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Thread #150321   Message #3501498
Posted By: Megan L
10-Apr-13 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
Subject: RE: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
It took me a while but think of placing the three people at the points of a triangle with Anne at the apex.

The Known points are

Jack is married
George is not married

The unknown quantity is Anne.

The question asked was is a married person looking at an unmarried person?

Therefore lets look at each possibility and its outcome:

Jack (married)       looks at    Anne (unmarried)          Outcome True
Anne (unmarried) looks at    George (unmarried)       Outcome False

Jack (married)       looks at    Anne (married)             Outcome False
Anne (married)      looks at    George (unmarried)       Outcome True


Therefore whether or not Anne is married the statement "A married person is looking at an unmarried person" Is TRUE