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An Identity Problem (Posted on 2006-08-17) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Four inhabitants of the island make the statements as given below. Each of these inhabitants are either Liars or Knights. Little is known regarding the identity of the four inhabitants except for the fact that Q and R are not both Knights.

P's Statement: If asked, Q would say that he and S belong to the same group.

Q's Statement: If asked, S would say that he and P do not belong to the same group.

R's Statement: P and myself belong to the same group..

S's Statement: If asked, P would say that he and R do not belong to the same group.

To what group or groups do the four speakers belong?

  Submitted by K Sengupta    
Rating: 3.5000 (2 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
P and S are Knights. Q and R are Liars.

EXPLANATION:

Dave's methodology is provided in this location.

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionP's and Q'sMath Man2011-04-01 21:32:49
SolAndre2010-05-28 18:43:10
SolutionDave2006-08-21 10:27:00
re(2): Q's and R'sStefanie2006-08-18 09:22:17
re: Q's and R'sStefanie2006-08-18 09:20:53
Solutionsimplified solutionAdy TZIDON2006-08-18 04:51:00
SolutionQ's and R'sAllen2006-08-18 00:27:28
Solutionre: QuickOld Original Oskar!2006-08-17 22:22:56
SolutionQuickFederico Kereki2006-08-17 18:00:08
SolutionMinding the P's and Q's (and R's and S's)...[a solution]Dej Mar2006-08-17 14:01:32
My TranslationStefanie2006-08-17 13:42:55
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