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 Guess my Number (Posted on 2004-12-20)
The Mad Hatter poured Alice another cup of tea and set the teapot down.

"May I please have one of those biscuits?" asked Alice rather timedly, rather taken aback by the sight of her present company.

"A biscuit?? Oh, I don't know. Those are the March Hare's special un-birthday biscuits, don't you know. Can she have a biscuit, March ?" asked the Hatter.

"A biscuit?? One of mine? Hurmph. Ok, I'm thinking of an integer from one to three (inclusive). If you get it, you can have a biscuit. If not, I'm afraid you'll just have to leave" said the March Hare, leaning back.

"Oh goodness, I don't know" said Alice worriedly. "Couldn't I just get a hint?"

"Oh, all right..." the March Hare sighed. "You get to ask me one yes-or-no question, that's all"

Alice thought for a moment, then smiled, knowing exactly what to ask.

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This question can not be answered satisfactory in the terms of a logic question, there is no definitive answer that in my personal opinion can be viewed as a realistic solution. It can however be answered by looking at it in it's true form, which is a riddle.

The statment clearly says "You get to ask me one yes-or-no question, that's all", the fact that is easily forgotten is there are three people. It states no where that any of the Hatter can not ask 1 or as many questions as he would like. allowing Alice to ask her 1 yes or no question getting a definitive answer.

 Posted by Vinnie on 2004-12-23 20:38:27

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