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by Ari
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424245

Re: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A

Thank you, Ari, well said. I agree except for one small point: The Guru can NEVER leave the island unless someone else makes a statement about eye colors. If the Guru is the only one allowed to speak, she can never learn anything about her own eyes. Assume the Guru has blue eyes. When there are two...
by Ari
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424245

Re: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A

I think I've figured out why some of you are feeling like you're being conned by the solution. As I see it, the middle of the deduction chain is entirely unimportant, and you're rightly concluding that once they've considered the base case and extrapolated the general rule, they don't actually need ...

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