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100 Camels

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#14568
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:** (1.72)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:jubjub***
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



"That Sam is one rich man!" muttered Tom. "As a matter of fact, he owns 100 or more camels."
"Not a chance," replied John, "I know for a fact he owns fewer than 100 camels."
Frank joined in, "Well, he owns at least one camel."

If only one of their statements is true, how many camels does Sam own?


Answer

Sam doesn't own any camels. If the first statement is true then the last is true as well. If the last is true then so is either the first or the second statement. But if the second is true, the first and last aren't necessarily true. Sam can own no camels, making the first and third false, but the second statement true. Since only one can be true, the second is true. He owns zero camels.
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Comments

tec_ocd
Jan 10, 2004

true true.
good one
tec_ocd
Jan 10, 2004

true true.
good one
luckypuppy*us*
May 15, 2008

yep.
carlm0404
Feb 12, 2016

Try rewording part of your comment about "if 2nd statement is true": it would mean 1st statement MUST be false.

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