So Joe was once again caught lying to his teacher, and his teacher Mr. Rogers had enough. “Come here Joe” he said. “Here is your punishment, I want you to make a statement, if it’s true you get detention, if it’s false you get suspended.” What did the Joe say that caused him not to get punished at all?
There is a party of 100 high-powered politicians. All of them are either honest or liars. You walk in knowing two things: 1. At least one of them is honest. 2. If you take any two politicians, at least one of them is a liar. From this information, can you know how many are liars and how many are honest?
Yes, from the information you know 1 is honest and 99 are liars. One of them is honest satisfying the first piece of information. Then if you take the honest man and any other politician, the other politician must be a liar to satisfy the second piece of information, ‘If you take any two politicians, at least one of them is a liar.’ So 99 are liars.
You are awoken at 3 A.M. by a knock on your door. Your parents call you to let you know that they are there for breakfast. You are confused but quickly think of what food you have. You have bread, jam, butter, and eggs. What do you open first?
Are you dead? (assuming you are dead) Every other question you can answer ‘yes’ even if you are wrong.
Little Johnny is walking home. He has $300 he has to bring home to his mom. While he is walking a man stops him and gives him a chance to double his money. The man says “I’ll give you $600 if you can roll 1 die and get a 4 or above, you can roll 2 dice and get a 5 or 6 on at least one of them, or you can roll 3 dice and get a 6 on at least on die. If you don’t I get your $300.” What does Johnny do to have the best chance of getting home with the money?
He just doesn’t take the bet. This gives him a 100 percent chance of getting the money home. If he takes the bet with 1 die he has a 50 percent chance of winning. If he takes the bet with 2 dice he has about a 56 percent chance of winning. If he takes the bet with 3 dice he has about a 42 percent chance of winning.
What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence?