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17 March 2010 12:56
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Answer this one, and post one of your own etc:

What do does man want, but no man want to lose?


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17 March 2010 13:03
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A lawsuit.

A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?


17 March 2010 13:16
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Quote from ebphotographic
A lawsuit.



Cool answer.

You could also have said - "a bald head."  emoticon
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18 March 2010 22:32
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Does the man say, "I'm going to be in prison for 6 years"?
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19 March 2010 11:16
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Why is there only one monopolies and mergers commision?
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19 March 2010 12:13
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Why is there only one monopolies and mergers commision?


It's a regulatory organisation, not a commercial venture.

Next.
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19 March 2010 12:30
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Does the man say, "I'm going to be in prison for 6 years"?



Wouldn't work. The judge would simply say "I sentence you to 6 years in Prison."

The judge, knowing the penal system, knows full well that the guy will probably serve 3 years max, so WON'T actually be going to prison for 6 years, making it a false statement, thus honouring  his (the judge's) bargain.




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20 March 2010 00:17
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Wouldn't work. The judge would simply say "I sentence you to 6 years in Prison."

The judge, knowing the penal system, knows full well that the guy will probably serve 3 years max, so WON'T actually be going to prison for 6 years, making it a false statement, thus honouring  his (the judge's) bargain.




Okay, so the defendant says, "You will serve me with 6 years in prison". It doesn't matter if he doesn't actually do 6 full years; but he's served with it. If he's served 6 years, that means he's telling the truth, but he'd only get 6 years if he were lying according to the puzzle.
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21 March 2010 13:14
whicker
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I see what you mean, but that doesn't sound right, A statement about the future isn't really true OR false. The guy could say "England will win the 2010 World Cup" for example. ....


I think the answer is the guy says - " I did the crime, but my Siamese twin Brother is innocent." The judge knows this to be true .


Because they are Siamese twins, the judge can't send EITHER to prison, because one of them is innoncent.

So the guilty one makes a true statement and gets off.
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24 March 2010 00:27
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I see what you mean, but that doesn't sound right, A statement about the future isn't really true OR false. The guy could say "England will win the 2010 World Cup" for example. ....


I think the answer is the guy says - " I did the crime, but my Siamese twin Brother is innocent." The judge knows this to be true .


Because they are Siamese twins, the judge can't send EITHER to prison, because one of them is innoncent.

So the guilty one makes a true statement and gets off.



There's no reason why one can't be an accessory to the crime. If it's really the case that we have to somehow accept that the judge knew only one of them could do it, then the original question in the puzzle (what did the man say?) is irrelevant, and therefore the puzzle is flawed.
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