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House Hindrance (Posted on 2012-11-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A remote island consists of three types of inhabitants. The liars always lie about everything, knights who always tell the truth and, knaves who strictly alternate between lying and telling the truth.

Frank, who is an inhabitant from a nearby island was visiting four acquaintances Abe, Ben, Cal and Don, each of whom are known to Frank to be knaves. Frank wants to meet the newly elected headman at his house. Accordingly, he inquires about the headmanís house number from each of his four acquaintances. They say:
Abe
1. It is the sum of squares of two distinct positive integers.
2. It does not have any repeating digits.

Ben
1. It is even.
2. It has exactly two digits.

Cal
1. It is a prime number.
2. It is one less than a triangular number.

Don
1. It has exactly one digit.
2. It is the product of consecutive prime numbers.
Determine the headmanís house number from these statements.

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughts"Alternate solution"Caleb2013-01-30 02:00:00
SolutionAnswer...Math Man2012-11-02 21:19:33
SolutionsolutionCharlie2012-11-01 17:14:48
re(2): A more correct answer (spoiler)Steve Herman2012-11-01 17:02:24
re: A more correct answer (spoiler)Ady TZIDON2012-11-01 16:47:30
Some Thoughtsre: A more correct answer (spoiler)Ady TZIDON2012-11-01 16:39:02
SolutionA more correct answer (spoiler)Steve Herman2012-11-01 16:26:40
Some ThoughtsA hindrance? Maybe...Ady TZIDON2012-11-01 15:55:01
spoiler... answer now, remarks laterAdy TZIDON2012-11-01 14:19:19
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