Question :: 4
king wants his daughter to marry the smartest of 3 extremely
intelligent young princes, and so the king's wise men devised an
The princes are gathered
into a room and seated, facing one another, and are shown 2 black hats
and 3 white hats. They are blindfolded, and 1 hat is placed on each of
their heads, with the remaining hats hidden in a different room.
king tells them that the first prince to deduce the color of his hat
without removing it or looking at it will marry his daughter. A wrong
guess will mean death. The blindfolds are then removed.
are one of the princes. You see 2 white hats on the other prince's
heads. After some time you realize that the other prince's are unable to
deduce the color of their hat, or are unwilling to guess. What color is
Note: You know that your
competitors are very intelligent and want nothing more than to marry the
princess. You also know that the king is a man of his word, and he has
said that the test is a fair test of intelligence and bravery.