Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Frog Prince

After the frog turned into a handsome prince and the princess fell in love with him, the king said, "Not so fast! If my daughter is going to marry a former frog, I want to make sure he can do more than catch flies." And he insisted that the prince take an intelligence test. "One of these three boxes is filled with precious jewels. The other two contain pebbles from the pond you just left. As you see, the boxes all have inscriptions. Box No. 1 says, 'The jewelry is in this box.' Box No. 2 says, 'The jewelry is not in this box.' And Box No. 3 says, 'The jewelry is not in the first box'."

"I see," said the prince. The king continued, "If I told you how many of these inscriptions are true, you would be able to figure out where the jewelry is. Where is it?"

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