Saturday, June 18, 2005

A toughie to crack

You are in a room with 2 doors leading out. Behind 1 door is a coffer overflowing with jewels and gold, along with an exit. Behind the other door is an enormous, hungry lion that will pounce on anyone opening the door. You do not know which door leads to the treasure and exit, and which door leads to the lion. In the room you are in are 2 individuals. The first is a knight, who always tells the truth, and a knave, who always lies. Both of these individuals know what is behind each door. You do not know which individual is the knight, or which one is the knave. You may ask one of the individuals exactly 1 question. What should you ask in order to be certain that you will open the door with the coffer behind it, instead of the hungry lion?

Let's see how many Einsteins are out there !!

3 Comments:

Blogger G3 said...

hey ... I know this one!

The question would be ... "If I ask the other guy, what is behind the first door, what will he say?"

Mon Jun 20, 12:21:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

Wow, that is good !! Did u manage to crack it when u were challenged with this ? I could not.

Mon Jun 20, 12:50:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Arpit here...I am still confused about the answer...plzz tell me even if we ask this question we still don't know who is knight and who is knave...how wud I figure out that whatever first one replies is true or not bcoz other guys may also lie na?..plz give me answer of this hurdle Jayan..I am not able to sleep for 3 days.. :-((

Tue Dec 05, 02:44:00 PM 2006  

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