# Three ways and monk questioning riddle

You are walking down the road trying to find enlightenment when you come to a monk and a three-way fork in the road. The roads point North, East, and West. You can ask the monk one question. He will answer honestly yes, no, or just hum if he cannot answer the question.

What do you ask him to figure out the correct path?

guess

he will ask (pointing to one of the road at 180 angle to other road )does this go east?.if yes then it is clear that other one of 180 angle goes west and rest one north.

if he says no then it goes west and other one of 180 degree angle goes east and rest one north.IF we want to find direction

BUT IF WE WANT ENLIGHTENMENT WE WOULD ASK WOULD YOU TEACH ME ?

The monk can not point to enlight you about direction as he can only answer in yes no and hum. and if he answer’s in hum. what is your logic to solve puzzle?

I will explain to him

if it is EAST ** **he should say YES

if NORTH he should say NO

if WEST he should say HUMM

and if he does not know which way it is he should quietly be on his way without responding

and then I will ask “which way should I go to get enlightened?”

### Your Answer

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