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A horse of a different color (Posted on 2006-09-26) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A native, either a knight or a liar, once pointed to a man sitting below a tree and told me "If asked, that man would say I'm not the same type as he is."

What can you deduce about the native or the man?

  Submitted by e.g.    
Rating: 3.5000 (8 votes)
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No matter what combination they are (knight/knight, knight/liar, and so on) the problem is always impossible... unless, of course, the man was a mute, so he couldn't say anything, thus making the native a liar -- we cannot tell what the man is.

Of course, another possibility is that I am a liar, and the story did never happen!

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