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## The Riddle Of The Sphinx

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

 Puzzle ID: #49634 Fun: (2.82) Difficulty: (1.16) Category: Logic Submitted By: Gbdf Corrected By: firefox99

The sphinx wanted to know which one of the three gods stole the golden apple. Was it Horus, Anubis or Osiris?

''I didn't,'' said Horus.
''Osiris did,'' said Anubis.
''Anubis is lying,'' said Osiris.

The sphinx knew that one god was telling the truth and the other two were lying.

Who stole the golden apple?

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 RRAMMOHAN Oct 18, 2012 Stimulates thinking. A good one. Gbdf Oct 24, 2012 Thanks RRAMMOHAN! Tintin Nov 09, 2012 I got it right!! Gbdf Nov 10, 2012 Congratz! chessgenius Nov 11, 2012 Good, but i still dont get the logic behind the correct identification. kmrutledge Nov 20, 2012 Pretty good! It made me think, but I finally got it. Gbdf Nov 21, 2012 Chessgenius: Read the question again and again, and you will understand it. Kmrutledge: Congratz and Thanks! spikethru4 Nov 28, 2012 chessgenius: Suppose Horus is telling the truth; this means the other two are lying. But if Anubis is lying then Osiris's statement is true, which is a contradiction. Therefore Horus is lying about not stealing the apple, so he is the thief. DarthXenon Feb 26, 2013 Got it! bunnymother Jun 20, 2013 I like these kinds of teasers. Babe Jan 20, 2014 I got the right answer and thought Ihad figured it out, but actually it is still a mystery to me even though my theory was right. It is not the same as some of you are saying. Very confusing. eighsse Jan 20, 2014 Very easy one. Good work. Maggiethe8th Jan 20, 2014 'need to work on my logic skills.... cutebug Jan 20, 2014 Good one for the younger crowd. To obvious us for others. auntiesis Jan 20, 2014 Easy, but I love logic problems. sree Jun 28, 2014 A gr8 one... dewtell Jan 19, 2015 The key to many problems like this (with some # of true and false statements) is to look for statements that are directly contradictory - like Anubis's and Osiris's in this problem. Having found a contradiction, you know that one statement must be true and the other false, no matter which is which. Then use that information together with the total number of true and false statements to help figure out the rest. In this case, you know that the remaining statement (Horus's) must be false, so he must be the guilty one.