Saint&Devil

Instead of mentally projecting your mentalism thoughts, type them here.
Pekka Gunst
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Saint&Devil

Postby Pekka Gunst » January 24th, 2003, 5:15 am

Here is an old logical problem that can be done as a mindreading trick but what is the question?

Suppose you come to a cross road one goes to hell and one goes to paradise but you dont know which is which.

But you are lucky or are you there are two peole present a saint that allways tells the thruth and a devil that allways lies but again you dont know which is which.

You are allowed one question.

What is the question?

Andy Hurst
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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby Andy Hurst » January 24th, 2003, 9:54 am

"If I was to ask the other person which is the way to paradise what would they say?"

The opposite to the answer they give is paradise.

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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby kenguru » January 24th, 2003, 10:38 am

Or:
"If someone asked you which is the way to paradise, what would your answer be?" - the answer will always be true :D
Haim

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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby David Alexander » January 24th, 2003, 11:40 am

Banachek has an interesting presentation based on this. The principle is neatly disguised.

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Matthew Field
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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby Matthew Field » January 24th, 2003, 12:01 pm

If you enjoy this sort of thing, I highly recommend the books of Raymond Smullyan.

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Pekka Gunst
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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby Pekka Gunst » January 27th, 2003, 2:23 am

Thanks for the response seems that some of you are ending up in a hot place...

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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 27th, 2003, 8:20 am

Let's all go to hell in a handbasket!
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Brian Morton
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Re: Saint&Devil

Postby Brian Morton » January 27th, 2003, 8:35 am

Heaven for the climate, hell for the company. :D

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