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    Rookie SVT Poster creina's Avatar
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    Tough interesting riddle, good luck!

    This is a riddle given to my class by one of our professors. It took me a long time to get it and I was the only person in the class to do so. Take a look!

    The warden meets with 23 new prisoners when they arrive. He tells them, "You may meet today and plan a strategy. But after today, you will be in isolated cells and will have no communication with one another.

    "In the prison is a switch room, which contains two light switches labeled A and B, each of which can be in either the 'on' or the 'off' position. I am not telling you their present positions. The switches are not connected to anything.

    "After today, from time to time whenever I feel so inclined, I will select one prisoner at random and escort him to the switch room. This prisoner will select one of the two switches and reverse its position. He must move one, but only one of the switches. He can't move both but he can't move none either. Then he'll be led back to his cell.

    "No one else will enter the switch room until I lead the next prisoner there, and he'll be instructed to do the same thing. I'm going to choose prisoners at random. I may choose the same guy three times in a row, or I may jump around and come back.

    "But, given enough time, everyone will eventually visit the switch room as many times as everyone else. At any time anyone of you may declare to me, 'We have all visited the switch room.'

    "If it is true, then you will all be set free. If it is false, and somebody has not yet visited the switch room, you will be fed to the alligators."

    Here's the question:

    What is the strategy the prisoners devise?

    For the answer, e-mail me at [email protected]
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    Who's that whore? 95oRANGEcRUSH's Avatar
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    This one is gonna get some really interesting responses.


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    Ever seen "Natural Born Killers"? Well there ya' go. j/k
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    Rookie SVT Poster creina's Avatar
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    It's not as hard as it seems
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    holy crap its kicking my ass and im usually good at riddles
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    Do your own homework.

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    I e-mailed answer...........I think.

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    Who's that whore? 95oRANGEcRUSH's Avatar
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    Does anyone know yet?

    I re-read it twice and sat for 15 minutes trying to figure it out.

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    Originally posted by 95oRANGEcRUSH
    Does anyone know yet?

    I re-read it twice and sat for 15 minutes trying to figure it out.
    I read it for about an hour then sat and stared at the screen and lost everything i had learned all day
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    Rookie SVT Poster creina's Avatar
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    Originally posted by tommylightning
    Do your own homework.
    lol, I did figure it out. I was the only one in the class that actually got it correct. The answer has nothing to do with making markings on the wall or anything like that. Think long term.

    e-mail me for the answer [email protected]
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    When they get into the room, beat the Warden's ass and take his keys?

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    I-R-BABOON quote:
    I read it for about an hour then sat and stared at the screen and lost everything i had learned all day
    LMAO!

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    I emailed you the answer.

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    will you tell us the answer?

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    Whoops! Didn't mean to ruin it! I'll take the answer out so others may have a chance. I guess I was the only one to drop what I was doing and work it out!
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    I don't think everyone was done trying to figure it out. That why I had e-mail me for the answer so it wasn't spoiled for everyone. Oh well.
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    Way to go txflyme

    True noob style
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    I must be retarded cuz I just don't get it
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    whats the answer!!!!
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