I am referring to the truth, lying and random gods puzzle, linked here (be careful, the solution is in the Wikipedia page!)
Please, DO NOT GIVE THE SOLUTION OR HINTS, I am just looking for clarifications!
I wanted to know :
what happens when I am asking truth God about what random God would answer. Is the truth God going to randomly flip a coin to determine the random god possible answer or is the truth God unable to answer and remaining quiet? Thus detecting the random god.
how does this random god works? From this detail,
Note that the Random god in Boolos' puzzle is a god who acts randomly as either a truth-teller or a liar. This is different from a god who answers 'yes' or 'no' randomly. One usual trick in solving many logic puzzles is to design a (perhaps composite) question that forces both a truth-teller and a liar to answer 'yes'. For such a question, a person who randomly chooses to be a truth-teller or a liar is still forced to answer 'yes', but a person who answers randomly may answer 'yes' or 'no'.
I think that the usual trick "what your brother would advice" still works, am I right?
- do the gods know each other language, meaning, is there any language inversion between Gods or do they properly translate each others answer? I am trying to think the puzzle as some electric/logic circuit somehow with No gate and such.
And I think that's it, for now :)
I am sorry to post here such a question, but I need a place where the answer will not be pushed right to my eyes and the kid who forward me the puzzle is not able to help me without spilling part of the beans!
Thank you very much for your understanding.
Edit : I got a better phrasing for the random god : can I say that every time I am asking a question, I have either 2 lying Gods and one truth teller or 2 truth tellers and one liar?