Thursday, March 01, 2012

Problem of the Week #2

Once again leave your answer in the comments.

Ben can never tell a lie. George can never tell the truth.  One of them said " The other one said he is George."  Which one said that?

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6 comments:

Ashley772 said...

"He said I'm Ben" George would say that Ben is George, so Ben would say, "He said I'm George".

Kimg817 said...

Its Ben who said that he is George. Because George was the first one who told Ben that he is George, so Ben cannot tell a lie.. thats why he said : he said Im George.

Kamille817 said...

It was George. Since George can never tell the truth, Ben couldn't have said, "The other one said he is George" since this would be a true statement about a true statement made by George.

Suzzene817 said...

It was George.

Since George can never tell the truth, Ben couldn't have said, "The other one said he is George" since it would mean George told the truth saying he is George.

Ace8-17 said...

Ben can never lie, so he tells the truth.
George can never tell the truth, so he always lies.

What was said was: "The other one said he is george". Ben would say to George that "George is George" which is the truth, since Ben tells the truth. Then George would say "He said I'm Ben!" since George tells lies.

George will also say that "Ben is George". (lie)
Then Ben, the one who tells the truth, would say "the other one is said he (Ben) is george".

Ben was the one who said it.

Angelika73 said...

It was Ben, he can NEVER lie,so he tells the truth. So Ben is actually George.