A man unties you in a dank, grody room. He pulls out a chair and asks you some personal questions. He then offers you a choice:

Stay in this room for the rest of your life, or take a chance on your life to leave. He also releases a cage full of arthropods. You take the later choice.

He tells you:

You have some choices. You can go into 1 of 5 rooms. Each of them will have a sign, and you get to choose which one will NOT kill you.

You walk into the hallway and see:

DOOR 1: Could door 5 be lie? You might as well try?

DOOR 2: Numbers three and five might keep you safe, but door 1 will lead to death.

DOOR 3: Door 1 is quite lie, certainly to bring demise.

DOOR 4: Do you believe that three could say such things, such lies will not keep you safe.

DOOR 5:That is wrong door four, a number in it's prime will serve just fine.

Which door do you choose? Will you live? Will you die?

  • $\begingroup$ Dont be shy! Give it a try! $\endgroup$ Sep 6 '20 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ Strafe? $\endgroup$ Sep 6 '20 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ I have edited to make it easier to understand for yall $\endgroup$ Sep 6 '20 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ sorry bout that misspell I be new and a puzzle rookie again tysm for the constructive critism $\endgroup$ Sep 6 '20 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ You mean an arthropod? $\endgroup$
    – teed
    Sep 7 '20 at 8:40

Door 5 says to not trust a door in "it's [sic] prime". If we interpret that as saying we shouldn't trust door with primes numbers, then we shouldn't trust Door 5, since 5 is prime. Door 1 seems to endorse Door 5, and Door 3 seems to endorse Door 1, and Door 2 seems to endorse Door 3, so that leaves Door 4.

But that requires a lot of inference leaps of logic. I think this puzzle is rather poor, as there isn't really a basis in the clues themselves to come to a conclusion; only by assuming that a solution is intended, and that the solution given above is the closest to a logically supported one, can we infer that this is the intended solution.

  • $\begingroup$ your answer is correct. $\endgroup$ Sep 7 '20 at 2:28
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    $\begingroup$ Door 5 presents us with a liar paradox so I'm not convinced you can then make valid deductions at all. $\endgroup$ Sep 7 '20 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ So we're supposed to choose the door which neither deprecates itself nor suggests that a different door is the one? How are we supposed to be able to determine that from the puzzle? $\endgroup$ Sep 7 '20 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ Cite door 5. It has to do with math. I will edit it to make it a tad less confusing. $\endgroup$ Sep 7 '20 at 17:38
  • $\begingroup$ I edited it to make it slightly easier to read, and understand. $\endgroup$ Sep 7 '20 at 17:45

I propose that the answer is

door 5.

This is simply because

door 1 says that "door 5 holds a key," implying that that's the door that will lead to freedom.

After all, we may assume that

all of the doors are truthful, since the things they say don't contradict each other or anything else we know.

  • $\begingroup$ Not quite, try using what door five says instead. $\endgroup$ Sep 7 '20 at 17:38

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