|Feb6-09, 12:23 AM||#1|
Here ya go:
The Sheriff of Nottingham had rounded up three suspects in the theft of a horse. (To the Sheriffís dismay though, none of them were Robin Hood!) His informants from the local hamlet market all told him that each of his suspects was either a Knight, a Liar or a Knave, but the information conflicted and he couldnít be certain just who was who, let alone who actually did it. He did know, however, that a Knight was honour-bound to always tell the truth, a Liar was, well, always a liar, and that Knaves always alternated between telling the truth and a lie.
In order to sort this all out, he put the suspects (A, B and C) in the same room, and told them to each make, in turn, a total of 3 statements, from which the Sheriff hoped to deduce the truth. The suspects stated the following:
A. B didnít do it!
B. Iím always truthful!
C. Aís the Knave!
A. I didnít do it!
B. Aís last statement was a lie!
C. Bís last statement was a lie!
A. Cís last statement was a lie!
B. I didnít do it!
C. Well, I didnít do it either!
Hm-m-mm!! Who was which, and who did the Sheriff conclude actually did it, thereby saving the poor serfs of the Shire the expense of a long and completely unnecessary trial?
|Feb6-09, 12:51 AM||#2|
|Feb6-09, 10:58 AM||#3|
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