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What is wrong with this statement?

Clarification: "What is wrong with this statement?" is the statement.

The reason I didn't make this a problem, is I couldn't find a way to put the answer, that wouldn't give it away! This is a very easy problem, but I'm hoping it stumps 1 or 2 of you.

Note: This question is part of the book "The Mysterious Benedict Society" which is a good read.

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What do you mean by "wrong"?

Mateo Matijasevick - 3 years, 3 months ago

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Like it says above it's to do with logic... that might give you a clue.

Finn C - 3 years, 3 months ago

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So, there's nothing wrong with the statement...

Mateo Matijasevick - 3 years, 3 months ago

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@Mateo Matijasevick Do you want the answer...?

Finn C - 3 years, 3 months ago

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Incorrect... Maybe grammar like... (thought its not)... I'll give the answer if no one gets it in a day or so.

Finn C - 3 years, 3 months ago

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I've wrote it... :)

Finn C - 3 years, 3 months ago

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OK, I'll check it out!

Geoff Pilling - 3 years, 3 months ago

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Follow Geoff suggestions, a repeated word would be better than an spelling mistake

Mateo Matijasevick - 3 years, 3 months ago

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OK... going to delete it and make a couple of obvious mistakes

Finn C - 3 years, 3 months ago

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I think I got it! I won't post the solution though... hehe :D

Seth-Riley Adams - 3 years, 3 months ago

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I got it isn't even a statement it is a question!

Rex Holmes - 3 years ago

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