My friend asked me a question and I still can't get it. I thought I'd ask you guys, so maybe your minds would start working. Haha. Ok, here it is...

You're a prisoner that has been given a chance to escape. There are two doors with a guard each. One guard only tells the truth. One only tells lies. You're only allowed to ask one question. What question would get you the hell out of prison?

I seriously don't know the answer so maybe someone here could tell me.

simply ask what would the other guard say and go the other way

pepsi

EDIT: if that confuses you, allow me to explain

if asked to the guy that says lies, you will have asked him what the truth guy would say, so he would lie and point to the wrong way.

If you asked the guy that says the truthe, tou will have asked him what the guy that tells lies would say, and he would point to the wrong way.

solved!

HOWEVER! If neither guard knew that the other one only told lies or only told the truth, then you sir, are screwed and have two people that will contradict themselves if you asked the question as they would contradict themselves as they do not know the answer the other guy would give. Although, they could just answer as "I do not know", then you would be right screwed.
Last edited by pepsi_lovr at Aug 8, 2007,
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If there are only two doors....then simply ask the liar wether the door behind is the way out. If he says yes, go through the other door, if he says no, go through that door.
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If there are only two doors....then simply ask the liar wether the door behind is the way out. If he says yes, go through the other door, if he says no, go through that door.

I think it is that you don't know which one tells the truth or which one tells the lies.
Just an assumption or it would be a relatively easy riddle as you would just go to the one that tells the truth.

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If there are only two doors....then simply ask the liar wether the door behind is the way out. If he says yes, go through the other door, if he says no, go through that door.

true but how would you know which is the liar?
cant you ask "do you lie?" cause the truth guy would say no but the lieing guy couldnt answer that without contradicting himself. i think. im not sure.

Edit: Never mind, this would only find the lier not the way out. and wow, UG is fast.
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cant you ask "do you lie?" cause the truth guy would say no but the lieing guy couldnt answer that without contradicting himself. i think. im not sure.

Edit: Never mind, this would only find the lier not the way out. and wow, UG is fast.

If you read the question it says you only get one question. Way to find your own flaw

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I think it is that you don't know which one tells the truth or which one tells the lies.
Just an assumption or it would be a relatively easy riddle as you would just go to the one that tells the truth.

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so after you ask a question cant you just walk through the door? whats stopping you from just walking past? for this to be possible the guards would have to let you through right?

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so after you ask a question cant you just walk through the door? whats stopping you from just walking past? for this to be possible the guards would have to let you through right?

i hope i win. probly not. i tried....

I believe the whole point in this question asking is to see which way is the right way, if you just guessed you may be caught by some other guards outside. It may be you have to sneak past these two guards in the first place, you just ask them this question to see which way you should be heading towards as, if the escape attempt fails, you will likely be guarded more heavily or something like that.

(yes I realize I am hanging out in this thread)

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Err, ok.

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I believe the whole point in this question asking is to see which way is the right way, if you just guessed you may be caught by some other guards outside. It may be you have to sneak past these two guards in the first place, you just ask them this question to see which way you should be heading towards as, if the escape attempt fails, you will likely be guarded more heavily or something like that.

(yes I realize I am hanging out in this thread)

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wow, youve got this whole thing figured out dont you?

oh, and sorry but i hate pepsi. dr pepper owns.
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Err, ok.

*Backs away slowly* :p

haha, sry I just see you around so much. I guess I did kind of overdo that eh *wink wink nudge nudge* to far? I guess 90% of sexual assaults come after the winking and nudging right??? RIGHT?!?!?! (yes, I pulled that number out of my ass)

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wow, youve got this whole thing figured out dont you?

oh, and sorry but i hate pepsi. dr pepper owns.

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dr pepper is a doctor and has to fix pepsi :P Pepsi is the uber warrior that has to take coke on (even though coke owns pepsi...)

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haha, sry I just see you around so much. I guess I did kind of overdo that eh *wink wink nudge nudge* to far? I guess 90% of sexual assaults come after the winking and nudging right??? RIGHT?!?!?! (yes, I pulled that number out of my ass)

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simply ask what would the other guard say and go the other way

pepsi

EDIT: if that confuses you, allow me to explain

if asked to the guy that says lies, you will have asked him what the truth guy would say, so he would lie and point to the wrong way.

If you asked the guy that says the truthe, tou will have asked him what the guy that tells lies would say, and he would point to the wrong way.

solved!

HOWEVER! If neither guard knew that the other one only told lies or only told the truth, then you sir, are screwed and have two people that will contradict themselves if you asked the question as they would contradict themselves as they do not know the answer the other guy would give. Although, they could just answer as "I do not know", then you would be right screwed.

Thats the right answer just ask either one what would the other gaurd say and go the opposite way
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Thats the right answer just ask either one what would the other gaurd say and go the opposite way

yes... thank you for repeating what I said... in the thing you quoted. 4 and a half gold stars for you! (school of rock refrence *cough*)

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Yeah, I think Pepsi's got the right answer. It makes sense. And yeah, this question was in the Labyrinth(the one with David Bowie). Thanks for the help.

P.S. I was actually expecting a "Rub Icy Hot on the door." I don't even know what the hell that is.
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But he's bigger than you, he can beat you up

How could you POSSIBLY know that? Also, what if I shot him in both his arms, then proceeded to tie him up with some other people...

just a possibility

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How could you POSSIBLY know that? Also, what if I shot him in both his arms, then proceeded to tie him up with some other people...

just a possibility

pepsi

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