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blazes816
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The form of mike's puzzle I heard was

a man came to a fork in the road. On road went to a village of truth tellers, the other a village of liars. a kid stood at the fork in the road. the man didn't know if he was a liar or truth teller. he asked one question. what was it?
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I see what you mean blaze,the only difference is ,in one puzzle there is one the other there is 2,i will email you with the answer,maybe you will do the same to me,and neither of us will take part in the answers of each,mike
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That is the problem. the 2 kids. I won't answer yours, but that is beacuse I don't know it.
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What does the man want to know. If the kid is a truthteller or liar, or which town lies were.

If the first one would be the answer the man wants, than it is easy. Just ask the kid "what is one plus one?"

If the second answer is desired, then...
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Hmmm... probably another lost tourist. How would you know if the kid was from either town?
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blazes816
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He wants to get to the village of truth tellers.......sorry.
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He wants to get to the village of truth tellers.......sorry.
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"If I asked you if this road would lead to the village of truthtellers, would you say yes?"

If it did lead to the villlage of truthtellers...

Truthteller would answer yes and respond yes.
Liar would answer no, but he'd lie and respond yes.

If not...

Truthteller would answer no and respond no.
Liar would answer yes, but lie and respond no.

Therefore, if the answer is yes the road leads to the village of truthtellers, and if the answer is no it leads to the village of liars.
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If I ask the guy on the street where the nearest UPS droppoff is, ... well you know.
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Another possible answer would be "If I were to ask you which way it was to the village of the truthtellers, what would you say?" Pretty much anytime that you ask a question within a question it works.
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The man will ask the boy "Which way is the correct way to your village ?"

If he is from the lying village, he’ll lie and send him to the truth tellers.

If he is from the truth tellers, he'll tell the truth and lead him to the right village.

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