*From*: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>*To*: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:53:48 -0400

> > Here, as promised, for all the bored and lonely souls, is a problem I

> > offer my students. I often get e-mail

> > requests years after the course from students who have forgotten the

> > solution and desperately need it for their Saturday evening escapades and

> > reflections. I am informed that some have made quick money in pubs with it

> > and/or gotten lucky in some other manner. However, I ask for no

> > commission.

> >

> >

> The guard now asks prisoner #1 "Can you tell me the colour of the hat

> > you're wearing. The prisoner responds "No, I cannot."

> >

> > The guard then asks prisoner #2 the same question and he receives the same

> > answer.

> >

> > Finally, the guard asks prisoner #3 and prisoner #3 replies that he does

> > indeed know the colour of the hat he's wearing.

> >

> > The problem, should you decide to accept it, is: what is the colour of the

> > hat #3 is wearing, and more importantly, in logic as in love, how did he

> > figure it out?

> >

> > I forgot to mention one small detail here. Prisoner #3 is completely

> > blind. This is a problem in strict logic, nothing up my sleeves, Rocky

The blind guy has a white hat on.

paul

Paul Stone

pas@xxxxxxxx

Kingsville, ON, Canada

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