Are you somebody that enjoys a riddle? I think most people enjoy the challenge from time to time but not everybody likes simply sitting and pondering over a question that does not necessarily make a big difference in their life.
Then again, there are going to be times when we hear a riddle and we know that we just have to solve it. That is the case with this question, and it seems to be stumping the Internet.
The riddle itself seems fairly simple but when you really start to think about it, it becomes more and more complex. Are you able to get the answer on your own?
There are four prisoners one in front of the other. All the 4 prisoners will be freed if at least one of them correctly guesses the color of the hat he wears. but prisoners can’t speak to each other, they can’t touch each other and they can’t look back.
Number 1 sees number 2 and 3’s hats.
Number 2 sees number 3’s hat.
Number 3 sees only the wall.
Number 4 sees only the wall.
There are no mirrors and all the prisoners know that there are 2 black hats and 2 white hats and that there are four people.
One of the prisoners says “I know the color of my hat” and solves the riddle . Which prisoner is that?
Can you guess which one it is? Check the next page for the solution.