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# Eric, Adrian, Cedric, Derek

After a local bungled heist, five suspects were being interviewed by the police. Eventually the police managed to get a confession. Below is a summary of their statements and it turns out that exactly 5 of these statements were true. Would you make a good detective, try and work out who committed the crime?

Adrian said:

It wasn't Barry

It was Cedric

Barry said:

It wasn't Adrian

It was Derek

Cedric said:

It wasn't Derek

It wasn't Barry

Derek said:

It wasn't Eric

It was Adrian

Eric said:

It wasn't Cedric

It was Derek

Adrian said:

It wasn't Barry

It was Cedric

Barry said:

It wasn't Adrian

It was Derek

Cedric said:

It wasn't Derek

It wasn't Barry

Derek said:

It wasn't Eric

It was Adrian

Eric said:

It wasn't Cedric

It was Derek

### Answer

Eric committed the crime. One method of solving this teaser is to assume that it was Adrian, then work out how many of the statements would then have been true. Once you work out the number of statements for each suspect, you can determine the correct one.Hide Answer Show Answer

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that took me forever and I still didn't figure it out. good one.

overload.....ouch! Got it, but it hurt doing it.

It could've been Derek. Bad teaser.

I got Derek too.and having Eric would make a total of 6 statements true instead of 5 as both Cedric's statements would be true

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