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Re: Maximisation problem
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Jul 26, 2013 7:35 PM


Paul wrote: > Let n be a fixed integer > 1. > n logicians walk into a bar. The barwoman says "Do all of you want a beer?" The first logician says "I don't know." The second logician says "I don't know." ... The n1st logician says "I don't know." The nth logician says "Yes please." Which value of n maximises the humorousness of the joke? I read it with n = 3 but n = 2 also illustrates the principle.
All applied to three is ok, for two one says both.
 Nam Nguyen in sci.logic in the thread 'Q on incompleteness proof' on 16/07/2013 at 02:16: "there can be such a group where informally it's impossible to know the truth value of the abelian expression Axy[x + y = y + x]".



