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Colored hats (Posted on 2002-05-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There were three men in a line (facing forward) so they can only see the man (or men) in front of them. There are also five hats, two black and three white. Each man is wearing one of the hats.

When the man at the back of the line was asked "Do you know your hat color?", he replied "No". When the man that was second in line was then asked "Do you know your hat color?" he replied "No". When the man at the front of the line was asked "Do you know your hat color?" he replied "Of course".

What color of hat was the man at the front of the line wearing?

See The Solution Submitted by Dan    
Rating: 3.1818 (11 votes)

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comment Comment 11 of 11 |
I know this problem from my school days. ( i.e almost 20-25 years back ). I liked it a lot.
  Posted by salil on 2006-02-25 07:06:31
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