# Show Me the Way Home

by Joe McCrea

Take the middle road.

If you break down the 10 answers, you have...

2 people telling you to go right, left, and middle.

You also have 2 people telling you NOT to take the left.

Therefore, left cannot be the correct answer because 6 people would be lying.

To decide whether to go right or middle, you must determine how many children MUST have known the correct road ahead of time for each case.

Remember, 5 children do not know the correct path, but can determine what to say or not to say by overhearing the child before them.

If the correct road is right, then children 1,5,6,8,9 are lying and children 1,2,4,7,9,10 (6 children) must have known the correct path without help from someone else.

The correct road is the middle, since only children 1,2,3,6,9 needed to know the road. The statements given by 4,5,7,8,10 can be deduced from the child's statement preceding them.