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  1. mac007 Member

    Hindi
    Akbar-Birbal Puzzle
    Once a man was caught for a minor offense and was presented in king Akbar’s darbaar
    Akbar wanted to test the man and said: “You must give me a statement. If it is true, you will be killed by lions.
    If it is fa​lse, you will be killed by trampling of wild buffalo.”

    Man was not able to answer and in the end requested help from Birbal, As it was minor offense Birbal decided to help and suggested him the statement.
    After hearing the statement, king Akbar had to let the man go.
    Can you think of the statement that Birbal suggested?




    Statement was : “I will be killed by trampling of wild buffalo.”
    How?
    As if king says this statement is true, he should be killed by lions, which will make it false.
    If the king says this statement is false, he will be killed by trampling of wild buffalo, which will make it true.So the king decides to let the man go [​IMG]


    Okay, so here the Statement “I will be killed by trampling of wild buffalo.” is obviously false ,So now his statement satisfies the second condition right ? and hence the man should be killed by
    trampling of wild buffalo . But why does the King let him go ?
    What am I missing ?
    really confused :( ......please help

     
  2. Cagey post mod (English Only / Latin)

    California
    English - US
    This is not really a language question. It's a question of logic.

    If you translate it into your own language, you can ask a friend to help you figure it out.
    It doesn't make a difference whether it is in English or some other language.

    As this is not a language question, I am closing the thread and will soon remove it from the forum.

    Cagey, moderator.
     
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