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# A man visits a town and....

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A man visits a town and in this town their are two types of people, people who tell the truth ALL the time, and people who lie ALL the time.

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?

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mm.

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

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If man A were a liar, how would he respond? If he were a truth teller, how would he respond?

The first question is intended to throw you off.

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If Man A was a liar he would answer, "I am a truth teller." If he was a truth teller he would answer, "I am a truth teller." So therefore Man B is a liar, because he said that Man A said he was a liar. The opposite goes to Man C. What is Man A? That answer is impossible to say, and the only reason why the last two are answerable is because the question was

What did he say
, not "Is he a liar or a truth teller?"
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Was man A a liar or a truth teller? We don't know, but we do know he claims to be a truthteller

Was man b a liar or a truth teller? Liar

Was man C a liar or a truth teller? Truthteller

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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 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

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correct.

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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 a truth teller -- Man B responded "He said he was a liar.

if B is a truth teller A is Liar

C said A is a truth teller. If C is lair A is a liar -- Man C said "He said he was a truth teller.

If C is a truth teller A is also a truth teller -- C in fact is a 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 B would not know this

I don't understand what you're concluding about B and C. Anything?

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