Portia returns

Our friend Portia is back with another problem for us. This time she puts her picture into one of three caskets and places the following inscriptions on them:

Gold casket: The portrait is in here.
Silver casket: The portrait is in here.
Lead casket: At least two of the caskets have a false inscription.

Which casket should the suitor choose? Read more

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One Response to “Portia returns”

  1. vlorbik Says:

    oh, i get it. lead.

    somehow
    “Portia explains to her suitor that each inscription may be true or false, but that she has placed her portrait in one of the caskets in a manner that is consistent with this truth or falsity of the inscriptions.”
    didn’t get it for me (even after glancing
    at some of the comments). maybe
    something along the lines
    “*none* of the statements is paradoxical”
    might’ve been helpful …

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