Treasure in gold and silver pot puzzle
There is a silver pot and a golden pot. One of these pots contains a treasure and the other one is empty.
Both of them have a label containing hints. Assume that you can determine from the labels which pot contains the treasure.
The labels on the pots are the following:
The silver pot: “This pot is empty.”
The golden pot: “Exactly one of these texts is true.”
Answer – The Silver Pot contains the treasure
(S) The silver pot: “This pot is empty.”
(G) The golden pot: “Exactly one of these texts is true.”
Premise: Let S be TRUE:
Assumption 1: ‘G’ is also true
This will contradict itself, because , as per the statement, only one of S / G can be true AND S is already true, which implies that G must be false, contradicting the assumption.
Assumption 2: G is False
Then either BOTH S and G should be TRUE OR both should be false. But since our premise is that S is true, this means G also must be true, again contradicting the assumption.
Thus, both the scenarios end up self-contradictory, which, in turn, implies that our premise must be wrong. So, ‘S’ must be false.
Then, G can be true, because only one statement (G) is true.
Hence the result: The label on silver pot is wrong => It is NOT empty => contains the treasure.
Silver contains treasure
More puzzles to try-
How many children do i have puzzleMy daughter has many sisters. She has as many sisters as she has brothers. Each of her brothers has twice ...Read More »
Stabilizing nodes from an anchorIn a finite, undirected, connected graph, an integer variable v(n) is associated with each node n. One node is distinguished ...Read More »
I can guide youI am so simple, that I can only point yet I guide men all over the world.Read More »
Which clock works best?Which clock works best? The one that loses a minute a day or the one that doesn’t work at all?Read More »
Funny business trick riddleWhat is the easiest way to double your money?Read More »
Nose and FeetWhy are the nose and feet confusing body parts?Read More »
implement isPalindrome(int n)Implement the function boolean isPalindrome (int n); Which will return true if the bit-wise representation of the integer is a ...Read More »
Two consecutive numbers thinking puzzleA professor thinks of two consecutive numbers between 1 and 10. ‘A’ knows the 1st number and ‘B’ knows the ...Read More »
One digit numberWhat two whole, positive numbers that have a one-digit answer when multiplied and a two-digit answer when added?Read More »
Wise SonAn old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know ...Read More »
Seen in the skyIt is seen in the water, if seen in the sky, It is in the rainbow, a jay’s feather and ...Read More »
Microwave for just 2 seconds riddleMark, the lazy guy puts his coffee into the microwave, as he does every morning, for exactly 2 minutes. When ...Read More »
What’s her name?A smooth dance, a ball sport, a place to stay, an Asian country, and a girl’s name. What’s her name?Read More »
Ishan Dictation test riddleLittle Ishan was a very bad at memorizing word spellings and he regularly makes mistake. So his teacher comes up ...Read More »
Count the SquaresCount the squares in the matchstick puzzle below?Read More »
Birth Day RiddleJohn was born on March 5, 1970, in Delhi, India. Jacob was born 25 days before John. The year when ...Read More »
What is the fastest way to empty the bathtub?You fill up a bathtub with water and you have a teaspoon, tablespoon, and fourth cup. What is the fastest ...Read More »
1 to 9 all digits to be used puzzleUse digits from 1 to 9 once in such a way that each digit is used in the boxes and ...Read More »
cat & mice on chessboard riddleFour white pieces (the mice) are placed on one side of a chessboard, and one black piece (the cat) is ...Read More »
What word links these images?