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    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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    Both lawyers

    both lawyers you are the accountant

    Original Poster

    bellabonkers;1940863

    Both lawyers



    Why ?

    Original Poster

    clematis45;1940879

    both lawyers you are the accountant


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

    snowtiger;1940937

    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

    Original Poster

    bellabonkers;1940965

    because you said lawyers lie so if he was telling the truth he would have … 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]

    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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