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    3 hats

    just been reminded of this ancient riddle and thought i'd post it for people to have a go at - you'll get more out of it if you try and work it out rather than googling it



    a king calls together the 3 wisest men in his kingdom, all master logicians, and tells them that whoever is first to answer a simple question will become his new chief minister

    the king explains that the 3 men will be blindfolded and led to a room where they will be seated in a triangle, each facing the other 2 men

    a hat will be placed on each man's head - it will either be a blue hat or a white hat, but there will definitely be at least 1 blue hat on 1 of their heads

    only when all is in place will the blindfolds be removed

    the 3 men will not be allowed to communicate either with each other or anyone else in any way, or employ any method to look at their own hat (no mirrored surfaces, faked fits, etc.)

    the question they will have to answer is "what colour hat are you wearing?"

    all this comes to pass and the 3 men find themselves in a room, facing each other with hats on

    for what seems like hours, the men look at each other, saying nothing

    then one stands up and says "my hat is ......."



    you should be able to work out what colour hat the chap is wearing and also the colour of the other 2 hats as well

    it's a logic puzzle, so no off-the-wall, outside-the-box answers (it's not one of jag's fuckwit puzzles )

    once you've got it, you may want to refrain from posting the answer or otherwise hide it in some way so as to give others a fair crack at it

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    I haven't undestand a word and therfore i will posting this.

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    this is what I'm thinking:

    if I can see two white then my hat is blue, because there must be one blue.

    if I can see one white & one blue then my hat is blue because if it were white
    then the guy who could see two white would deduce the above.

    if I can see two blue then my hat is also blue because if it were white then the
    other two would both see one white/one blue and be in the previous position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    I haven't undestand a word and therfore i will posting this.
    ^ What he said.

    Sometimes my downloads require the use of Jdownloader 1 with Click 'n' Load or Jdownloader 2...



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    That went well, Sp ...........................

    Next time try starting your puzzle with .......... "A train heads east at noon ....... Whilst a man heading south at midnight ...... "

    At least the fuckers try answering those types ... badly I might add.

    Jag. (Wearing a white hat ...... covered in blue dye ...... )
    You Know Absolutely Nothing, So Kindly Keep It To Yourself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar7777 View Post
    Whilst a man heading south at midnight ......
    You should always head south at midnight, it's your husbandly duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar7777 View Post
    That went well, Sp ...........................
    anything that gives the inmates something to do and keeps them away from breaking into the nurses' station is a success

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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