Do you like Riddles?

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Do you like Riddles?

Postby DesertExplorer » 27 Dec 2015 21:15

There are two kinds of people on a mysterious island. There are so-called Honestants who speak always the truth, and the others are Swindlecants who always lie.
Three fellows (A, B and C) are having a quarrel at the market. A gringo goes by and asks the A fellow: "Are you an Honestant or a Swindlecant?" The answer is incomprehensible so the gringo gives another quite logical question to B: "What did A say?" B answers: "A said that he is a Swindlecant." And to that says the fellow C: "Do not believe B, he is lying!"
Who is B and C?
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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby Summerlander » 27 Dec 2015 21:19

C could be lying, too. I'm as confused as a gringo! :-D

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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby DesertExplorer » 27 Dec 2015 21:23

After 2 hours I will reveal the answer. No worries. No one gets it the first time. Though, it's simple, really..
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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby DesertExplorer » 27 Dec 2015 23:21

It is impossible that any inhabitant of such an island says: "I am a liar." An honestant would thus be lying and a swindlecant would be speaking truth. So B must have been lying and therefore he is a swindlecant. And that means that C was right saying B is lying - so C is an honestant. However, it is not clear what is A.
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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby DesertExplorer » 27 Dec 2015 23:21

Ready for the next one?
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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby Summerlander » 27 Dec 2015 23:23

Shoot!

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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby DesertExplorer » 27 Dec 2015 23:35

Afterwards he meets another two aborigines. One says: "I am a Swindlecant or the other one is an Honestant."
Who are they?

HINT (Not everybody is a programmer or just knows about it): Logical disjunction is a statement "P or Q". Such a disjunction is false if both P and Q are false. In all other cases it is true. Note that in everyday language, use of the word "or" can sometimes mean "either, but not both" (e.g., "would you like tea or coffee?"). In logic, this is called an "exclusive disjunction" or "exclusive or" (xor).
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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby Summerlander » 28 Dec 2015 12:00

I sussed it out. You're a Swindlecunt. Therefore, everythinh you said, with all its disjunctions and disfunctions, is a load of tosh. :mrgreen:

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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby DesertExplorer » 28 Dec 2015 16:45

Swindlec(u)nt?? LOL
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Re: Do you like Riddles?

Postby Arcus » 29 Dec 2015 14:56

DesertExplorer wrote:Afterwards he meets another two aborigines. One says: "I am a Swindlecant or the other one is an Honestant."
Who are they?


Aha! he is being honest about being a Swindlecant, but lying about the other being an Honestant. He is allowed to do this because he still lied in the statement.

So they are both Swindlecants. :D


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