There are 4 doors to the secret Truth Club room, each one at the end of a tunnel leading there. Each of the members has a keycard to a different door. All the doors are unlocked from the inside, but to enter from the outside, one needs to swipe the door's keycard to open the door for a few seconds.
You have found a copy of one of these cards, and want to prove beyond a reasonable doubt to the club members that you can unlock one of the doors, however, you don't want to expose to anyone whose door it is. What can you do to show this? (preferably with no additional materials, and without anybody else inside the cave/tunnels)
(Assume the club members are honorable enough to follow their part of the plan you propose.)
Here is a map of the tunnels:
(In reply to A simple problem
I am aware that the doors "are unlocked from inside" but the Truth Club wouldn't know that I knew that.
Bringing in "additional materials"? Ok! I accept that observations might be considered technically as "materials". I'd defend that strongly other than knowing the background of your previously aligned problem.
OK! What could be more simple than declaring "I can open a door!" and flash the card?
Edited on December 27, 2008, 3:02 am
Posted by brianjn
on 2008-12-27 03:01:45