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Lies all around (Posted on 2011-06-04) Difficulty: 3 of 5
When Mr. Mathwiz visited the IoK&L* he was surrounded by 20 or 21 male inhabitants, who formed a perfect circle and then each said a single word (either "Knight" or "Liar") about the man on his right.
The wiz then evaluated correctly the exact numbers of liars and the truth-tellers.

What were those numbers?


*IoK&L, is an imaginary island, inhabitated by Liars and by Truth-Tellers a.k.a. Knights.

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Question re(2): solution ==> CLARIFICATION | Comment 4 of 10 |
(In reply to re: solution ==> CLARIFICATION by Ady TZIDON)

I do not understand your comment. I neither inferred nor implied that there were Knaves on the island.

I did infer that the inhabitants surrounding Mr. Mathwiz, in their formation of a perfect circle were all facing the same direction so that no man was directly to the right of more than one person, and that each man to the right of the other was one of those that formed the circle.

Edited on June 6, 2011, 6:26 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2011-06-06 06:22:55

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