Monday, June 30, 2008

Logically...


Read this question in some fun test for logic.

Taking the below statements as a group, which statement is the true one?

  • The number of false statements here is one.
  • The number of false statements here is two.
  • The number of false statements here is three.
  • The number of false statements here is four.
Want to give it a try?

6 comments:

Sue said...

the third statement is true?

M squared said...

The number of false statements here is three.

Premise: one of the statements are true
There are four statements
Inference: One is true, so 4-1=3 of them are false.

Fictitioustruth said...

The number of false statements here is one.

Let’s assume this is true. That means other three statements are wrong. This would mean this one is also false. Hence number of false statements are more than 1.

The number of false statements here is two.

Let’s assume this is true. This negates all the other three statements again, hence is also not true, so number of wrong statements are either more than 2 or less than 2.

The number of false statements here is three.

Let’s assume this is true. That means 1, 2 and 4 are wrong statements, which makes this true.

The number of false statements here is four.

Let’s assume this is true that would be a paradox as there are only 4 statements that would straight away make this wrong. That means number of false statements are not four.

So No. 3 statement is true.

Paradox Phillic said...

@ Sue, M Squared & Fictitioustruth - You gift hampers are on their way!!

The Quirky Indian said...

Damn...if I had come across your blog in June, I might have won myself a gift hamper! What was in the hamper anyway?

Cheers,

Quirky Indian
http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

bonus

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