Originally posted by CalJustYou give too much away.
This is an old one, but still one of my favorites:
There is a vacancy for the job of Apprentice Logician and there are three applicants.
The Master Logician has the three candidates enter a room which has no mirrors. He tells them "I have here a box with three black hats and two white hats. In a minute I will blindfold you and put one of these hats on ...[text shortened]... r,for a while and after about a minute one gets up and knocks on the door.
How did he reason?
Originally posted by AThousandYoungI gather the dude figured it out because the others could not, nor would he if he was in their shoes. Not sure what that leaves ME though
We see two black hats.
What are the possibilities?
1) I have a black hat.
2) I have a white hat.
What do the others see?
1) two black hats or
2) one white, one black
Originally posted by KewpieAs I said, the Master is fair, so everybody had the same chance.
I'm sure he's wearing a black hat, but I'm having trouble writing out the reasoning. If the other two don't know what they're wearing, they must be seeing just what he's seeing. But I don't think that makes sense.