PuzzlePlexus - where the neurons and the morons meet
Puzzle No.1 : The saint on the hill
Nothing to do with The Beatles or thier former spiritual patron, the puzzle is a classic, that shows how, many solutions are just a matter of re-arranging the puzzle to look at things from a different perspective. Prove the correctness (or incorrectness) of the logician's statement - The logician said: "An old monk starts at sunrise from his monastery at the foot of a mountain, climbs the mountain all day long, at varying speeds and resting from time to time, and reaches the holy temple at the top of the mountain at sunset.. After several days of semi-fasting and prayer, he starts his return journey at sunrise, much weakened, and makes his way down the mountain, walking even more slowly and unsteadily and in fits and starts, taking the exact route that he took going up, and reaches the monastery late in the evening. Ok, my disciples, do you know there was a point on the route which the priest crossed at exactly the same time of the day while ascending and descending?"