In Search of Wisdom

Logic Level 3

The King called the three wisest men in the country to his court to decide who would become his new advisor. He showed the men five hats. Three of the hats were black and two of the hats were blue. He placed a hat on each of their heads, such that each wise man could see all of the other hats, but none of them could see their own. The two hats left over were hidden. The wise men were forbidden to speak to each other. The king declared that whichever man stood up first and announced correctly the color of his own hat would win and become his new advisor.

The wise men sat for a long time before one stood up and correctly announced the answer. Determine the color of the hats of the three wise men (the color of the winner's hat first, then the other two).

Details and assumptions:

All three men are extremely wise, therefore, they will reach any logical conclusion correctly.


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