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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.

  Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 4.6667 (3 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
20 people- 10 knights and 10 liars, no members of the same kind standing one next to the other.
Why? see Math Man's presentation.

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  Subject Author Date
re(2): what if...? :-)chaotic2011-06-21 14:34:57
re: what if...? :-)Dej Mar2011-06-21 04:13:29
re: what if...? :-)chaotic2011-06-20 19:26:00
what if...? :-)chaotic2011-06-20 19:19:12
re(4): solution ==> CLARIFICATIONDej Mar2011-06-07 04:32:15
Hints/Tipsre(3): solution ==> CLARIFICATIONAdy TZIDON2011-06-06 11:32:32
Questionre(2): solution ==> CLARIFICATIONDej Mar2011-06-06 06:22:55
Hints/Tipsre: solution ==> CLARIFICATIONAdy TZIDON2011-06-06 06:16:45
SolutionsolutionDej Mar2011-06-06 01:56:28
SolutionKnights and liarsMath Man2011-06-04 14:18:18
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