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There are four men standing in front of a firing squad. Two of them (nr.1 & 3) wear a black hat and two of them (nr.2 & 4) wear a white hat. They are all facing the same direction and between nr.3 and nr.4 stands a brick wall (see picture). So nr.1 can see nr.2 & 3, nr.2 sees nr.3, nr.3 sees only the wall and nr.4 doesn't see a thing. The men know that there are two white and two black hats.

The commander of the firing squad is willing to let the men go if one of them can say what color hat he is wearing. The men are not allowed to talk. The only thing they may say is "I'm wearing a white/black hat". If one of the men knows which hat he is wearing he must tell it and all men will be free.

Which man knows 100% sure what color hat he's wearing?


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hehe take the riddle as is monopolized-the men are in a straight line and for sanity's sake assume man 3 cannot see past the wall, and cannot peek around it (would you try to look around a brick wall if someone is pointing a gun at you? style_emoticons/default/wink.gif )


so they look like this


  1      2       3        4

:blue: :blue: :blue: || :blue:

* ->   ->     ->        ->


*arrows indicate direction each man is facing



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She meant to say/show this:

   1            2              3                 4

:blue: http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/arrow-right.gif http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/whitehate.gif http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/arrow-right.gif :blue: http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/arrow-right.gif http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/brick-v.gif http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/whitehate.gif http://www.dacity.com/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/arrow-right.gif


The arrows indicating the direction they are facing, of course.

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Fluffy....did tha riddle say there was a mirror?? :8-P:


Seriously guys, you can answer this one!


Just think process of elimantion (I know I butchered the spelling but i'm too lazy to look it up)


You guys aren't gonna let jmukiki come back and answer it are ya??

(only pickin jmukiki style_emoticons/default/smile.gif )


style_emoticons/default/bud.gif -SoBe

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