

If C is a truth teller A is also a

**truth teller**

But it is impossible to know surely because if A is a liar then would say he is truth teller But C or B

*would not know this*

### #7

Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:25 PM

### #8

Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:24 PM

I don't understand what you're concluding about B and C. Anything?Assuming the answer given by A is not subjected by whether he (A) is liar or a truth teller,

the solution is as follows

B said A is a liar. if B is a liar then A is atruth teller-- Man B responded "Hesaidhe was a liar.

if B is a truth teller A isLiar

C said A is a truth teller. If C is lair A is aliar-- Man C said "Hesaidhe was a truth teller.

If C is a truth teller A is also atruth teller-- C in factisa truth teller. But that does not mean A is a truth teller.

But it is impossible to know surely because if A is a liar then would say he is truth teller But C or Bwould not know this

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

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