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Friday, May 25, 2007

Hardest logic puzzle ever

"Three gods A, B, and C are called, in some order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random matter. Your task is to determine the identities of A, B, and C by asking three yes-no questions; each question must be put to exactly one god. The gods understand English, but will answer all questions in their own language, in which the words for yes and no are 'da' and 'ja', in some order. You do not know which word means which."

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1 Comments:

Blogger nowhun said...

hmmm, I came up with an "exploding head" solution, which may be out of bounds. Need to get back to work before this one drags me into a spiral :)

4:22 PM  

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