Puzzles - Simple!

Puzzles - Simple!

11 posts
17 March 2010
whicker
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whicker
Answer this one, and post one of your own etc:

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


Posted 17 March 2010
ebphotographic
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ebphotograph..
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?

Posted 17 March 2010
whicker
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whicker
ebphotographic

A lawsuit.


Cool answer.

You could also have said - "a bald head."  emoticon
Posted 17 March 2010
squodge
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squodge
Does the man say, "I'm going to be in prison for 6 years"?

Posted 19 March 2010
Holmax
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Holmax
Why is there only one monopolies and mergers commision?

Posted 19 March 2010
squodge
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squodge
Holmax

Why is there only one monopolies and mergers commision?

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

Next.
Posted 19 March 2010
whicker
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whicker
emoticon
squodge

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.




Posted 19 March 2010
Edited by whicker 19 March 2010
squodge
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squodge
whicker

emoticon

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.
Posted 20 March 2010
whicker
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whicker
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.
Posted 21 March 2010
Edited by whicker 21 March 2010
squodge
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squodge
whicker

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.
Posted 24 March 2010
whicker
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whicker
squodge

 and therefore the puzzle is flawed.


I'd say so! I cheated, I have just found at the answer with a websearch! lol.

Your answer was pretty much spot on.


The "Siamese Twin" one is an old one, too- judge says to a man in the dock "I know you are guilty, but I can't send you to prison..." etc



Posted 24 March 2010
Edited by whicker 24 March 2010
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