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Alex Gendler

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The ‘prisoners and hats puzzle’ is a classic logic problem with many variants, some of which are described and summarized here. Like other puzzles where each player has information about the other players but not about themselves, they rely on inductive logic and the hierarchy of beliefs to figure out the other players’ thought processes to deduce the missing information.

Just remember – if you try to stump other people with this kind of puzzle, make sure you have the right answer yourself.

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