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    A really hard problem!

    On a 18-hole golf course your friend gets hole in one. After the game, 5 witnesses give their clue to which of the 18 holes that your friend got hole in one in. However, only one of the 5 witnesses speaks the truth:

    1) It is a not an even number
    2) The number consists of two digits
    3) The number only consists of straight lines
    4) It is not a prime number
    5) The number is not a square number

    At what hole did your friend get hole in one?
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    its only a guess but i think number 3 is telling the truth . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Logic Sense View Post
    On a 18-hole golf course your friend gets hole in one. After the game, 5 witnesses give their clue to which of the 18 holes that your friend got hole in one in. However, only one of the 5 witnesses speaks the truth:

    1) It is a not an even number
    2) The number consists of two digits
    3) The number only consists of straight lines
    4) It is not a prime number
    5) The number is not a square number

    At what hole did your friend get hole in one?

    Truth Table (witness information is Assumed CORRECT)
    HOLE: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    #1::: 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 odd#
    #2::: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2#'s
    #3::: 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 S.L.
    #4::: 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 !Pr
    #5::: 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 !sqr
    sum:: 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 4 3

    #5 spoke the truth. HIO made off 2nd tee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan View Post
    Truth Table (witness information is Assumed CORRECT)
    HOLE: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    #1::: 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 odd#
    #2::: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2#'s
    #3::: 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 S.L.
    #4::: 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 !Pr
    #5::: 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 !sqr
    sum:: 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 4 3

    #5 spoke the truth. HIO made off 2nd tee.
    Very good.
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