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Re: Maximisation problem
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Jul 26, 2013 7:36 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."
That doesn't answer the question correctly.
> Which value of n maximises the humorousness of the joke? I read it > with n = 3 but n = 2 also illustrates the principle. > > Paul Epstein >
 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]".



