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    Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:05
Post a riddle or answer this one!


My riddle:


There are three doors: two doors lead to death, one door leads to safety.

The three doors are guarded by three men. One will always lie, one always tells the truth, and one will tell the truth sometimes. You have no idea which man guards which door.

You can ask only one question.

What is your question?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:10
That's an old one!

The answer question is: "If I were to ask you if this is the correct door, would you say 'yes'"?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:15
Ah..

I am used to the normal batch of global players.

I'll find another one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:18
Riddle:

Today he is there to trip you up and he will torture you tomorrow. Yet he is also there to ease the pain, when you are lost in grief and sorrows!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:19
Lol I can't get my head round that first one even when I know the answer.

EDIT:

So you are the 'sometimes' guy and you are standing infront of the safe door.

Person walks up to you and says "if I were to ask you if this was the safe door, would you say 'yes'?"

Now if you were currently telling the truth you would say 'yes'. But ONLY if you knew that if the same person came back to you later and asked "if this the right door?" that you would say yes. If you knew you were going to lie later you would say 'no' to the initial question. If you didn't know if you might lie or tell the truth later you would have to say you didn't know.

If you were currently lying you would say 'yes'. But ONLY if you knew that if the same person came back to you later and asked "if this the right door?" that you would say no. If you knew you were going to tell the truth later you would say 'no' to the initial question. If you didn't know if you might lie or tell the truth later you have to randomly pick either yes or no (but not say you didn't know cos that'd be the truth).

Basically... I reckon Kelis answer above gives a good solution if there are only two doors and 2 men and no 'sometimes' guy. The sometimes guy messes things up and it is impossible to say whether he is standing infront of the safe or death door unless you get more information about the problem (like: "the 'sometimes' guy sometimes lies and sometimes tells the truth, but he is consistent for 2 questions at a time from 1 person)

Then you could change your question to "If the next question I ask you is 'is this the safe door' would you say 'yes'?"

SOLVED (kinda) :D


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:52
An the answer to the second one is StormCrow - he tortures me today by making me wait for updates. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 03:57
Beer! (or alcohol in general)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 04:02
The answer was Alcohol!  Congratulations to Sigmund Arcturus for answering it first.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 04:03
The third riddle:

Who killed one-fourth of mankind?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2011 at 04:11
Rats
Doesn't look good... doesn't look bad either!

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