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A new brain teaser.A prisoner is told, ?If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shot you. How can he say? Comments

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The prisoner can say: "You will hang me." If they were to hang him, he told the truth and if they shoot him, he lied.

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You will hang me. If they hang him, then the statement was true and they could only hang him for telling a lie. If they shoot him, then it makes the statement a lie and they were only to shoot him for telling the truth. An alternate solution is to say, ?You will not shoot me,? leading to the same quandary for the killers.


Very well done, it's nice to get a answer which hasn't been copied from google.

Next one in 10 mins & one star (I'm in a generous mood).

Stick around if you can & welcome to the riddles,enjoy!!
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I'm not copying my answer directly from Google. Besides, my internet connection is slow to be googling these riddles.

Thank you, sir! ^_^ I'm looking forward to the next one.
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How are you Graceful, I'm still haven't received 1 star. It's a conspiracy! I've got some good news, I'll tell you later.
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That comment re Goigle wasn't meant for you but for the 2nd person who answered. That person was at the top of the people who answered screen but when you answered your answer jumped up to the top & I just clicked on the top answer without looking hence the "welcome to riddles" comment.

Maybe my brain isn't quite right yet!

Very sorry, I apologise profusely.
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I'm doing better now, thank you for asking. 1 star? Tell me the good news! :) Lemme guess, they decided to discharge you from the hospital earlier than you thought?
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Don't worry about it. You stirred up the confusion here when I first read your previous comment.
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You will hang me.

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I'm going to need the reasoning behind your answer ie: why is the best thing to say?
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You will hang me. If they hang him, then the statement was true and they could only hang him for telling a lie. If they shoot him, then it makes the statement a lie and they were only to shoot him for telling the truth. An alternate solution is to say, ?You will not shoot me,? leading to the same quandary for the killers.

Correct answer, well done & a star!
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It's nice to get a answer from someone who didn't google the answer.

Welcome to riddles, hope you can stick around.
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You will hang me.

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No, I wouldn't hang you, I thought we were friends!!
How are you Bronwyn ?
I've got some good news, I'll tell you later.
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You will hang me. If they hang him, then the statement was true and they could only hang him for telling a lie. If they shoot him, then it makes the statement a lie and they were only to shoot him for telling the truth. An alternate solution is to say, ?You will not shoot me,? leading to the same quandary for the killers.
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You will hang me. If they hang him, then the statement was true and they could only hang him for telling a lie. If they shoot him, then it makes the statement a lie and they were only to shoot him for telling the truth. An alternate solution is to say, ?You will not shoot me,? leading to the same quandary for the killers.
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What's the news? Sorry, with a friend right now.
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You will hang me

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