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The Four Mathematicians (Posted on 2003-04-12) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Four mathematicians have the following conversation:

A: I am insane.
B: I am pure.
C: I am applied.
D: I am sane.
A: C is pure.
B: D is insane.
C: B is applied.
D: C is sane.

You are also given that:

Pure mathematicians tell the truth about their beliefs.
Applied mathematicians lie about their beliefs.
Sane mathematicians beliefs are correct.
Insane mathematicians beliefs are incorrect.

Describe the four mathematicians.

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answer Comment 14 of 14 |

A is an insane applied mathematician.
B is a sane pure mathematician. 
C is an insane pure mathematician.
D is an insane pure mathematician

  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-03-02 22:49:15
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