Logical Puzzles


A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he say to save himself?

Explanation :

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.

chetana said: ( January 21, 2017 01:53:15 AM )

if he tell the truth why would the statement go wrong

Rakesh Kumar said: ( February 10, 2017 09:47:14 AM )

Waste of Time no logic

Bhanu said: ( March 01, 2017 01:16:51 PM )

Really what a logical thinking ,it was even to think also great question and the answer is too great

Riya said: ( March 24, 2017 07:41:03 AM )

If he speaks truth, then the statement may go wrong. Because true speaking people should not be punished (shoot by a gun). If he speaks false, then he will be hang, that is correct. That is why the correct answer is "you will not shoot me".

Merna said: ( April 03, 2017 02:48:36 PM )

This makes no sense why would they shoot him if he tell the truth?