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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 10 Oct '03 22:07
    In a land you have Royal Knights and you have Filthy Thieves, Knights ALWAYS speak the truth and Thieves ALWAYS lie!

    Person A sais to Person B: 'At least one of us is a thief'

    What can you now say about A and B?

    Olav
  2. 11 Oct '03 00:41
    Originally posted by LivingLegend
    In a land you have Royal Knights and you have Filthy Thieves, Knights ALWAYS speak the truth and Thieves ALWAYS lie!

    Person A sais to Person B: 'At least one of us is a thief'

    What can you now say about A and B?

    Olav

    That depends !

  3. 11 Oct '03 01:16
    It was a royal knight speaking from a pairing of a royal knight and a filthy thief. If there had been two royal knights, a knight couldn't make that statement as it wouldn't be true. A thief couldn't make a statement admiting that either one or two of the pairing were thieves as that would be a true statement.
    Correct?
  4. 11 Oct '03 08:22
    Originally posted by rob73
    It was a royal knight speaking from a pairing of a royal knight and a filthy thief. If there had been two royal knights, a knight couldn't make that statement as it wouldn't be true. A thief couldn't make a statement admiting that either one or two of the pairing were thieves as that would be a true statement.
    Correct?
    That is correct, this was one of the more easy problems I had..