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December 11, 2011 10:03:06 PM

Hello HELP,
a man is walking through a town where the people either always tell the truth or always tell a lie. He comes to a fork in the road and does not know which way to go to get to the place he needs to go. What question could he ask a townsperson to get the correct direction?

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December 11, 2011 10:12:43 PM

"was the buldozer platform a success?"
Sure, you wont get the directions you are looking for, but you will know real quick if they are lying or not
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December 11, 2011 11:08:15 PM

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December 12, 2011 2:35:08 AM

I think you need to be able to ask two questions to find out what is the correct road to take. First you need to ascertain if you are talking to a truth teller or a liar. The 2nd question should be able to send you on your way to your destination.
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December 12, 2011 6:40:24 AM

Which fork would a liar tell you was the right one ...
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December 12, 2011 11:43:27 AM

@ reynod

How would that work if you were talking to the liar?
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December 12, 2011 10:30:12 PM

I want to go to A, but ask to go to B, thus A=B for the liars response
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December 13, 2011 12:00:35 AM

How do you know you are talking to the liar? How do you know to trust the answer or pick the opposite of the answer?
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December 13, 2011 12:07:23 AM

Ask a question you know the answer to both of them, then ask which fork to take
Two questions would work
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December 13, 2011 1:06:24 PM

Im surprised in you folks.

Ask one of them "Which way would the other tell me to go?"

So we have two types of people

Liars + Truthers (This is some weird OCD village)

And two paths

A + B

Lets say A is the correct path. And B leads to New Jersey.

If I ask one person "What path would the other tell me to take?"

A liar would tell me that the truthful person would tell me to go B (Because hes a liar)

A truthful person would also respond to the question with B (Because he tells the truth and knows the other person will lie and tell you to go B)

So just ask that question and do the opposite. Ta Da!
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December 14, 2011 10:24:36 AM

Give the guy a peanut ... didn't take you long Mingo.

Well done.
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