try your heads on this
thought i'd give you peepl a puzzle to ponder over
(if you've heard this already pls let other people bend their minds ok you can pm me the solns)
ok here we go
once upon a time-space
there lived superintelligent beings on a Planet called Cprog
on sunday in a church on the island of tutu the priest made a declaration
among those of you who have gathered here are some sinners
on their heads a mark will appear
this mark may not be seen by the person who has it on his/her head
but evryone can see the mark on any other person
as soon as any one of you with the marks comes to know that he/she has it, they should stop coming to church
and all of you shall come to this church everyday until all the sinners have left
finally no one shall tell any other if the other has a mark
the priest went away and the people followed
after a week none of the people with the mark were left
can you tell me how many people had the mark initially
How about one - the priest
no thats not possible
the logic is much more involved
and i can prove that its not the priest alone
but if i give the proof here then i'll give out a very big hint
this thing really has 'some ' logic behind it ok
and any more answers should end with a QED i want proof peepl not guesses
Assuming someone had a mark because they are sinners (which most pentecostal believe everyone are sinners and would have marks in this case), then the only way they would know that they had a mark is if some one told them.
If someone told them, then that person too has sinned and would gain a mark. This would lead to all of them leaving too.
I don't know... this is my best shot at it right now. ;)
I can't wait to hear the answer to this. PM me and let me know so you don't ruin it for others. :)
well nice try but lemme put more words into the priests mouth to cut that answer out
all those who squeel will turn into stone and will permanently remain in the church
apart from that why did it take them all a week to figure out????
think peepl think
ive just given you a huge clue
all the people who are sinners lied to non-sinners saying they had marks when they didn't, the sinners then turned to stone so couldn't go back to church(lucky for them).
thats my theory.
except they are in the church anyway so that wouldn't work, damm.
or maybe they did lie in church then turn to stone then it took the non-sinners a week to carry them out.
Dammit... I am tired of trying. All of us at work have been thinking about it. We cannot figure it out.
ok give you a hint beta..
principle of mathematical induction
I just keep thinking that it is cool that you live in India... :)
why is that
(try selling that idea to anyone here)
its november and still 35*C
some one send me an AC..
If you have the mark and can not see it, presumably you can not know you have it.
Furthermore, if no one that can see it can indicate to you that you have it and there is again, no loophole, then you again can not know you have it.
Since no other way of knowing presents itself, then no one discovered they had the mark.
If no one with the mark came to church the next week, then all cprogrammers were holy and without sin. 0 had the mark. Yeah right. :p
*puts a golden crown upon Justin's head*
Thou beith holy for thou hath defineth this solution to this riddle.
*smashes a chair of Justin's bacl*
Thou wast named after a backstreet boy! Blasphemy!
.....remember from Monty Python and The Holy Grail?
"What do we burn with ... Backstreet Boys?"
"more ... Backstreet boys!"
Aye, 'tis my curse. *sniffle* ;)