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Robbery #4

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Again, Abu, Ibn, and Hasib were on trial and it was known that one and only one of them was guilty. Abu claimed to be innocent; Ibn agreed that Abu was innocent; and Hasib claimed that he himself was the guilty one. As it turned out, the guilty one lied. Which one was guilty?

Solution


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Solution

 

Again, Abu, Ibn, and Hasib were on trial and it was known that one and only one of them was guilty. Abu claimed to be innocent; Ibn agreed that Abu was innocent; and Hasib claimed that he himself was the guilty one. As it turned out, the guilty one lied. Which one was guilty?

(In the applet below, click on the underlined omitted expressions. See what happens.)

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