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Posted 03/04/2008   06:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I will sort out a selection of Aussie stamps for the first person to answer this one correctly. If no one gets the right answer you can all send me stamps LOL.

A man is travelling down a road and comes to a fork in the road. One way goes to town A and the other way goes to Town B, but the sign post is missing. He is heading to town A, but does not know which way to go. There are two men standing at the fork. One of the men always tells the truth and the other man always lies (but he doesn't know which is which). Our traveller can only ask one question. What question can he ask that will help him get to town A?

There is no time limit on this contest.

Steve
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Posted 03/04/2008   06:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Erm, I'm not sure if there is a catch, but do we get more than one guess? If so, the traveller should ask:

the man who tells the truth: where is A?

the man who tells lies: where is A, and then go the opposite way..
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Posted 03/04/2008   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The only problem is, he doesn't know which one tells the truth and which one lies.

Let's give time for others to have a guess, then I might consider giving you another guess.

Steve

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Edited by Triggersmob - 03/04/2008 08:08 am
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Posted 03/04/2008   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now that is a problem..
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Posted 03/04/2008   08:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sure, sure.... The generous kid is feeling generous today.. But seriously, I can't figure it out anyways of how to get them both to point in the same direction..
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Posted 03/04/2008   6:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are geezers allowed to try?
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Posted 03/04/2008   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This has already made my brain hurt!

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Posted 03/05/2008   04:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone can enter, even you Tom. LOL

Steve
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Posted 03/05/2008   06:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The traveler can ask either man this question:

"If I ask that other man which road leads to Town B, which road will he point to?"

When asked this question, both men will point to the road which leads toward Town A.

The truthful man will point toward Town A because it is true that if I asked the other man the which road leads to Town B the other man would lie and point toward Town A.

The liar will point toward Town A because if I asked the the other man which road leads to Town B the other man would be truthful and point toward Town B.
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Posted 03/05/2008   06:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tom, you are an absolute gun... [:D
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Posted 03/05/2008   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You got it, Tom. Well done.

By asking one person, which way the other one would send you, the truth and lies are cancelled out.

I still have your address Tom, so I will put the envelope in the mail shortly.

Good job

Steve
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Posted 03/05/2008   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Steve for running a great contest!

You sure do have funny names for towns in Australia!
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Posted 03/05/2008   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good job Tom! And yes, they do have funny names for "towns" in Australia!
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Posted 03/05/2008   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now I know where they filmed the A-team and all those B-movies. (groan)
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Posted 03/05/2008   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I tried to keep in simple, because I know you yanks can't spell. LOL

Truely though we do have some funny names over here. I have a mining investment in a town called Widgemooltha. Another town not to far away is called Koolyanobbin and one just down the road from here is Gidgegannup.


Steve
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Posted 03/05/2008   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now those sound like Dr. Suess!
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