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Thread #82775   Message #1518065
Posted By: RobbieWilson
08-Jul-05 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: Logic puszzle
Subject: RE: BS: Logic puszzle
Jon, it's true that spades might have prompted the response that you suggest from Q, but not neccessary. My solution does not make any of the statements untrue.

You could rewrite the problem so that there was only the one solution if Q's first statement was " I already knew you could not tell which card it was"

The reason clubs is eliminated is because if Q knew the suit was clubs it could have been the 6, in which case P would have known exactly which card it is because there was only one 6 among the 16.