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Puzzle With A Lesson

Puzzle With A Lesson18-07-2017 03:39
A prison was overcrowded. Rather than simply release a prisoner, or perhaps more than one, the warden created a challenge. He brought three prisoners into a room and gave them the rules of the challenge. Each prisoner would have a hat put onto his head from behind him. The bag contained three black hats and two red hats. If a prisoner could tell the warden the color of the hat on his own head, he would immediately be freed. If he guessed, and guessed wrong, he would be executed immediately. (So nobody guesses, preferring not to be executed.)

1st Prisoner: Looks at #2 and #3 and then declares, "I don't know."
2nd Prisoner: Looks at #1 and #3 and then declares, "I don't know."
3rd Prisoner is blind: He declares "I know!"

Does he?

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