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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
You are attending a business meeting which consists of only accountants and lawyers. From your previous dealings with these two professions, you know that accountants always tell the truth about everything and lawyers always lie about something.

Two gentlemen, Sam and Adam, approach you. Sam introduces himself and says, "I am a lawyer, but Adam is an accountant."

Based on what you know from your previoius dealings, what are each of the men's actual professions?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Both lawyers
#2
both lawyers you are the accountant
#3
bellabonkers;1940863
Both lawyers


Why ?
#4
clematis45;1940879
both lawyers you are the accountant

Why are they both lawyers ? ( & no, nothing to do with me !! )
#5
snowtiger
Why ?


because you said lawyers lie so if he was telling the truth he would have to be an accountant and since as they lie about something it's Adam's profession
#6
bellabonkers;1940965
because you said lawyers lie so if he was telling the truth he would have to be an accountant and since as they lie about something it's Adam's profession

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Both Sam & Adam are lawyers. Since an Accountant ALWAYS tells the truth about everything he would never say he was a lawyer. Therefore Sam must be a lawyer. Since he is telling the truth about being a lawyer and you know that he aways lies about something, he must be lying about the second part of the statement. Therefore Adam is not an accountant, but also a lawyer.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]:-D Well done Bella' you are right & really quickly answered too ![/FONT]
#7
woohoo go me lol. it was faily easy to work the answer out just not quite so easy to write my reasoning

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