You and 8 other students are trapped inside a temple and the temple will collapse in an hour.There are four ways, out of which only way one leads out and the other three have dead ends. Also one of the ways is cursed and it curses any two people on that path. Cursed students will lie occasionally(i.e. lie randomly). Assuming that all paths are equally long and you reach the dead end in 20 minutes. Devise a strategy to safely get out of the temple.


You are cursed at the end of path. Nobody can tell if they(or someone else) are cursed or not. Also you cannot be cursed.

  • $\begingroup$ occasionally lie? $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Commented May 12, 2018 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ If I'm cursed, will I know it? $\endgroup$
    – Kepotx
    Commented May 12, 2018 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ when the curse hapoens? $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Commented May 12, 2018 at 14:01
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ This seems identical to this riddle. Unless you happened to come up with the exact same riddle independently, please attribute the source in your question. $\endgroup$
    – Riley
    Commented May 12, 2018 at 14:20
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ This seems to be a duplicate of The Expedition Into The Ancient Cave $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented May 12, 2018 at 15:16

1 Answer 1


As I can't be cursed

I can go alone, leaving 8 students for 3 path
Split the students in two groups of 3 and one group of two
As only two students can be cursed, the group of three will either all say the same, or say different things. If they say different things, we know they are cursed. The only problem is the group of two : either they argue, and you know they are cursed, or they agree. but they can both lie. But as we know the result of other three path, it doesn't matter: if I or a group of three claim to know the exit, we know the group of two lie


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