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The three friends (Posted on 2002-06-11) Difficulty: 2 of 5
There were once three friends. Abe is a Knight, Bill is a Liar, and Carl is neither, having been brought up in a foreign country. (This means he can either lie or tell the truth depending on what he feels like.)

One day, the three were sitting on a bench when the king's herald stopped by to deliver a message to one of them.

He asked the man sitting on the left side of the bench:

"Who's that sitting in the middle? To which the man replied: "Why that's Abe".

He then asked the man in the middle directly:

"What's your name?" and got the answer "My name's Carl."

Confused, he asked the man on the right:

"Who is that sitting in the middle?" and was immediately told: "That's Bill, of course!"

Can you help the king's herald figure out who is who?

See The Solution Submitted by levik    
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  Subject Author Date
SolutionHonest AbeMath Man2012-08-23 10:33:50
SolAndre2010-06-04 17:18:53
SolutionPuzzle SolutionK Sengupta2008-05-14 16:16:24
AnswerK Sengupta2008-05-12 16:17:15
AnswerPraneeth2007-08-29 02:58:44
Why it's ...Lawrence2003-08-30 21:44:50
answerhemalatha2003-06-10 01:07:56
SolutionEasy SolutionLewis2003-05-30 11:54:59
SolutionPart 1,Who sits whereTim Axoy2003-03-27 02:47:40
Hints/TipsThe three friends,Part 1,Seat labelsTim Axoy2003-03-23 04:35:28
Even shorter answerEnder2002-06-12 04:12:40
Direct AnswerTomM2002-06-11 13:32:05
AnswerHappy2002-06-11 12:48:26
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