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## Homework Statement

An explorer is captured by a group of cannibals. There are two types of cannibals--those who always tell the truth and those who always lie. The cannibals will barbecue the explore unless he can determine whether a particular cannibal always lies or always tells the truth. He is allowed to ask the cannibal exactly one question. Find a question that the explorer can use to determine whether the cannibal always lies or always tells the truth.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I am not sure where to start. Is there a systematic way to formulate the appropriate question with propositional logic and truth tables, or must one just have divine inspiration?