

Logic Problems!foumy6
Just to start I have gotten Bondings permission to do this! Don't believe me ask him!  How this is going to work is I am going to start with the first logic problem and then you will vote for the answer on the poll you think is right and then if you have any logic problems of your own post them! because after I give the first I'm not going to post anymore unless I have to the rest I will pick out from one you have submitted. The only thing that I ask with that is that you do not vote until that question is done. Also do not post the answer of the current question or any that have already been submitted! I am capable to find the answer myself, but if you dont trust me PM me a logic problem you have with the answer. Then after every week or so I will post the correct answer with all the percentages for all the answers then the new question will be posted! Note: this is not your traditional idea of a logic problem! Please just take your best guess! your not going to gain anything from cheating no one will know who voted for what so its not worth it!  So, lets get this started: I am quoting this for the sake of it comming from a book. LOGIC PROBLEM #1
 And......Go! truespeed
I don't think this will work as the problem is already on and solved by searching google.
Nameless
Also, I don't know if 'spot the contradiction' should really count as a logic puzzle ... especially since what I'm assuming is the intended contradiction in this case should really, really not be. (All I'll say is: rooms, yeah.)
gh0stface
The first sentence is a HUGE clue.
No need to google the answer. ;o _AVG_
Yup. Remember to analyze every detail. It's quite easy then ...
Anyway, I think this kind of topic is a great idea! Looking forward to more logic problems ... Bluedoll
Is this a logical game?
What crime? tingkagol
Here's an elementary one:
tingkagol
One of my favorites:
IceCreamTruck
The first logic question can only be missed by nondetail oriented people. I'm not saying their methods are wrong, but detail people don't miss these kinds of things.
I think the apple question is going to have an answer that hurts. I just feel like I'm about to be blindsided by some yuck yuck punch line on that one. The third question is actually quite fun! It may seem obvious to some, but the answer is a simple progression where uncertainty is a point from which you can reverse engineer the answer. I think I got it, but not totally positive about it. At least I wasn't ever able to guess for sure the right hat, but I have the probable answer... i think. haha! Nameless
The first logic question can only be answered by people who for some reason believe that CASTLES HAVE NO INTERIOR WALLS what. Not getting over that.
The second question has a 'correct' answer which isn't unreasonable, but the problem is vague enough in the details that there are probably dozens of logically sound answers that are 'incorrect'. The answer is not, for example, that you were holding an apple outside of the basket to begin with, or that in the unaccounted for 'few minutes' you punched one person and now you only have nine friends. The third one is actually okay, in terms of there being a having a clear process you can work through to get the answer. Even then, adding in the fluff about cannibals gives it a few thirdoption style answers. (I mean, the captives are going to be eaten anyway, the last guy is going to take a guess regardless of whether he actually knows or not.) gh0stface
You may want to reread the statements provided by the suspects. I'm still racking my brains regarding the other two riddles that were provided tingkagol. For the cannibal one, I can't decide if the man behind the first two men is the tall guy or short guy since they lined them up by height... saratdear
The tall guy, because the question say he can see both of his friends' hats. Yes, a short guy can try to look and all that, but that sort of thing is out of here... The apple one is pretty simple, but had me tied up when I first heard it. The cannibals one is a bit more tough. For a hint, remember that each guy is helped by the answer of the others. At least I think I've got it right... IceCreamTruck
I am undoubtedly overthinking the apples. Ok, so you have ten friends  that makes 11 people involved. You give 1 of 10 apples to 1 of 10 people, and when you are done you have no apples  not one.
I don't get it  there aren't even enough apples for you to have one! IceCreamTruck
I'll give little hints! The guys in a row are all lined up so they can see the person in front... not so they see each others backs... besides if they were shorter they could just look up. that's not the trick.
The trick is that the first guy would have known what color his hat was if both the guys in front had white hats... figure from there. that's kinda a big clue. saratdear
That's what I did...considering each option and eliminating. And the apple question  think about ALL the things you started with...lol I don't know how to give a clue to this without giving too much away. IceCreamTruck
it just doesn't make sense. 2 friends, makes you and another person. If you have ten friends then that's you and 10 people making 11. If you have nine friends then everything works out... for you to get an apple, not 10. It should be like this if the trickery I suspect is the answer "There are ten friends who each want an apple. You give one of 10 apples to each of your friends, and have one left over. how?". If you have ten friends, then there is 11 people... I don't care how you slice that.
So the logical answer to me is you miscounted the number of apples. gh0stface
But what if the men in front of him both had black hats or one had a white hat and the other a black hat? So a few scenarios that come to mind are something like this. Tall Guy (Black hat) > Medium Guy (White hat) > Short Guy (Black hat). Or Tall Guy (White Hat) > Medium Guy (Black Hat) > Short Guy (White Hat). Or Tall Guy (White Hat) > Medium Guy (White Hat) > Short Guy (Black Hat). Or Tall Guy (Black Hat) > Medium Guy (Black Hat) > Short Guy (Black Hat). If the scenario above is the case, there's a 50/50 chance of guessing at whether he's wearing a white hat or black hat for the short guy since he can't see behind him. Or am I missing something here? saratdear
The question doesn't say you have one left over. That's a big clue.
The medium guy knows the reason the tall guy said "I don't know". Him and the guy in front don't both have white hats. He can see what the guy in front has. Think about why he too said "I don't know" and what the short guy can deduce from that. _AVG_
The cannibal problem was a good one. I could only get it after reading the hints though ...
I still can't fully understand the apple problem however ... if one apple is left in the basket, that means that nine had to be removed (because there were initially 10) ... but if each of 10 friends has an apple then I must have removed 10 apples ... hence, I only have 9 friends? (nevertheless, the problem isn't worded properly in any case) catscratches
[spoiler]^ Or, you never removed the last apple from the basket and simply gave the basket containing the last apple to one of your friends.[/spoiler]
saratdear
Here's another one:
Had me tied up, read the solution, not satisfied. IceCreamTruck
Just start thinking what would make each person wearing hats know what hat he had on?
If the first guy saw two white hats, then he'd know his hat was black. Him saying I don't know means something... what does it mean!?!?! Same for the second guy. I believe the answer is a probability. I can't work it so the guy in front "knows" what hat he's got on, but I can get him to the point of having the likely answer. It's all up to him though, cause all they need is one right answer, and two people couldn't answer. I think half of you that ended up "guessing" would get eaten by the cannibals! Nameless
Only 2/5ths would be eaten by cannibals. White hat is a sucker bet. gh0stface
Had to google the solution with a better explanation then yours. Once I read a different explanation, I understood what you meant. I guess I was thinking a little to into it. tingkagol
*spoilers* Let's see...
I knew something was really fishy with that last statement. missdixy
Unfortunately, I am one of these nondetail oriented people. It's actually annoying and I hate it but it's hard to change it! It's just the way my mind works (or rather, doesn't)! Anyway, I got this problem right only after reading the clue that someone posted about the first sentence being a big clue. I think from now on I'll make sure to make my guess/vote on the answer before reading other people's posts or comments on the thread Related topics
