# Brain teaser, reminds The lady or the tiger

• petkish
In summary, the conversation revolves around a recently opened brain teaser website that features puzzles built around logic and set theory, all inspired by Raymond M. Smullyan's "The Lady or the Tiger". The puzzles increase in difficulty as they are solved and feedback from mathematicians is welcomed for potential improvements. The conversation also mentions the addition of vampires, wizards, and humans to the puzzles, each with their own unique characteristics.
petkish
Brain teaser, reminds "The lady or the tiger"

I would appreciate if you evaluate my recently opened brain teaser site http://rooms.jmpup.com"
Well, the puzzles are all build around logics and the set theory, all remind "Lady or tiger" by Raymond M.Smullyan, and all are generated on the fly.
Puzzle strength is growing as you successfully solve them.
Would be very nice to hear something from mathematicians in this forum, maybe there are ways to improve the machine.

Many thanks.

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So are we supposed to assume the doors are either right about everything they claim, or wrong about everything they claim?

grief said:
So are we supposed to assume the doors are either right about everything they claim, or wrong about everything they claim?
Yes, exactly!

We have added some life to the labyrinth. Meet Vampires, Wizards and Humans.
All three types are different, and you must treat them differently.
Have fun!

## 1. What is the story of "The Lady or the Tiger"?

The story of "The Lady or the Tiger" is a popular short story written by Frank R. Stockton. It is about a king who punishes criminals by sending them to an arena where they must choose between two doors. Behind one door is a beautiful woman whom they will marry, and behind the other is a fierce tiger that will kill them. The twist is that the king's daughter, who is in love with one of the criminals, knows which door holds which fate.

## 2. Is there a definitive answer to the ending of "The Lady or the Tiger"?

No, the ending of "The Lady or the Tiger" is left open to interpretation. Stockton purposely leaves the story ambiguous, allowing readers to decide for themselves whether the princess directs her lover towards the lady or the tiger.

## 3. What is the significance of the princess's decision in "The Lady or the Tiger"?

The princess's decision represents the struggle between love and jealousy. She must choose between letting her lover marry someone else or seeing him die. It also highlights the power dynamics between the king and his daughter, as she is the only one who knows the truth behind the doors.

## 4. Are there any clues in the story that hint towards the princess's decision?

Yes, there are some clues in the story that suggest the princess may have directed her lover towards the lady. For example, she is described as having a "wild, untrained love" and is fiercely loyal to her lover. Additionally, the lady behind the door is described as "one of his own class," implying that the princess may have chosen someone of her own social standing for her lover.

## 5. What is the purpose of the king's punishment in "The Lady or the Tiger"?

The king's punishment is a way for him to assert his power and control over his subjects. It also serves as a form of entertainment for the kingdom, as the citizens eagerly anticipate the outcome of each criminal's trial. Additionally, it highlights the barbaric and unjust nature of the king's rule.

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