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Truth Town

A man trying to travel to truth town stops at a fork in the road. He knows one of them leads to liar town, and the other to Truth Town. All people from truth town tell the truth, and people from liar town all lie. There is a citizen in the fork, but the man doesn’t know if the citizen is from Liar town or Truth town. by only saying one thing, how can he get the citizen to take the man to truth town?

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17 guesses to Truth Town

  • Paul

    “Which fork to Truth Town.” The liar would point toward Liar Town and the honest citizen would point toward Truth Town.

  • So how would you know which way to go?

    That’s not the answer we’re looking for.

    Keep trying.

  • Roolstar

    Please take me to your town…

    A Truth town citizen would take him to Truth town
    A Liar town citizen would take him to Truth town as well

  • Bingo!

    “Show me where you live.” (or there abouts).
    You nailed it, Rool.
    You’re today’s winner.

  • navya


  • DaNeitrah

    Am I am male or a female? I would know if this person is a liar right away.

  • Nicholas Shepherd

    Ask the citizen which way is the way to truth town and he will tell you the way to truth town because if he was from liar town he would have to tell you a lie and lead you to truth and if he lead you to liar town that would be telling the truth so he has to lie and take you to truth town

  • Max

    He said take me to your town.

  • TyBry

    Surely if you ask them “Show me where you live” or “take me to your town” you wouldn’t be any wiser as too whether you’re in truth town or liar town? Since he hasn’t lied to you or told you the truth…He has just shown you which town he lives in…

    The riddle assumes he lies with his actions as well? Which isn’t lieing, it’s just misleading. A liar can take you to their house because you don’t need to lie about where you live – so you could end up in liar town because he doesn’t even need to speak to take you there! So you need to deduce whether he is a liar or not by asking him a question; it’s the only reasonable way of finding out.

  • If I ask you if this way is truth town will you say yes?

  • wilson

    Which way are you from?

  • gautam

    ill ask one of the villagers that what would the other villager(of the other village) say if i asked him which is the village of honest people.if

  • Carl

    ”Take me to your home town”

  • Ellie

    Either “Where do you live” or “What would you say if I asked you if this is the way to truth town?” For the latter form: the sentence constructs a double lie, so the liar will tell the truth.

  • potato

    are you from the right side of toen?

  • Jess

    He could say “good morning”. If the man says good morning back, and it is morning, you know he’s from truth town. If the man says good evening or good afternoon and it is really morning, you know he’s from liar town.

  • Edwin Horan

    do you know the way to the villag