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Viable Vocations (Posted on 2012-04-02) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Three inhabitants in a remote island are discussing their occupations, which are all different, in response to a visitorís inquiry. As to their groups, little is known except that one of them is a Knight, who always speaks truthfully, another is a Liar, who always speak falsely, and the remaining one is a Knave, who make statements that are alternately truthful and false. It is also known that, each inhabitant holds precisely one occupation that is different from two of his companions.

1. My job as the sunflower-seed extractor is the most favorable occupation.
2. Carlís second statement is false.
3. Bill is not the shepherd.

1. Art is the olive processor.
2. I am not a knave.

1. Art and Bill are both shepherds.
2. I am the sunflower-seed extractor.

What group or groups are represented by the three speakers, and what are their occupations?

  Submitted by K Sengupta    
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Inhabitant    Type            Occupation
Art           Liar       Olive Processor
Bill          Knight     Shepherd
Carl          Knave      Sunflower-seed extractor
For a detailed explanation, refer to the solution submitted by Steve Herman in this location.

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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughtsre: Too many clues //// on theAdy TZIDON2012-04-03 10:12:07
SolutionobservationDej Mar2012-04-03 03:54:01
Some ThoughtsToo many cluesSteve Herman2012-04-02 18:29:33
SolutionSpoilerSteve Herman2012-04-02 18:25:27
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