Simple Puzzle, Stunning Solution
So I stumbled upon one of those logic puzzles that I love.
Six boys are accused of stealing apples. Exactly two are guilty. Which two? When the boys are questioned, Harry names Charlie and George, James names Donald and Tom, Donald names Tom and Charlie, George names Harry and Charlie, and Charlie names Donald and James. Tom can’t be found. Four of the boys who were questioned named one guilty boy correctly and one incorrectly, and the fifth lied outright. Who stole the apples?
And I got the solution correct (in a few mninutes).
But how a mathematician proved the solution in a few seconds was a revelation to me.