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#### mac007

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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

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 ?

• #### Cagey

##### post mod (English Only / Latin)
This is not really a language question. It's a question of logic.