Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 21:18:07 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Okay, here's a more precise version.
> 1) Take the key from A. Do this at 5:44PM.
> 2) Unlock B. Do this at 5:45PM.
> 3) Take the key from B. Do this at 5:46PM.
> 4) Unlock A. Do this at 5:43PM.

5:43PM, the next day, right?

At 5:00 on day 1, box B is locked (but A isn't). At 5:00 on day 2, box
A is locked (but B isn't). So, they're both locked, each containing
the key to the other - just not both locked at the same time.

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