Deadly Choice Puzzle


  • Posted by  Downloadmela 
    10 Feb, 2012

    A man is caught on the King's property. He is brought before the King to be punished.

    The King says, "You must give me a statement. If it is true, you will be eaten by the lions. If it is false, you will be trampled by the wild buffalo."

    But in the end, the King has to let the man go.

    What was the man's statement?

    Solution

    "I will be trampled by the wild buffalo."

    If you think about it carefully: the King can't say that it is true, because if it is then the man should be eaten by the lions. But if he is eaten by the lions, then his statement would be false, and so should have been trampled by buffalo.

    So the King can't tell if it is a lie or truth, so decides to just let him go.

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